Hansons First Marathon: Step Up to 26.2 the Hansons Way

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With the right training, anyone can finish a marathon!

Hansons First Marathon, from one of America’s most successful marathon training groups, offers a smart, friendly guide to preparing for your first marathon. With their proven method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project will show you how to break down the 26.2 miles into achievable daily workouts. By race day, you’ll feel strong and confident of a race experience you’ll be proud of.

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. Whether you’re a totally new runner who has never run a race, a recreational runner who enjoys occasional races, or even a competitive runners who is ready to go all the way―you’ll find the right marathon training schedule for you in Hansons First 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.

Hansons First Marathon covers everything you need to know:

· Finding your foot type and a good shoe for marathon training

· The types of workouts and how (and why) to do them

· Choosing your race wisely

· Training around travel, illness, and navigating injuries

· How to stretch and strength train for marathon

· Ways to recover from daily runs and after your race

· Science-based nutrition and hydration guidelines for workouts and race day

· What to do differently during the crucial final 6 weeks before your race

· How to get to the start line feeling confident, stress-free, and ready

· Setting an ideal marathon race strategy that puts you in control

Marathons are an exciting, rewarding challenge for runners of all abilities, but how you get to the start line matters as much as how you finish. Choose Hansons First Marathon to start your marathon adventure and you’ll set yourself up for success.


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1 review for Hansons First Marathon: Step Up to 26.2 the Hansons Way

  1. Lauren

    Just completed my first marathon using this book. I strongly recommend it for runners who want to dial in and have a successful 26.2, yet have to balance training with work and family. Im 48 yrs old and have been running since age 14. Ran in college. Have been age-group runnning since that time and love the half marathon distance. Never had desire to run a marathon, but….I I want to run a 50 miler in 2 yrs, so it was time to amp up and see how I like 26.2. I fundamentally agreed with the philosophy of the hansons method. The weekly mileage was appealing especially for busy people and aged legs. Workouts challenged me (never have trained this hard over 17 w) and asked a lot of you if you have lofty goals, but it worked and I am a much better runner and have no fear of 26.2 or longer. This method prepares you for the last 6-10 miles of the marathon. Many hit the wall. I never even saw the wall. You will surprise yourself. I particularly liked the advanced first timer schedule. I Moved things around rarely to accommodate work and travel, but made it through with only a few bobbles. In my race, I was perfect through 14 miles, my legs were fine the whole 26.2, I just had to modify pace due to heat and unexpected hilliness of the course. I will add that historically, I would tweak a hamstring, plantar, or calf during training and certainly race day. Not here. Made it through training AND the race with only a small blister on one toe! I Felt fantastic day 1 and 2 after race. Achieved most of my marathon day goals and a BQ on a hilly and hot course. There is more in these legs and I do plan to use what I learned moving forward. I will use this book and method for the next phase of my running “career”

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