Hansons First Marathon: Step Up to 26.2 the Hansons Way

Hansons First Marathon: Step Up to 26.2 the Hansons Way


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715793
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 10/12/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 242,965
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Luke Humphrey is head coach of Hansons Coaching Services and a member of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Humphrey holds a BA in Exercise Science from Central Michigan University, an MS in Exercise Science from Oakland University, and is a Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine. For nearly a decade, Humphrey has personally coached hundreds of runners to meet their goals.

Humphrey is also a professional distance runner who has qualified three times for the U.S. Olympic Trials. He has raced to top 10 and podium finishes in major U.S. running races from 10K to marathon.

Kevin and Keith Hanson are elite running coaches and co-founders of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Kevin has earned multiple Coach of the Year distinctions in recognition of the performance of athletes racing in his programs.

Table of Contents


Before You Begin

1 Establishing Your Starting Point

2 What Kind of Runner Are You?

The Why

3 Our Training Philosophy

4 Physiology

The Programs

5 Ready, Set . . .

6 The Components

7 Training Plans

8 Modifying Your Plan

The Strategy

9 Setting Goals

10 Choosing a Race

11 Supplemental Training

12 Recovery

13 Nutrition and Hydration

14 Shoes and Other Gear

Stepping Up . . . and Beyond

15 Navigating the Last Six Weeks

16 Race Day!

17 After the Race



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