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In his bestselling book 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.” These principles are now embedded in a selection of online 80/20 Run and Triathlon plans on this site for athletes of all levels, beginner to elite.
80/20 Training plans are delivered on the TrainingPeaks and Final Surge online platforms. Both solutions offer comprehensive scheduling, logging, tools and analysis with outstanding web and mobile applications for all 80/20 plans.
80/20 training plans get results. Multiple studies reveal runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes improve the most when they consistently do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the other 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. Virtually all professional endurance athletes obey this “80/20 Rule,” yet the typical recreational endurance athlete spends only 50-70 percent of his or her total training time at low intensity. This so-called “moderate-intensity rut” is by far the most common and costly training mistake that endurance athletes make. The solution? An 80/20 training plan that ensures the optimal intensity balance.