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A breakthrough program for triathletes - beginner, intermediate, and advanced - showing how to balance training intensity to maximize performance - from a fitness expert and elite coach.

Cutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called "moderate-intensity rut", spending almost half of their time training too hard - harder than the pros. Training harder isn't smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results. 

In 80/20 Triathlon, Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, offering concrete tips and strategies, along with complete training plans for every distance - sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman, and Ironman - to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance. Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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A must read for triathletes of all levels!

David Warden and Matt Fitzgerald do an excellent job of breaking down the 80/20 principle for athletes of all experience levels. The science is sound, the material accessible and the narrative engaging. These two clearly love what they do and want to help you find success and enjoyment achieving your best results. I have read other works by these two and find them extremely knowledgeable. If you are looking for a book to help you on your triathlon journey, or take your training to the next level, this book is for you. Thanks for another amazing offering David and Matt!

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Great information for triathletes

This was a very informative and an interesting read. That being said, it was a little advanced for me. While I am preparing for a sprint as a means of weight loss, this is for the seasoned triathlete. While I am no where near the type of althalete that this book would beat bwnefit, I still found it interesting and helpful to what I am doing. While I wanted something that is more analogous to “triathlons for dummies,” I still found this informative, helpful and an excellent guide for training as I progress toward my goals. #newme #triordie #timetotrain #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Great book to help keep you from over-training

I am preparing for my first half ironman distance triathlon and am trying to follow the principles outlined in this book. It is early, but I can already see the benefits of "holding back" in my training. The concepts make sense and I look forward to applying the 80/20 rule in all of my training going forward. The book is excellent and lays out all of the science behind the approach as well, which is great.

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Great book, really opened my eyes!

I am sure this book was written for me personally because it describes me to a "T"! I push every ride and run to the max and blame getting injured or sick on just getting older. I can't wait to implement the strategies learned.

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Intriguing

I have definitely felt the "moderate intensity rut" and am guilty of biking with a group that competes on every hill, running with some friends that believe if it's not painful then you're not training. Hopefully I can learn how to apply the 80/20 principles and still enjoy the company of those I like to train with. That is going to be the challenge. Hopefully this book will convince them to make the change too and we will all be the better and faster for it.

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Another Fitzgerald (Warden) cracker

Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden team up brilliantly here. If you have read Matt Fitzgerald previously, you will not be disappointed with this. Being based in Western Australia and prior to reading 8020 Triathlon I did not know who David Warden was but once I did my research I began to understand his exceptional work with athletes such as the Iron Cowboy and his own personal achievements, fair to say a true powerhouse in his sport. What a team we have here.

You feel that the two professionals treat the reader, whatever level they are at, with respect. They explicitly highlight the details you need to be aware of in order for you to maximise and help achieve your own performance goals. For me Fitzgerald always breaks down the science and explains things in an easy to understand format. Yes, there may be some light decoding but you get it, easily. As a reader you experience page after page of educational treats and if you understand the 8020-way or even if you do not Fitzgerald and Warden give you all the tools required to make and understand your own 8020 Triathlon plan! WITH NO EXTRA CHARGE!!

You know and feel the plethora of hints, tips and advice come from many years of endurance experience between the two and you can be rest assured that whether you are at beginner, intermediate or sub elite level you will learn many things as you journey through this book. I am certain that this book will remain on my bookshelf (with no dust!!) for many different reference reasons for a very long time!