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Publisher's Summary

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

©2014 Matt Fitzgerald; foreword copyright 2014 by Robert Johnson (P)2017 Tantor

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Very Little Substance

The audio book is a recital of scientific studies with very little additional substance added. I'm all for backing up your beliefs with studies, but at least add some additional information. This audio book felt a lot like someone reading a few blog posts.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good book to help you rethink training

I really enjoyed this book. It does a great job of bringing the principles established by the legendary coach Arthur Lydiard and applying them to modern day. Matt Fitzgerald does this through science where there have been multiple studies showing the effectiveness of this training model. Essentially, the old Lydiard "Train don't strain."

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New way to think about training

Matt Fizgerald join with Jeffl Galloway arguing that slow running has benefits. Matt give good material to do so.

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Thought provoking...

For those interested in running, this is a must read! It revamped my training. Wonderful

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It's ok, nothing new

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

if he didn't repeat or quote some many studies. need more substance

What could Matt Fitzgerald and Robert Johnson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

make more Matt F. other books

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need more substance

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I didn't finish listening to this book, way to much repetition and listing to many studies

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Great book

Very informative, I am ready to try out the principles in my training program soon.

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I did not enjoy this book enough to even finish it

Not a good running book. I don't agree with his option, it doesn't inspire me to run, and is not written well.

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