Hansons Marathon Method — Runner's World UK ForumJune 1, Today begins my training for the Portland Marathon! Since this is my first marathon and I am attempting to qualify for Boston BQ , I thoroughly researched marathon training plans before selecting one. After reading many accolades of the Hansons Marathon Method, I read the book and determined that their Advanced Plan was the best plan for my personal preferences, my strengths and weaknesses, and my goals for the marathon. The most distinguishing, even idiosyncratic, aspect of the Hansons Marathon Method is that which receives the most buzz: the plan only requires you to reach 16 miles for your long run. Yes, 16 miles is the longest distance you will cover before racing However, this should not serve as an indication that the Hansons Marathon Method is an easy plan by any stretch of the imagination well, except perhaps the imagination of an elite runner!
Hansons Marathon Method : Run Your Fastest Marathon the Hansons Way
When I got to the starting line earlier this month, I knew that my 18 weeks of training would come down to the next five hours. That training? Some would say unconventional, even controversial. Unlike other marathon training programs, which typically have runs of 20 miles or longer, the Hansons method tops out at 16 miles, an appealing draw. But the training is hard, with runs six days a week, and midweek runs stretching to 12 miles. The purpose is to train on tired legs, to get you ready for the last 16 miles of the race, and not the first
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With their proven method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project will show you how to break down the The Hansons-Brooks Distance Project has an amazing track record of turning normal runners into marathoners through their acclaimed Hansons Marathon Method. Now they have made the marathon not just something to check off your bucket list, but also an enjoyable, inspiring, and life-changing experience. Hansons First Marathon is for anyone who has decided to step up to the marathon. Author and coach Luke Humphrey starts you off on the right foot with a simple survey about your running experience, race goals, and your natural strengths and weaknesses. Then he guides you to the right plan to prepare you for the miles ahead.
This Training thread about The Hanson Marathon Method is for anyone using, considering, or interested in the Hanson approach to marathon training. Please use to report how it worked for you, how it is working for you, or if you want to know more. If I am the only one using it, then I am quite capable of amusing myself. Lots of poliarised view abound on the US sites. I've been looking to shake up my marathon training for VLM, and this method seems like the anthithesis to how I have gone about things to date.