Completing a marathon is a marvelous life-achievement. It can even be argued that it is one of the few major life-achievements still accessible to the "ordinary person". Without lots of time and money, one cannot mount a circum-polar expedition, sail the Atlantic, or scale Everest. But we CAN all run a marathon, with proper training and preparation. And it is something we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
Like the less-accessible challenges, the marathon is one that should not be undertaken lightly. It is a 4-month, 6-month (or more) commitment that pays dividends in spades!
We want you to enjoy your Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 19, and to do so we recommend training! It REALLY helps! And very often, actually physically going to a location and training with a group of runners/walkers at the same level as you with exactly the same goal and aspirations, can make a HUGE difference.
We are pleased to strongly recommend the "Official STWM Clinics" put on by the Running Room. They're guaranteed to get you to the Finish line with flying colours and a great big smile!
Whether you're a total beginner, an emerging marathoner or a 'Kenyan' in the making, there's a program for you—at a convenient Running Room neighbourhood location near you.
One of the benefits of running in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is the availability of our online Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5k training schedules provided by Running Room! These regularly updated training schedules are designed to help carry you to the finish line on October 19! Training schedules are provided for every level of runner — whether you're a seasoned marathoner or training for your first 5k. Simply choose the schedule that best reflects your targeted finish time and distance, and be sure to stick to the program! Check back regularly for updated program info, tips and inspiration.