Luke Humphrey Running
By Luke Humphrey Running
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We provide discussions focusing around The Hanson's Marthon Method, as well as many other running topics. Luke Humphrey has been a member of the Hanson's-Brooks Distance Project since 2004, qualifying for 3 Olympic Trials, finishing in top 12 in the NYC marathon, Boston marathon, and Chicago marathon. He is the owner of Luke Humphrey Running and has helped runners of all abilities since 2006.
||CleanFirst Marathon Series Part 5: Understanding Marathon Fatigue||When you run a race like a 5k, or even just doing speedwork, the discomfort is very acute. The lungs are burning and the level of discomfort is visceral. It’s not very pleasant, but you are aware of the “lactic burn” as it is commonly referred to.||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirst Marathon Series: Part 4||Now you have a philosophy in place and a plan to follow. Let the fun begin! As you get started, it can seem daunting, especially if you are a newer runner. You may seem like there’s no hope you can run 26.2 miles at a pace faster than you are currentl||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRunning your first marathon: Part 3||Currently, LHR has a Facebook group north of 10,000 members. The vast majority of these folks are using, have used, or thinking about using one the HMM plans or a plan I created. Many times runners are asking for advice about how to adjust our plans to.||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRunning your first marathon: Part 2||--||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirst time marathon series: Part 1||“Am I crazy for wanting to run a marathon?” This was a question recently raised in our Facebook group, LHR Running Community, which currently has over 10,000 members from across the globe. The simple answer is “no” in regards to the physically r||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoHow should marathon pace feel?||“So, what exactly should marathon pace feel like?” This was recently a question that my athlete, Lisa, posed to me. I sat there and thought about it, but ultimately I only came to the conclusion that this was a great question. My answer is,||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoStress / Recovery Principles||--||7/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoWhat to train for when past our prime? When is our prime?||I received an interesting question from an HMM user. Essentially, the athlete asked...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHansons Marathon Method: should I reduce my mileage at the beginning?||Many times a runner is already running the weekly volume that the training plans start out at. This prompts the question, “do I need to lower my mileage at the start of the training plan, or can I keep going at my current mileage?||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoGI Distress and Running Performance||Gastrointestinal Distress is seemingly increasing problem for marathon runners. In fact, up to 90% of runners complain of at least one GI distress symptom during a race. That can be anything from heart burn to diarrhea.||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoFacebook Group Question: What should my easy runs and long run paces be at?||Actually, the question was originally about what paces their long run should be at, but it quickly escalated into, “what about warmups?” “What about cool downs?” “What if I’m slow?” “What should my recovery jog be (between intervals)?||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoModifying your marathon plan for a race||In our open Facebook group we have about 3,000 members (at the time of this) and so thanks to them I have a nearly unlimited source of blog topics. A right now, a frequent question we are getting is in regards to modifying the training plan in order to.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoGetting what you need from workouts||We recently talked about adapting to training where we really focused on how long it takes to adapt to a workload. Along with that, I discussed the problem with getting too fit too fast. Now, to supplement those ideas,||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoAdapting to training||When you look at our schedules in either Hansons Marathon Method or Half Marathon Method, the schedules are 18 weeks. Looking at other schedules, I’ve seen anything from 18 through 32 weeks! I personally have schedules that range from 12 to 20 weeks f||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoSpeed (Not on track). Why I tell my athletes to not hit the track during marathon speed.||If you purchase a schedule from us via our partners at Final Surge, you’ll notice the title of this post as a notation in the speed work days. While I hint at it very little in the book, it was brought to my attention that I never really give a full e||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Cumulative Fatigue? How do I differentiate?||This year I have taken a much bigger effort to connect with the thousands of people that have used the Hansons Marathon Method over the last few years. Not because I was unsure if it would work, but rather to make sure I was doing a good job of communi.||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideo5 early going pitfalls to avoid in marathon training||We always talk about the idea of cumulative fatigue and how it is part of the training process. Then I go and complicate it by talking about not overtraining. Couple that with mistakes we all make early in our training and we are set up for potential d.||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoReader’s Question: Master’s Running, adjusting the program.