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Publisher Description

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.

Sports & Outdoors
September 18
Hachette Books
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Skyediver ,

Complex enough to comprehensive, but simple enough to follow

I found this to be the perfect “goldilocks” triathlete training book for me. To give some context, I’m a short-distance (sprint and olympic) triathlete, interested in potentially stepping up to a half in the next year or two. I’ve found some training guides to be too simplistic and inflexible in their training guidance, clearly written with a perspective on helping the masses. On the other end of the spectrum, there are books that are WAY too detailed, at least for someone like me, that I found it daunting to attempt to follow the plan. This guide what perfect in having that right balance, and giving me a sense that I can put together an appropriate Annual Training Plan, and make adjustments with confidence, for 2019 and beyond.

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