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Hansons Marathon Method : Run Your Fastest Marathon the Hansons Way

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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 Hansons Marathon Method will prepare you for your best marathon: Sensible weekly mileage based on science, not outdated traditionsEffective Hansons speed, strength, and tempo workouts paced to achieve your goalCrucial nutrition and hydration guidelines to run strong for the whole raceA smart and simple Just Finish program for new runners and marathon first-timersDetailed training schedules for experienced and advanced marathonersThis 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 Worldshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 23mm | 499g
  • VELOPRESS
  • Boulder, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1937715485
  • 9781937715489
  • 93,229

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Keith and Kevin Hanson have been training professional and amateur distance runners for over 20 years. Last year the brothers, along with Luke Humphrey, an exercise physiologist and one of their coaches, published Hansons Marathon Method. In it, they've thrown out just about every standard of the marathon training program Unlike other marathon training programs, which typically have runs of 20 miles or longer, the Hansons method tops out at 16 miles, an appealing draw. "New York Times" You might expect a training program devised by the Hanson brothers, Keith and Kevin, 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" Whether you're a first-time half-marathoner or want to improve your PR, this book is worth a read. "Competitor magazine" Hansons Half-Marathon Method lays out an approach that can work for anyone from a runner who's doing a charity run with the goal of just finishing to a highly competitive runner trying to PR. "The Runivore" Kevin and Keith Hanson have years of experience coaching athletes at many levels. Their knowledge of the sport is evident in their ability to continually develop athletes and take them to the next level. In addition, Luke Humphrey's science background coupled with being a top-tier marathoner brings a unique and beneficial perspective to training. Not only can Luke provide the scientific approach to the training methods, but he's done the workouts and had successful results. The results have been proven at every level, from the beginner to the elite, the Hanson's training system works. With the coaching experience of Kevin and Keith and the science background Luke brings to the table, you have an incredible wealth of knowledge, and arguably one of the best marathon coaching teams in the country. Desiree Linden, Olympic marathoner Keith and Kevin Hanson, through their passion for the sport of distance running, have developed an amazing history of successful coaching with the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Their insights into their individual athletes and coaching philosophies have enabled athletes like Desi Davila and Brian Sell to successfully compete on the world's greatest running stages. Even more impressive is the development of what many elite coaches would call marginally talented runners who the Hansons have coached up to being national-caliber competitors. Many coaches have systems, but the key to success is the athlete's belief in that system. That comes with trust. The athletes trust the process and the people directing that process. Luke Humphrey adds the science behind the process, but the implementation of the process is an art perfected one athlete at a time. Greg Meyer, American distance runner and winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons"show more

About Luke Humphrey

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.show more

Back cover copy

Run your fastest marathon--or your first--with Hansons Marathon Method, the revolutionary training program from the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. The Hansons Marathon Method has helped thousands of runners smash their best times, using the same training approach that has turned Hansons-Brooks Distance Project runners into champions. With comprehensive training schedules for experienced runners, plus a Just Finish plan for newer runners, Hansons Marathon Method will prepare you for your best marathon. The Hansons training system sets you up for a strong marathon with: Sensible weekly mileage based on science, not outdated traditions Speed, strength, and tempo workouts paced to achieve your goal Crucial fueling guidelines to help you run strong Detailed beginner, intermediate, and advanced training plans 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. The new Just Finish program offers easier running and lower mileage, setting first-time marathoners up for an enjoyable marathon and a lifetime of strong, healthy running. Using the Hansons' innovative approach, you will build real marathon muscles, train your body to avoid the wall, and finish strong. "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 Worldshow more

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