Author(s): Luke Humphrey
In their best-selling book Hansons Marathon Method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project revealed the marathon training programme they've used to turn their runners into race winners, national champions and Olympians. Now in Hansons Half-Marathon Method, they reveal their unique approach to half-marathon, the fastest-growing running race distance in the world. Using this strategic and scientifically grounded training programme, runners will mix precisely paced speed, strength and tempo workouts to forge breakthrough performance in the half-marathon distance. Hansons Half-Marathon Method will prepare intermediate and competitive half-marathoners for their best performance. Detailed nutrition and hydration chapters help runners pinpoint their personal energy and hydration needs so they know precisely how much to eat and drink during workouts, race week, race day and for recovery. The Hansons approach to pacing and nutrition means runner will never hit the wall.
Luke Humphrey is head coach of Hansons Coaching Services and a member of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Humphrey holds a B.A. in Exercise Science from Central Michigan University, an M.S. in Exercise Science from Oakland University, and is a Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine. Humphrey is also a professional distance runner with top 10 and podium finishes in major U.S. running races from 10k to marathon, as well as two-time qualifier for the Olympic Trials. Kevin and Keith Hanson are elite running coaches and co-founders of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Kevin has earned multiple Coach of the Year distinctions in recognition of the performance of athletes racing in his programmes.