14 weeks of long runs

CIELE
SUNDAYS

JAN 29 - APR 30

Feb 5th is a recovery week + guest speaker
"Setting yourself up for training success" with Coach Seanna Robinson

THIS WEEK'S ROUTES

YOUR LONG RUNS DON'T HAVE TO BE LONELY RUNS.

A winter/spring training cycle can be a grind -- it sucks, but it's true. We wanted to offer a ray of early sunshine, so we've partnered with Ciele to bring back our much loved CIELE SUNDAYS long run program. A 14-week long-run program building to the Toronto Marathon and Half-Marathon (May 7th).

14-weeks of long runs building up to the Toronto Full and Half-Marathon (May 7th).

Come join us every sunday as we get some miles in, have some good times, and gize out prizes along the way. And the more you run with us, the more chances you have to win! We're offering intro + advanced options for both full and half marathon training distances (more details below).

All routes start/finish at the shop (972 Queen St E). We've got bag check and a water fountain if you need it.

Show up for 8:45AM / we leave at 9:00AM sharp

Come for a run, get your card punched, get hooked up.

We've brought back everyone's favourite punch cards! Every run gets your card punched.

6/14 runs you get 25% any Ciele item from Culture Athletics.

10/14 runs you get a FREE LIMITED EDITION Culture x Ciele hat.

14/14 runs gets you entered into a raffle for an exclusive Culture x Ciele prize pack.

Plus we'll be giving out extra prizes (and surprises) along the way.

Guest Speakers during recovery weeks

Like any effective training plan we've included recovery weeks to give your body a chance to catch up and process the work you've been putting in. During these weeks we're bringing in experts from across the running community to talk about various aspects of endurance training. Full details to be announced, but guest speaker dates are Feb 5th, March 5th and April 2nd.

Our first session will be hosted by our Head Coach, Seanna Robinson. As an experienced coach and athlete, she'll discuss her top tips on how to make the most of your training and have an effective training cycle.

PROGRAM LEVELS AND DISTANCES

INTRO HALF-MARATHON

Jan 29: 10km
Feb 5: 10-12km + guest speaker
Feb 12: 10km
Feb 19: 14km
Feb 26: 12km
Mar 5: 14km + guest speaker
Mar 12: 12km
Mar 19: 15km
Mar 26: 18km
Apr 2: 10-12km + guest speaker
Apr 9: 15km
Apr 16: 20km
Apr 23: 16km
Apr 30: 12km

ADVANCED HALF-MARATHON

Jan 29: 15-17km
Feb 5: 12km + guest speaker
Feb 12: 18km
Feb 19: 20km (w fast finish)
Feb 26: 20km (neg split)
Mar 5: 10-12km + guest speaker
Mar 12: 25-27km
Mar 19: 18km (fast finish)
Mar 26: 18km
Apr 2: 10-12km + guest speaker
Apr 9: 20km (neg split)
Apr 16: 20km
Apr 23: 22km (fast finish)
Apr 30: 18 km (neg split)

INTRO MARATHON

Jan 29: 15-17km
Feb 5: 12km + guest speaker
Feb 12: 18km
Feb 19: 20km (w fast finish)
Feb 26: 20km (neg split)
Mar 5: 10-12km + guest speaker
Mar 12: 25-27km
Mar 19: 18km (fast finish)
Mar 26: 30km
Apr 2: 10-12km + guest speaker
Apr 9: 20km (neg split)
Apr 16: 30-32km
Apr 23: 22km (fast finish)
Apr 30: 18 km (neg split)

ADVANCED MARATHON

Jan 29: 18-20km
Feb 5: 10-12km + guest speaker
Feb 12: 25km (hilly)
Feb 19: 20km (w pacing)
Feb 26: 28km
Mar 5: 10-12km + guest speaker
Mar 12: 30km
Mar 19: 20km (w pacing)
Mar 26: 32km
Apr 2: 10-12km + guest speaker
Apr 9: 2km (w pacing)
Apr 16: 35-37km
Apr 23: 22km (w pacing)
Apr 30: 18km (w pacing)

PACES OFFERED

We'll do our best to provide moderate pacers for all groups. That being said, there's a lot of distances and multiple routes each week, so we can't guarentee leaders for all groups. With that, we strongly recommend reviewing the route in advance each week to ensure you know where you're going!

Want to be a pace leader?

We're always in need of volunteers to help out!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to register or can I just show up?

We ask that you RSVP to the eventbrite for the Jan 29th kick off (just so we can guage numbers). All other runs just show up.

What if the weather's bad?

It's Toronto in Jan to April -- of course it's going to be bad. We're going to be out there rain, snow, sleet, whatever. We'll only call off the run if it's dangerous.

What if I can't make a run, can I still get my card punched?

Probably not. But if you want to shoot your shot --- You can tag @culture.athletics and @cieleathletics in an instagram POST/REEL (not a story) telling us about your #cielesunday run and how you deserve to get your card punched. If you put in enough effort and creativity, the team might deam that sufficient. No guarentees.

Can you tell me more about the Ciele prize pack?

No. It's top secret, but it's super dope. It will be worth 14 weeks of running -- promise.

Remember you are only eligible for the grand prize if you attend ALL 14 runs! There's no other way to get entered into the raffle.

What if I am really slow?

That's okay! We can't guarentee we'll have EVERY pace group, but we have a wide variety of paces. There's gonna be SOMEONE to run with you, so don't be intimidated.

Can you show me the limited edition Culture x Ciele cap?

Not yet -- they're still in production. We'll be sharing them when they're still hot off the presses.