||Below is a question from our Hanson’s Coaching Community Page on Facebook. This week’s question asks about Masters running and ways to adjust the schedule. Don S: How can non-elite-runners in their late fifties adapt the beginner program in the book||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoHanson’s Community Questions: Episode 1 VO2max pace work||HCS Community Page: 4/28/16 From our closed Facebook Community: Sasha: I would like to know if/how Hansons training addresses different pace work such as VO2Max, etc. The 5k-10k Pace work isn’t fast enough for VO2Max,||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoIncreasing Training Mileage: How to and when to stop!||Mileage is always a big topic of discussion with runners, almost a badge of honor for some runners. For newer runners, the questions usually revolve around increasing mileage safely but quickly (sometimes just quickly) while with more advanced runners,.||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoSelf Assessment 3: Mobility and stability tests||--||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoSelf Assessments Part 2: the VO2max self test||In the first part of this series, we really discussed more subjective parameters. How you feel you train and||11/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoPost Marathon Recovery: Why so long?||One of the more common questions that I receive revolves around the recovery, and why we prescribe “so much” time off.||10/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoSelf Assessment Series: Part I||A lot of things in running, much like life, are seemingly learned by trial and error.||10/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||CleanVideoMetabolic Efficiency: Part 2 Dietary Considerations||A few weeks ago we spent a lengthy amount of time in Part I of our discussion on metabolic efficiency. I finally got to part 2 and want to discuss some of the dietary considerations. Here is the PDF file if you want to follow along: Metabolic Efficienc||10/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||CleanVideoPodcast Episode: Metabolic Efficiency Pt 1||I’ve been doing metabolic testing and VO2max testing for a fair amount of time now, but mostly with predictable results. Not until recently, have we been testing for than one type of runner, and boy have results not been quite so “textbook.||8/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||CleanVideoDealing with Injury and Illness||Becoming injured or getting sick can sometimes be a death sentence. At the very least, a major setback! We know that the majority of runners become injured over the course of their training. How we deal with these setbacks can make or break our overall.||7/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|28||CleanVideoChoosing a Race Goal||Whether you are a newbie or a veteran runner, choosing a race goal can sometimes be tricky. In this episode I discuss a few different scenerios and several aspects to consider when choosing a race goal. Hopefully,||7/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|29||CleanVideoMarathon Tempo Runs||Hey All! This epsiode talks about the marathon tempo run. We discuss a variety of ways to implement while still following the Hanson Marathon Method, but help those who may struggle with traditional tempo runs.||4/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|30||CleanVideoMarathon Long Run||In this episode, we discuss the long run, as it pertains to the marathon. We touch upon why the long run for the general schedules is 16 miles and how to adjust accordingly to your own training level. If you’d like to follow along,||4/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|31||CleanVideoHanson’s Philosophy||This consists of what I would describe as the pillars of the Hanson philosophy. While we do certainly go into length in our books, it is so important for anyone that is using the system, or even thinking about the system to have a full understanding of.||3/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|32||CleanVideoRunning your best Boston Marathon||In this episode we discuss the challenges that the Boston Marathon course gives runners, along with how to best train for those challenges. We also discuss race strategy for the course and how you can run your best Boston Marathon!||3/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|33||CleanVideoSelecting a race goal for your marathon||In this episode we discuss the different methods for deciding your next marathon time goals. We also talk about why it is important and how much improvement to expect. We’ll show you how to narrow down what you are currently capable of running in orde||3/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Only if you're seriously serious
Last year, I made it my goal to qualify for Boston at age 50. After sifting through five marathon training books to train for my first marathon after 23 years, six kids, and a very busy life; I found Luke Humphrey's marathon training book and the Brooks Hansons team the absolute right fit.
I enjoyed the book, related to the type of training regimen that would work into a very busy professional and family life and started to apply his principles last fall to make it happen. Picking the goal was the hardest thing because at that time, I was not yet at the level of fitness to qualify. I trained steadily diligently three months to increase my distance, speed and strength just so I could get to the starting line of my first 18-week training cycle. I applied Luke's book to the letter (typically running at 4:15 AM or sometimes even 3:30 AM before catching a plane at LAX). I changed some other habits as well such as my diet.
After all that, I came within 14 seconds of my stated goal to qualify for Boston a couple months back. I could not be more satisfied and with no reservation recommend Luke's training books and coaching services if you are serious about achieving your goal. If I can do it, you can too!