Includes Structured Workouts
Meticulously crafted from the principles laid out in Matt Fitzgerald's best-selling book 80/20 Running
, this Half Marathon Level 3 training plan will provide the athlete with the same workout structure used by the most successful runners in the world. Each week, cycle, and the complete 15-week plan has been specifically formulated to match the research articulated in Fitzgerald's publications and ensures the runner adheres to the 80/20 principle.
This plan is a good fit for experienced competitive runners who are prepared to train twice a day some days in pursuit of improved half-marathon performance. Before you begin the plan, build your training to the point where you are running at least three times per week, including some short efforts at moderate and high intensities and some easy runs of at least seven miles, and are doing aerobic exercise (runs and nonimpact cross-training combined) at least five times per week.
100% Structured Workouts
This plan leverages the TrainingPeaks.com structured workout feature with heart-rate based workouts. On supported devices, including many Garmin models, each workout can be exported to the device, which will automatically guide you through the session with duration, lap, and intensity prompts. Workouts do not have to be exported to be performed effectively, as the detailed descriptions provide all the information you need to successfully complete the workout. See our Structured Workout
page for more information.
Not sure which level is right for you? Each 80/20 plan comes with a Level Guarantee: if you discover that the level you have selected is too hard or too easy for you, simply contact us
for a complimentary switch to a different level within the same distance category.
Robust support resources and documentation for your plan, including zone guidelines, can be found at the 80/20 Resources page
. Purchasers of this plan will be able to contact the authors Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden
directly in order to request clarification on any items that may be unclear in the plan.
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