80/20 Running: 2021 Edition Marathon Level 1 (4 to 7.75 Hours per Week)
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Featuring the proven 80/20 intensity balance described in Matt Fitzgerald's bestselling book 80/20 Running, this marathon Level 1 training plan will provide you with the same workout structure used by the most successful runners in the world.
This plan is appropriate for newer runners preparing for their first marathon, masters athletes, or for more experienced runners who need or prefer a relatively low-volume training program. Before you begin the plan, build your training to the point where you are running at least 3 times per week for up to 6 miles or more.
INTENSITY TYPE : HEART RATE
This plan presents each workouts intensity target by Heart Rate, but Pace and Power versions of this plan are also available.
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100% STRUCTURED WORKOUTS
Each workout can be exported to a supported device, which will automatically guide you through the session with duration, lap, and intensity prompts. See our Structured Workout page for more information.
Robust support and documentation for your plan can be found at the 80/20 Resources page. You will also be able to contact the authors directly via our popular Forums to request clarification on any issue.
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How it Works
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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