FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hansons-Brooks Distance Project Releases Its Marathon Method
Boulder, CO, USA - October 9, 2012 - For the first time, an elite running
group has released its training methods. In their new book Hansons Marathon
Method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project have
open-sourced their innovative and highly successful approach to marathon
Hansons Marathon Method offers a radical overhaul of marathon training that
promises to turn any runner into a true marathoner and help experienced
marathoners set new personal bests. Hansons Marathon Method: A Renegade
Path to Your Fastest Marathon is featured this month in Barnes & Noble
bookstores and is also available in many bookstores, running shops, and
online. For more information, please visit www.velopress.com/hansons.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of runners tackle their first marathon
and never return to long-distance running. Why? Because they use
old-fashioned training plans and suffer through months of poorly designed
workouts. On race day, these ill-prepared runners grind out the last miles,
checking 26.2 off their list for good.
Hansons Marathon Method changes everything. 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.
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weekends-two outdated traditions that make most runners miserable.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.
Both Beginner and Advanced training programs feature the unique Hansons
16-mile long run which, as part of the Hansons program, is ideal for
preparing the body for the marathon. Humphrey explains how runners should
set their goal race pace and shows how to customize the Hansons method to
their own needs, like adding extra racing, running more miles, and handling
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 marathoners will never hit
Hansons Marathon Method lays out the smartest marathon training program
available from one of the most accomplished running groups in the nation.
Using this innovative approach, runners will mold real marathon muscles,
train their body to never hit the wall, and prepare to run their fastest
Hansons Marathon Method: A Renegade Path to Your Fastest Marathon Luke
Humphrey with Keith and Kevin Hanson Paperback with charts and tables
throughout | 6" x 9", 256 pp., $18.95, 978-1-934030-85-1
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.
Learn more at www.hansonscoachingservices.com.
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. Kevin
has earned multiple Coach of the Year distinctions in recognition of the
performance of athletes racing in his programs. They co-own the Hansons
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