No, not those Hanson Brothers. Although I may do all my runs to “MmmBop“.
The Hanson Method is how I am going get faster and stronger for The London Marathon in April – by running A LOT. Their method is famous for the fact that the long Sunday run isn’t actually very long at all: 16 miles tops. BUT. The idea is to run these 16 miles on tired legs… like, really tired legs. I’ll be running 6 times a week, with a weekly mileage of around 40 – 50 miles, topping out at 63 miles.
It’s a very organised way of marathon training.
- Monday – Easy run ( 6 – 10 miles)
- Tuesday – Speed (intervals)
- Wednesday – Rest
- Thursday – Marathon pace tempo run ( 6 – 10 miles)
- Friday – Easy run (6 – 10 miles)
- Saturday – Easy run (6 – 10 miles)
- Sunday – Long run ( upto 16 miles)
Every. Single. Week.
That’s a lot of running. That is a whole lot of routine.
I am looking forward to it: although slightly concerned about how I am going to have a life away from running. I ought to just become a professional athlete, would make things easier all round.
It may look very regimented, and almost too organised, but that’s what I like. I can deal with no flexibility. I think.
What I am worried about is the volume of mileage: I am so injury prone, and haven’t yet run more than 15 miles in a week in a very, very long time. Poor old body, it’s going to get a shock in 2 weeks time. Bring it on.