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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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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.