Marathon Programs

TBR Dreamers receive two TBR Dream Marathon Training Programs in their 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 SEPTEMBER 30, 2024.