Keith Hanson is the co-author of two books, the Hanson’s Marathon Method and the Hanson’s Half Marathon Method. Keith is co-founder of the Olympic Development Program – the Hanson’s-Brooks Distance Project and the Hanson’s Running Shop in Rochester Hills Michigan, where he and his brother Kevin train professional and amateur runners.
Their insights into their individual athletes and coaching philosophies have enabled athletes like Desi Linden and Brian Sell to successfully compete on the world’s greatest running stage. And we certainly saw evidence of this in the Boston Marathon with Desi’s incredible win!
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4:59 – TURNING RUNING INTO A BUSINESS
13:30 – BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF RUNNERS
15:47 – THE IMPORTANCE OF PATIENCE WITH YOUR TRAINING
20:49 – HOW DOES KEITH CHOOSE HIS ATHLETES?
28:54 – WHY MICHIGAN IS A GOOD BASE FOR TRAINING
33:35 – COURSE SIMULATION STRATEGIES
37:58 – DESI LINDEN’S 2018 BOSTON MARATHON STRATEGY
44:19 – KEITH HANSON’S TIPS FOR BEGINNER MARATHON RUNNERS
49:22 – ENERGY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES FOR MARATHONS
Patience and persistence in training is essential to realizing your potential.
Running a marathon isn’t about being fast, it’s about being efficient.
Runners MUST be smart in the first half of a marathon.
Worry about only controlling controllable factors.
Hanson’s Marathon Method (Book)
Hanson’s Half-Marathon Method (Book)
GUEST BIOGRAPHY:KEITH HANSON
Education: Michigan State Univeristy – Graduated 1987 Bachelor of Arts
Materials and Logistics Management
Completed Detroit Free Press Marathon 1978 at age of 13 in 3:20:01 and
Maryland Marathon 1979 at 14 in 2:59:29.
High School personal bests of 9:39 3200 meter
Collegiate Michigan State University 3000 8:23 5000 14:36 10000 30:36
Captain Cross Country 1986 and 1987
1995 – 1999 Harper Woods Notre Dame High School Cross Country Head coach
1999 – Current Coach of Hanson’s Running Shop Olympic Development program
2001 USATF Club Team Champions
5 Individual qualifiers in 2001 US Track Championships
5 in Top 21 at 2000 US Cross Country winter championships
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Great interview! Really enjoyed it! Would love to have you come back to Detroit and speak out the Hanson’s store again!