Training Programs

BASE CAMP: July 10, 2023
  • WHAT: a 12-week Base Training* program to build base mileage in preparation for TBR Dream Marathon training.
  • WHO: recommended for participants who have little to no experience running or runners who are starting again after a long hiatus. The program is open to runners who are not registered for TBR Dream Marathon.
  • FEE: separate fee from TBR Dream Marathon

Learn more HERE.

TBR DREAM TRAINING: Oct. 2, 2023
  • WHAT: official 20-week marathon training program for TBR Dream Marathon participants. Runners can choose between a Beginner or Intermediate Beginner program
  • WHO: recommended for all registered TBR Dream participants¬†
  • FEE: included in TBR Dream Marathon race fee

Learn more HERE.

TBR DREAM PLUS: Oct. 2, 2023
  • WHAT: a 20-week Run + Strength + Meditation & Yoga program
  • WHO: recommended for TBR DM participants who want a holistic program that will help them become stronger, improve flexibility, and avoid injury while training for the marathon
  • FEE: separate fee from TBR Dream Marathon

Learn more HERE.

Basecamp Training is a 12-week base training program to build base mileage in preparation for TBR Dream Marathon training. This is recommended for participants who have little to no experience running or runners who are starting again after a long hiatus.

  • Runners will receive their program online and will run on their own with online support
  • The program is open to runners who are not registered for TBR Dream Marathon

Basecamp Training begins JULY 10, 2023.

TBR Dreamers receive two TBR Dream Marathon Training Programs in their e-Welcome Kit upon registration. The programs were designed by TBR DM co-founder, Coach Jim Lafferty, a former and present-day marathon coach and TBR DM Principal Coach, Lit Onrubia.  Between our two coaches, they have guided over 6,000 runners for their first marathon.

Runners can choose between a Beginner program and an Intermediate Beginner program. Both are 20-week training plans with two weekday runs and one long run in the weekend. The objectives of the program:

  • To get TBR Dreamers in sufficient physical condition to complete the marathon comfortably, and make it an overall enjoyable experience;
  • To ensure TBR Dreamers do not get injured in the course of training. Marathon training is tough on the body, and nearly 20% of marathoners do get injured in training, mainly through doing too much too fast.
  • Finally, to make training as time efficient as possible, so that runners can plan running into their lives and NOT the other way around.

All Bull Sessions (run clinics) and Bull Circles (running talks) are in sync with the TBR Dream Marathon program to provide runners with the information and skills they need as they progress through training.

TBR Dream Marathon training begins OCTOBER 2, 2023.

TBR Dream Plus is an OPTIONAL add-on for runners who wish to supplement their marathon program with the following:

+ Run-specific strengthening workouts with Coach Jim Spiers. Strengthening workouts using bodyweight or light weights to help build lean muscle mass, strengthens your muscles, bones and joints to withstand the rigours of long runs, and reduce the risk of injury during marathon training. Sessions will be delivered online.

+ Yoga sessions with Coach Lace Ang. A variety of yoga classes delivered online that complement the Beginner program of TBR Dream Marathon. The classes will help loosen tight muscles, improve flexibility, and speed muscle recovery throughout the marathon journey

+ Meditation sessions with Coach Tricia Chiongbian-Concepcion. A mix of meditation and breathing sessions delivered online that help with mental health to reduce anxiety and build mental toughness

Runners will receive their program online and can do the workouts at home with online support. The program is open only to TBR Dream participants.

For more information, email jaymie@tbrdream.com