Hansons Half-Marathon Method: Run Your Best Half-Marathon the Hansons Way

Hansons Half-Marathon Method: Run Your Best Half-Marathon the Hansons Way


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★★★★★ "The principles in this book will make you a better runner, PERIOD!"

Committed runners from all over the world have set new PRs with the Hansons training program. Now in Hansons Half-Marathon Method, the Hansons-Brooks team shares its unique, winning approach to the popular half-marathon distance.

With half-marathon training programs for intermediate and advanced runners, as well as a welcoming Just Finish Program for newer runners, Hansons Half-Marathon Method prepares all athletes for their best performance.

Hansons athlete and coach Luke Humphrey explores the differences between the Hansons method and other training programs and then shows runners how to make the Hansons half-marathon training program their own. He guides runners through choosing the right training plan and offers a practical guide to setting race finish time goals. Humphrey reveals the Hansons approach to precise half-marathon pacing, showing runners how to find their most effective paces for the Hansons SOS ("something of substance") workouts--speed, strength, tempo, long, and easy runs. He coaches runners on how to modify the plans to work around busy schedules and missed workouts. He answers frequently asked questions on switching workout days, managing fatigue, incorporating races into training, and adding mileage.

Runners will benefit from the Hansons' advice on finding the best shoes for distance running and their veteran tips on avoiding common stumbling blocks during race week, at the expo, at the start line, and after the race. The Hansons science-based approach to half-marathon pacing, nutrition, and hydration will ensure that runners cross the finish line feeling strong.

Hansons Half-Marathon Method lays out the most effective way to train for a half-marathon, developed by one of the most accomplished running groups in the nation. Using the Hansons way, runners can forge a breakthrough half-marathon performance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715199
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 270,711
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Luke Humphrey is head coach of Hansons Coaching Services and a member of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Humphrey holds a B.A. in Exercise Science from Central Michigan University, an M.S. in Exercise Science from Oakland University, and is a Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine. Humphrey is also a professional distance runner with top 10 and podium finishes in major U.S. running races from 10K to marathon, as well as two-time qualifier for the Olympic Trials.

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

Foreword by Kevin and Keith Hanson

1. Hanson Training Philosophy
2. Half-Marathon Physiology

3. Training Program Components
4. Hansons Training Programs
5. Program Modifications

6. Selecting Race Goals
7. Supplemental Training
8. Half-Marathon Nutrition and Hydration
9. Half-Marathon Gear
10. Race Tactics
11. Post-Race Recovery

Appendix A. The Elite Program: Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
Appendix B. The Sweat Rate Worksheet

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