Only one elite running team has revealed its marathon training program and that’s Hansons Marathon Method from the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Run your first marathon or your fastest with the revolutionary training program from one of the best running teams in the world.
In this new second edition, the Hansons program welcomes newer runners with a new Just Finish program featuring a simple schedule of easier running and lower mileage. The Just Finish program sets up first-time marathoners for an enjoyable marathon and a lifetime of strong, healthy running.
This revised second edition answers frequently asked questions, shows how to integrate flexibility and strength work into your training week, and shares the most effective recovery methods. Using the Hansons’ innovative approach, you will mold real marathon muscles, train your body to avoid the wall, and finish strong.
What’s Inside Hansons Marathon Method, 2nd Ed.:
Foreword by Ben Rosario NEW!
PART I – THE APPROACH
1 Hanson Training Philosophy
2 Marathon Physiology
PART II – THE PROGRAM
3 Training Program Components
4 Hansons Training Plans
5 Schedule Modifications UPDATED!
PART III—THE STRATEGY
6 Selecting Race Goals
7 Supplemental Training
8 Marathon Nutrition and Hydration
9 Marathon Recovery NEW!
10 Marathon Gear
11 Race Tactics
12 Post-Race: What Now and What Next? UPDATED!
Appendix A: The Elite Program: Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
Appendix B: Training Plans Annotated with Supplemental Work NEW!
Appendix C: Sweat-Loss Calculator NEW!
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