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.
Luke Humphrey, a graduate of Oakland University’s Master of Science in Exercise Science program, is an outstanding marathon runner, and a very knowledgeable running coach. He has an unrivaled work ethic and a knowledge of marathon running that is encyclopedic. I can’t think of a better person to guide both beginning and experienced runners as they seek to improve their times. ...read more — Brian R. Goslin, Ph.D., Oakland University, MI