Welcome to 80/20 Training!
What is 80/20 Training?
New research proves that runners of all experience and ability levels improve most when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity. Yet the typical recreational runner does less than half of his or her training in this intensity zone. In 80/20 Running, Matt Fitzgerald makes the case for slowing down to get faster and shows runners how to break out of the moderate-intensity rut.
You asked for them, and now they’re here: 80/20 Triathlon Training Plans! Co-created by Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden, these 17 new plans cover every distance from sprint to Ironman and every fitness level from brand-new beginner to advanced. Using the same principles laid out in 80/20 Running, these plans will maximize your training and results.
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80/20 training worked so well for me this summer! I was able to run my usual 12k route 5 minutes faster and 10 bpm lower by the end of the summer compared to the beginning of summer. And my ultra went so well! I felt awesome! It was relentless, but I feel like I crushed it! I never thought it would be possible to do something like that and not suffer!
- Myndi Quirion, Calgary, Canada