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TRAIN EASIER TO RUN FASTERThis 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 aTRAIN EASIER TO RUN FASTERThis 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 heights80/20 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....

Title : 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower
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ISBN : 9780451470881
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Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower Reviews

  • Neil Gaudet
    2019-11-18 15:38

    This is one of those books a lot of runners will avoid because they don't want to be told to run slower. Truth be told we probably all often run our fast runs too slow and slow runs too fast. This is a sensible book. Easy to read and one of the better running books I've picked up this year. Other than the running form advice (I preferred Cool Impossible for running form) I thought the advice given was sound and reasonable.

  • Laura
    2019-11-26 23:31

    It felt like there was more background and selling of the idea of 80/20 running than 80/20 running itself, but it's a fairly simple concept so I guess there's not too much that needs to be said about actual application outside of training plans. I read this before reading 'The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition' and I felt like I got more out of that one overall (plus there is a small section there that mentions 80/20 running as well) but this did have a nice overview for someone like me who is coming into the sport with limited knowledge and experience. To be clear, I think the concept is fantastic and I'm happy to have read it, but I also don't know how useful it is to a more experienced runner who could pick up the principles in a paragraph or two.

  • Cherie
    2019-11-26 16:57

    B Very dense and better for those into coaching and really seeking every little detail. Basically, if you do 80% of your running easy and 20% at intensity, that is the best combo for awesome successful running. (Someone should tell this to quite a few runner that I know!)

  • Angela
    2019-11-21 23:54

    The reason why I decided to give this book a whirl: I've been stuck at a 1:49:some change PR for my half marathon since 2012. I really want to break 1:49:00... but I don't want it badly enough to drastically alter my lifestyle to do it. So I keep wondering and researching - do I need run more track workouts/fast stuff? Incorporate more strength training? More cross training? Eat differently? Work on my running form? Or is it all a futile attempt because my body is comfortable with an 8:20 pace and it won't go faster no mater what I try?So about a year ago I started looking a little bit more into heart rate based training, and a friend recommended the 80/20 Running book as a starting point. I bought the book but ended up hiring a running coach instead and abandoned the idea of heart rate based training in lieu of following the coach's training plan instead (end result of run coaching: I ran a half marathon in 1:49:some change). So now that I'm training for a race again, I figured I'd pick this book back up and see what advice it has in store.Basically, the book takes 272 pages to tell you to run 80% of your runs below your lactate threshold heart rate (as in, low intensity) and 20% above it (as in, medium to high intensity). But of course, there's more to it than that - the book goes into details about how to determine your lactate threshold, what types of runs constitute low/medium/high intensity, and gives sample training plans for a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon.Remember how I said at the beginning of this review that I didn't want to drastically alter my lifestyle in order to get a PR? Well, the sample training plan for the half would have me significantly increasing how much running I'd be doing in a week. All of the half marathon training plans are 15 weeks long with 6-7 runs per week. Although the training plans are based on time and not on miles, by doing some tricky math, it looks like the Level 2 plan would top me out at 45ish miles per week. Um... that is a LOT of weekly miles to train for a race that is only 13.1 miles long. By contrast, I've followed a number of different training plans that are 10-12 weeks long and top out at 25-30 miles per week. I've run 50 miles per week before - that volume of running means no book clubs, no rock climbing, no skiing, no happy hours. All. Running. All. The. Time.Also, the book says zilch about strength training. This seems suspect to me, but again, I'm the one who can't break a 1:49:some change half marathon time so what do I know?Part of me wants to try training with the 80/20 method... but part of me is really scared. If I run 20 miles a week, that means 16 of them would be at a 9:00/mile or slower pace to keep my heart rate low enough. What will all of my followers on Strava think??

  • Madi Burin
    2019-12-02 22:50

    Книга из разряда «МИФовских», где автор-специалист ходит вокруг основных постулатов и подливает воды. Больше половины первой части можно удалить из текста.Книга о методе беговых тренировок, где 80% составляют тренировки с низкой интенсивностью, а 20% - со средней и высокой интенсивностью. Автор приводит хорошие методики по расчету восприятия тренировок и на основе их строит подготовительные тренировки к забегам на 5, 10, 21 и 42 км. Если вникнуть и придерживаться его методик, то можно руководствоваться его планом. Хорошо советует как использовать кросс-тренинг и другие дополнительные активности.

  • Нестор
    2019-11-30 15:42

    Хорошая книга, особенно ценная своими тренировочными планами.

  • Rachel
    2019-11-08 20:35

    3.5 stars. Good advice at start....thought yes I'm going to take note and maybe try. At end it seemed to contradict itself so I think I'll carry on with what I know and maybe just take note of the extra cross training in my training rather than 80 slow, 20% fast.

  • Jamie Theriault
    2019-12-04 20:54

    Not a lot of new information, but a good reminder and reinforcer. Great for new runners or runners who do not have coaches.

  • Geoff
    2019-11-23 15:45

    Fitness books often have this air to them that gives the reader a sense of non commitment if they're not willing to dedicate their lives to the sport they're reading to learn more about improving in. This book fails on that front less than most.Like all books of this sort of ilk, 80/20 expects you to fully dive into its methodology. I understand this going I'm. So you read these things with a grain of salt.Given that my training regiment is slightly different than many, I have to take everything with that in mind.Fortunately 80/20 offers a lot of ways to make it work.I plan on revisiting this training technique and seeing where I can use it most effectively.An accessible read with interesting insights. I had fun reading this.

