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80/20 Running : Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower - Matt Fitzgerald

80/20 Running

Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower

By: Matt Fitzgerald, Robert Johnson (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 22nd October 2014
ISBN: 9780451470881
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 18+ years old

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This revolutionary training method has been embraced by elite runners—with extraordinary results—and now you can do it, too.

Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running program—in which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity—is the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance. With a thorough examination of the science and research behind this training method, 80/20 Running is a hands-on guide for runners of all levels with training programs for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances.

In 80/20 Running, you'll discover how to transform your workouts to avoid burnout.

  • Runs will become more pleasant and less draining
  • You'll carry less fatigue from one run to the next
  • Your performance will improve in the few high-intensity runs
  • Your fitness levels will reach new heights
80/20 Running promotes a message that all runners—as well as cyclists, triathletes, and even weight-loss seekers—can embrace: Get better results by making the majority of your workouts easier.

About the Author

Matt Fitzgerald is an acclaimed endurance sports and nutrition writer and a certified sports nutritionist. He is the author of the best-selling Racing Weight and more than a dozen books on running and fitness. He is a columnist on Competitor.com and Active.com, and has contributed to "Bicycling," "Men's Health," "Triathlete," "Men's Journal," "Outside," "Runner's World," "Shape," and "Women's Health."


Excellent Easy to Follow Information


I am so glad I purchased this book. I have started following one of the training programs and three weeks in I am already running better and freer than ever before. The gentle and sensible approach to training is a revelation. I am a 52-year-old recreational runner and I feel the information in this book will keep me running injury free for many years to come.

Perth, Western Australia.


Another classic by Matt Fitzgerald


I was looking to improve my half and marathon times. Having heard about slowing down to go faster I thought I would give this book a read and perhaps give the training plans a try. I was not not disappointed. knocking 29 mins of my marathon time and 4 mins 30 off my half marathon time, I know what strategy I will contine to use in the future. Well researched, easy to read and understand Fitzgerald explains things to the smallest detail. If you commit 100% to the concepts then it can only better your performance. If its good enough for the Kenyans...then why not?

Perth Western Australia


Very Informative


As I said this book is very Informative to People who care about there Fitness, well written and I would Recommend this book to anyone.





It really works. Recommended to all endurance athletes, whatever the level.

Melbourne AU


80/20 Running

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"Fitzgerald is going to go down as one of the most competent and prolific authors of books for serious runners covering just about every legitimate aspect of the all-important runner's lifestyle."--LetsRun.com

"If you're looking to get to your peak performance weight or explore the mind-body connection of running, writer Matt Fitzgerald has some advice for you....Fitzgerald, an expert in endurance training and nutrition, explores a wide range of topics and cutting-edge developments from the world of running and endurance sports."--ESPN.com

"Sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lets us in on his no-diet secrets that can help endurance athletes get leaner, stronger, and faster."--Men's Fitness

"The elements and philosophy laid out in Run were fundamental and played an essential role in my overall success throughout my career as a self-coached athlete."--Alan Culpepper, 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympian, sub-four-minute miler, sub-2:10 marathoner

"Extremely well-done...a must for marathoners!"--Library Journal

"In his latest book, Matt Fitzgerald successfully explains the mind-body method of running....Anyone trying to improve and realize their true running potential should read Run." --Kara Goucher, 2008 Olympian and world championship medalist

"Amateur to professional athletes can optimize their potential with this book."--Bike World News

"Racing Weight answers the difficult questions athletes often have about dieting, including how to handle the off-season. The book gives readers a scientifically backed system to discover your optimum race weight, as well as five steps to achieve it."--Triathlete

"You will gain valuable information and insight about how to fuel your body from this book."--Portland Book Review

ISBN: 9780451470881
ISBN-10: 0451470885
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 22nd October 2014
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1