Hansons Marathon Method: Run Your Fastest Marathon the Hansons Way
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...more
Hansons method is perhaps best known for their view on the long run, which differs from many classic training plans in that it doesn’t exceed 16 miles (27 km). This point may also be the most misunderstood aspect of the program. ...more
There's plenty of charts and tables to help you evaluate your current condition and guide you in the selection of realistic goals. They tell you what you should do, why you should do it, and how you're going to get it done.
You get three plans:
1. Just Finish: designed for people who want to run a marathon to cross it off a bucket list, etc. and have no specific performance goals in mind.
2. Beginner: for guys ...more
Lots of great information. Focus of Stacked running and different types of running is great. I don't agree with not racing during the training at least even once especially for new and fairly new marathon runners getting used to racing is important - recommend 5km and 10km distance races . Especially like the focus on Easy running but feel the their need to be more longer runs especially for newer runners
I do appreciate that it's more than "just the training plan" and has chapters devoted to understanding the science behind the method as well as discussion of topics like running shoe types.
After completing 11 half marathons I wanted to do one marathon just to do it. I was worried about injury and long training runs. A friend recommended Hanson. After buying the book and choosing the “Just Finish” plan. I was able to run all but 15 training miles which were in the last week due to an ankle issue. I was concerned because everyone said I should have at least run 20 miles for a long and I had followed the plan and the longest was 16 miles. I was still skeptical on race ...more