I am really happy to be able to announce that another major project of mine is done (as far as direct work from me)! Last summer I was presented a very unique opportunity to put to print all of the details of the Hanson Marathon training methods. As many of you know, I have running for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project since 2004 and then took over the marathon clinics that Kevin and Keith provided ever summer. That was in 2006. From there we now have Hanson’s Coaching Services and recently the addition of the Hanson Yellow Team. So, in other words, I have been working with the intricate details of Kevin and Keith’s marathon philosophies for a very long time. Many of you have tried the free schedules that are on the Hanson’s Running Shops site. Many of you have sent emails asking what certain things meant, what paces needed to be run, and other details. Well, now all of those questions can be answered. The Hanson Marathon Method was written by me and with Kevin and Keith’s input to provide all the details about the structure of the program. We go all the way from the beginner schedule to the elite side of things. We touch other aspects than the main programs and, I feel, provide you with all the information you need to run a great marathon and develop succesful training habits.
Hey Luke! I wanted to write and thank you for the awesome training program. I ran the Chicago marathon yesterday and crushed my old PR by almost 15 minutes! I finished in 3:49:50. I am really happy! I can honestly say that I've never felt so strong going into a marathon. This was my third marathon ever and in my previous two, I had bonked at 22 miles and had to run walk just to finish those races. Not this time! I proudly ran all 26.2 with no walking and no bonk. Love it! I am sure it was your training program as this was the first time I used it. You can be sure it's all I'll use from now on as I work on my quest for a BQ. I do plan to up my mileage though - I used the 30-40 mile weeks plan and next time I'm going to do 50-60 mile weeks.
Thanks and happy running!
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