Hasons-Brooks distance Project releases its 'marathon method' as a book
For the first time, an elite running group has released its training methods. In their new book Hansons Marathon Method: A Renegade Path to Your Fastest Marathon, the coaches of the Michigan-based Hansons-Brooks Distance Project have open sourced their innovative and highly successful approach to marathon training.
In the book, Hansons coach and professional runner Luke Humphrey reveals the methods developed by Keith and Kevin Hanson to turn their Hansons-Brooks Distance Project runners into race winners, national champions and Olympians. According to a press release from VeloPress, publisher of the book, Hansons Marathon Method "offers a radical overhaul of marathon training."
"Hansons Marathon Method does away with mega-long runs and high-mileage weekends - two outdated traditions that make most runners miserable. Instead, 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 miles of the marathon," the press release states.
Both beginner and advanced training programs can be customized to meet individual runners' needs. The book, available in paperback for $18.95, also includes chapters on nutrition and hydration.
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 a two-time qualifier for the Olympic Trials.
Kevin and Keith Hanson are elite running coaches and co-founders of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. They have coached the U.S. Olympic development team to victories in national and international events. They co-own several Hansons Running Shops in Michigan.
For more information, go to www.velopress.com/hansons.
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