I am training for the Southernmost Marathon October 12, the Space Coast Marathon December 1 and I am hoping to run the Disney Marathon again in January. I started my training the second week of June and have been going strong so far. I absolutely love having a training plan and having my workouts ready for me which leaves little room for excuses. I am someone who would rather go out and run for hours and hours than do speed work.
So far I have stuck to the planned speed and strength workouts …even enjoyed them. I run with a few other girls who are loosely following the Brooks Hanson Method and are always excited to go do the sprint/strength workouts with me, which makes them fun and keeps me accountable for my pace. I love the concept that the Hanson Method wants you to keep all of your sprints at the same pace for the whole workout. They do not want you to do the first few repeats really fast to the point where you cannot finish the workout. The main goal of the method is to internalize your pace which is important for me….I have been known to start all my races way too fast!
The tempo runs on the other hand have been a bit of a struggle for me. I absolutely hate them with a passion…I did my first 3 on the treadmill and decided that I needed to start doing them outside. It is incredibly hard for me to make myself to run really fast for 6+ miles. So far I have done 2 outside and while I’m not hitting my “goal pace” I feel good about the fact that I am going out and pushing myself and doing fast miles. The Hanson Method has the tempo go up to a 10 mile tempo, and honestly I’m not sure if I will be going that high.
I guess the real results will be seen during race season. I am trying my best to take rest days, and fuel properly so I can compete and not feel burned out.
Thanks Kelsey for taking over the blog and sharing your training so far! I'll make sure to share with you guys how she does in the races and her thoughts on the Hanson training method.
Have you ever heard of or used the Hansons Marathon Method ?
Do you have runners in your family?
Love and SIL,
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