Welcome to my Speaking Page!

We can’t thank Luke enough for sharing his knowledge with runners at Ann Arbor Running Company during a recent marathon training clinic. Luke does a great job of presenting the vast amount of training knowledge he knows in a very understandable way. He knows the science behind training from his educational background and he knows the art of running from his own personal competitive experiences as a professional runner. Runners who train under Luke and the Hansons Marathon Method can sleep well at night because they know that their training has worked for 100s, if not 1000s of other runners.

Nicholas Stanko
Nicholas StankoAnn Arbor Running Company

Our local Kalamazoo Rebels running group was using the Hanson’s Marathon Method, so we partnered with the local running store to invite Luke to speak to our group. Luke asked for our questions in advance and custom tailored his presentation around the topics we were interested in. He stayed until all questions were answered, and also signed books for the group. We were so impressed that the local club, Kalamazoo Area Runners, invited him back to be the keynote speaker at the annual awards banquet. Luke was well received as he shared stories and advice from his career as an Olympic Trials marathon qualifier, exercise specialist, author, and coach. We look forward to having Luke back in Kalamazoo again soon.

Steve RiceKalamazoo Rebels

Since the release of the Hansons Half Marathon and Hansons Marathon Method in 2011, speaking to groups has become part of my coaching repertoire. Whether it’s doing a book signing and meet and greet or putting on a training clinic, I’d be happy to help your athletes and clients learn more about how to make their training as successful as possible.

I have performed numerous book signings at race expos and local running shops. I have also performed a number of training clinics at running shops covering a variety of topics. Here’s some of the most popular:

  1. Going beyond the long run. Why the Hanson’s long run is “only” 16 miles and why we are not a “less is more” program.
  2. What is cumulative fatigue and what it means for the marathon?
  3. The importance of running your proper paces?
  4. Going beyond the basic plans. How we’ve adjusted the plans to create a more customized training schedule.
  5. Are you ready for your first marathon? A guide to deciding if you are ready to take on the challenge.

A little bit about me:

I graduated from a small community smack dab in the middle of Michigan. Despite some moderate success in running, I finished high school with a 10:02 3200 meter personal best. In the fall of 1999, I walked on to Central Michigan University where I ended up running 29:17 in the 10,000 meters, 14:15 in the 5,000 meters, and 4:08 in the mile.

In the fall of 2004, I was welcomed to “walk on” again at the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project where I have qualified for three United States Marathon Olympic Trials. My best times are 2:14:38 in the marathon and 1:03:57 in the half marathon.

In October of 2011 I married my wife Nicole, as well as released the first edition of Hansons Marathon Method. Since then we have welcomed our firecracker daughter, Josephine and I have released the Hansons Half Marathon Method, as well as, the second edition of the Hansons Marathon Method.

My coaching company, Hanson’s Coaching Services currently coaches 100’s of athletes on an individual basis and has provided training plans to thousands of runners since 2006. I also have a Masters of Science in Exercise Science from Oakland University (2006).

Interested in a Speaking Arrangement. Contact me below to arrange: