Hansons Marathon Method: Run Your Fastest Marathon the Hansons Way

Hansons Marathon Method: Run Your Fastest Marathon the Hansons Way

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Hansons Marathon Method: Run Your Fastest Marathon the Hansons Way by Humphrey

Run your first marathon or your fastest with Hansons Marathon Method , the revolutionary training program from one of the best running teams in the world, the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project.

In Hansons Marathon Method , the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project reveal their innovative marathon training program that has helped thousands of runners become true marathoners and smash their personal bests.

Hansons Marathon Method tosses out mega-long runs and high-mileage weekends—two old-fashioned running traditions that often injure and discourage runners. Runners using the Hansons method will gradually build up to the moderate-high mileage required for marathon success, spreading those miles more sensibly throughout the week. Running easy days mixed with precisely paced speed, strength, and tempo workouts, runners will steel their bodies and minds to run the hardest final miles of the marathon—and finish strong.

In this new second edition, the Hansons program welcomes newer runners with a new Just Finish program featuring a simple schedule of easier running and lower mileage. The Just Finish program sets up first-time marathoners for an enjoyable marathon and a lifetime of strong, healthy running.

Hansons Marathon Method will prepare you for your best marathon:

  • Sensible weekly mileage based on science, not outdated traditions
  • Effective Hansons speed, strength, and tempo workouts paced to achieve your goal
  • Crucial nutrition and hydration guidelines to run strong for the whole race
  • A smart and simple Just Finish program for new runners and marathon first-timers
  • Detailed training schedules for experienced and advanced marathoners

This revised second edition answers frequently asked questions, shows how to integrate flexibility and strength work into your training week, and shares the most effective recovery methods. Using the Hansons' innovative approach, you will mold real marathon muscles, train your body to avoid the wall, and finish strong.

Hansons Marathon Method lays out the smartest marathon training program available from one of the most accomplished running groups in the world. Using their innovative approach, runners will mold real marathon muscles, train their body to never hit the wall, and prepare to run their fastest marathon.

"You might expect a training program devised by the Hanson brothers to be a little different than the usual rehashing of principles and schedules. Given the success of athletes from the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, you wouldn't be surprised if it was effective, too." — Runner's World

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715489
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 60,647
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(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. 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. He is author with Kevin and Keith Hanson of Hansons Marathon Method and Hansons Half-Marathon Method.

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 Ben Rosario

Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction

PART I – THE APPROACH

1 Hanson Training Philosophy

2 Marathon Physiology

PART II – THE PROGRAM

3 Training Program Components

4 Hansons Training Plans

5 Schedule Modifications

PART III—THE STRATEGY

6 Selecting Race Goals

7 Supplemental Training

8 Marathon Nutrition and Hydration

9 Marathon Recovery

10 Marathon Gear

11 Race Tactics

12 Post-Race: What Now and What Next?

Appendix A: The Elite Program: Hansons-Brooks Distance Project

Appendix B: Training Plans Annotated with Supplemental Work

Appendix C: Sweat-Loss Calculator

Index

About the Authors

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