  • Lenjo
    2019-11-15 16:55

    I liked reading the book. It was an easy and interesting read.What I found quite positive:- He also talked about Cross-Training, which is a very good concept to increase training while maintaining a low risk profile- He explained the science behind the approach quite wellWhat could have been better:- I found the training plans a bit difficult to use. I think it would have been easier to give some kind of "How to build your own trainingplan" and the plans as a download, with some more information.

  • Owen
    2019-11-16 20:37

    A good introduction to distance run that promote lots of easy running It also suggests cross training. Lots of support here for what many might call the Arthur Lydeard method, high-volume much of which would be an easy pace distance running. There are others that would suggest interval training is more important to speed, such as Joe Friel on triathlons. Or the FIRST method. If you're all Well Rd., Runner there probably isn't the lot new here. But for a beginner it's not a bad place to start.

  • Jelena Sommer
    2019-11-14 15:40

    В целом неплохая книга, хотя шаблоны тренировочных планов, лично мне, так и остались непонятными. Не уверена, что метод 80/20 пригоден для относительно медленных бегунов-любителей. Наша проблема заключается в том, чтобы наработать скорость, а не научиться замедляться, поэтому не могу утверждать, что метод 80/20 найдет применение в моих тренировках. Действительно дельной оказалось глава о кросс-тренировках, из которой я узнала качественно новую информацию, а не повторение того, что уже известно.

  • Russ
    2019-11-13 20:59

    I definitely recommend to all runner's regardless of skill level. It works for beginners and experienced runners alike. The premise is that we're all overtraining by doing too much high intensity work and not enough low intensity volume. As a runner who is getting old and injury prone, I'm looking for a new system to improve my times while keeping me healthy. He provides definitions, systems and training routines in the book. If you're looking to improve, I suggest reading this book.

  • Ashley
    2019-11-28 22:46

    Well supported, informative & covers all angles. I will definitely be applying this training method to see how it works for me. Delivery was a bit to straight forward, as a running nerd I enjoyed it but a more casual runner could likely lose the point in all the scientific data talk. A few interesting stories mixed in could sell this book to a wider audience.

  • Juanita
    2019-11-11 22:01

    Basic premise is in support of doing 80% of training at low Intensity and only 20% at moderate to high intensity. Studies have found that doing a higher volume of moderate to high intensity doesn't lead to as great of a performance benefit. I appreciated that he supported the science behind this approach without being boring or overly complex.

  • Vladimir Tarasov
    2019-11-29 22:51

    Отличная книга и отличный перевод. Мне, как человеку недавно увлекшемуся бегом, было интересно узнать о том, что происходило с методиками тренировок и какие сейчас считаются наиболее эффективными. Начал практиковать 80/20. Работает. Полумарафон - освоен. Готовлюсь взяться за тренировочный план для марафона.

  • Dania
    2019-11-08 20:57

    This book cover same principle with another running books like Daniel Running Formula. This book good for runner who don't like to read more technical topic like in coach Daniel's..The topic is too general but still offer good information and advice how to train.

  • Chrissie Henning
    2019-11-26 16:46

    Theories presented make sense and the research behind backs it. However, this book is not for someone who is looking at going from the couch to a good runner. I thought this book would give a bit more on how and not the why.

  • Josiah
    2019-11-09 17:46

    HelpfulThis book was very helpful in getting me to slow down. I often push myself at high intensity too frequently, and consequences find myself injured. This book helped me to see the benefit in slowing down.

  • Diana
    2019-11-22 16:40

    Decent read, but a bit too heavy in the specifics behind then actually describing how to do it. Other than running at a slower pace for the majority of runs. The plans seem to have a lot of consecutive run days.

  • Jared
    2019-11-25 21:31

    Very insightful. Sounds like good evidence. I wish I was younger and had the legs to put all the miles and test out the theory. I’ve always been a moderate intensity runner sonIncan imagine how it would be a bit difficult to slow the training pace.

  • Shicheng Huang
    2019-11-26 20:00

    Good training comes from taking 3 metrics into account:1.heart rate2.perceived effort3.pace

  • Jason
    2019-11-28 22:47

    Matt does a great job laying out the reasons why this running plan works. Many of his examples are elite runners and he could have used more examples from everyday runners.

  • Lisa
    2019-11-06 23:59

    Excellent resource for training for any distance. Sound advice.

  • Joanna Mendelsohn
    2019-11-11 22:55

    Loved learning how to run easy so I could run fast.

  • Aaron Schmidt
    2019-12-05 20:48

    Run slow and often to get faster. 80% of your running should be at an easy enough pace that you could have a conversation with someone.

  • Liz
    2019-11-26 00:01

    Seems good enough, just not for me. Good book for "black knight" type runners who push themselves too hard and need to be told to slow down.

  • George Slade
    2019-11-29 15:57

    Good info and plans, but it gets a little wordy on certain points. I would still recommend reading it for anyone having a hard time getting stronger through high intensity training.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-11-28 22:58

    I read this book after listening to a podcast about 80/20 running. The concept is super interesting to me, and I dove right in. The style of training does not need as much explanation as was given, and I skimmed some parts. I'll return to this book and the plans at the end when running season starts.

  • Joli Hamilton
    2019-11-06 15:33

    I like the principles, and appreciate the was Fitzgerald overviewed the biomechanic studies thoroughly .Looking forward to seeing how it works out in 2017.