At the 1979 Gettysburg Marathon, Brad Hudson crossed the finish line of his first 26.2 miler in 2 hours, 50 minutes and 35 seconds, a sterling debut by any competitive measure. The catch? Hudson, a New Jersey native, was only 12 years old at the time, and he was disappointed to have missed the American record for a boy his age by a scant 3 minutes and 26 seconds.
Hudson who was coached by current University of Colorado headman Mark Wetmore as a grade-schooler—would go on to set a national high school record in the indoor 5,000m as a junior, and later garnered multiple All-American honors at the University of Oregon. He set his marathon personal best of 2:13:24 at Cal International in 1990, the high point of a professional career that was cut short by injury and burnout.
But where Hudson has really made his mark is as a coach. A lifelong student of the sport, Hudson has coached Olympians Dathan Ritzenhein and Jorge Torres, along with Jason Hartmann, Tera Moody and others. In 2012, Hudson had 11 of his athletes qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, with three of those runners finishing in the top-13. The Hudson Training Systems train continues to pick up steam heading into 2016, as nine of his athletes have already qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles next February.
Coach Brad Hudson will show you the way in this practical, reader-friendly guide. Hudson is the most innovative running coach to come along in a generation. Until now, only a handful of elite athletes have been able to benefit from his methods. Now Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon shows all runners how to coach themselves as confidently and effectively as Brad coaches his world-class athletes. Becoming your own best coach is the ticket to running faster at any distance.
First you will learn to assess your abilities. Then you’ll learn how to devise a training program specifically geared to you. Filled with easy-to-follow sample training programs for distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon and abilities ranging from novice to advanced, Run Faster is the cutting-edge guide for optimal performance.
With Hudson’s guidance, you can train smarter and more effectively—and avoid injury. And you’ll soon be running faster than you ever thought possible!