Hansons Half Marathon Method Run Your Best Half-marathon the Hansons Way by Luke Humphrey, Keith Hanson, Kevin Hanson


Hansons Half Marathon Method Run Your Best Half-marathon the Hansons Way by Luke Humphrey, Keith Hanson, Kevin Hanson

In their best-selling book Hansons Marathon Method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project revealed the marathon training programme they've used to turn their runners into race winners, national champions and Olympians. Now in Hansons Half-Marathon Method, they reveal their unique approach to half-marathon, the fastest-growing running race distance in the world. Using this strategic and scientifically grounded training programme, runners will mix precisely paced speed, strength and tempo workouts to forge breakthrough performance in the half-marathon distance. Hansons Half-Marathon Method will prepare intermediate and competitive half-marathoners for their best performance. Detailed nutrition and hydration chapters help runners pinpoint their personal energy and hydration needs so they know precisely how much to eat and drink during workouts, race week, race day and for recovery. The Hansons approach to pacing and nutrition means runner will never hit the wall.


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

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 programmes.

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296 pages


Luke Humphrey, Keith Hanson, Kevin Hanson
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Publication date

25th April 2014



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