Includes Structured Workouts
Meticulously crafted from the principles laid out in Matt Fitzgerald's best-selling book 80/20 Running, this Maintenance plan is designed to provide structure to the athlete for general fitness, weight loss, or to prepare the athlete for Week 1 of their formal running plan. This plan provides the athlete with the same workout structure used by the most successful runners in the world. The 12-week plan can be interrupted at any time when formal training begins, and will prepare the athlete for Week 1 of any running regimen. It has been specifically formulated to match the research articulated in Fitzgerald's publications and ensures the athlete adheres to the 80/20 principle.
This plan is intended for runners of all abilities, who can already comfortably run for 35 minutes. Athletes who are a bit overweight should consider not performing any of the run intervals, and doing just a Z1 or Z2 run of the same duration. The athlete can make up for this lost intensity by performing the same missed interval structure on a scheduled Z1 or Z2 bike in the same 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.
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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Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 02:36