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.
TRAIN EASIER TO RUN FASTER
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 drainingYou ll carry less fatigue from one run to the nextYour performance will improve in the few high-intensity runsYour 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."