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Hansons Brooks Method

I had never really heard of Hansons Brooks until I started following Desiree Davila. Her performance at Boston and during the Olympic Trials quickly made her one of my new favorite athletes. Desiree was always a good runner but it seems that her greatness really came out when she started working with Hansons Brooks. Well as luck would have it, Hansons Brooks just released a book detailing their training plans and tossing some of the conventional wisdom about marathon training, right out the window.

Luke Humphrey:

Hansons Marathon Method does away with mega long runs and high mileage weekends—two outdated traditions that make most runners miserable. Instead, runners using the Hansons method will gradually build up to the moderate-high mileage required for marathon success, spreading those miles more sensibly throughout the week. Running easy days mixed with precisely paced speed, strength, and tempo workouts, runners will steel their bodies and minds to run the hardest miles of the marathon.

Oh so many books on my To Read list. I think I’ll add this one as well and maybe by Christmas, I can start to make a dent in these books. I’m still in search of the training method that works best for me. Hopefully, the more I read and the more I work with my coach, I can finally figure it out.

Happy Trails and Happy Running,


Update on sickness: Today I missed my second day of work and have a fever. I basically spent all day on the couch except for a few hours where I decided to go to work to do some grades. (The neighbors are remodeling and the hammering and drilling make me want to jump off my balcony. I had to leave the house.) No fun.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Good luck today!!!! 🙂 have fun!!

    Sent from my iPhone 

    November 4, 2012
    • Thank you thank you! It’s over and I’m happy with the results. Just not able to walk much now 🙂

      November 4, 2012
  2. my reading list is getting ridiculous too!

    November 7, 2012
    • Any good running/fitness/nutrition books you recommend?

      November 8, 2012

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