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80/20 Triathlon: 2020 Edition Triathlon Maintenance (Pace and Bike HR, 5 to 8 Hours per Week)

Author

Matt Fitzgerald & David Warden - Over 55,000 Training Plans Sold 8020Endurance.com

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Length

12 Weeks

Plan Specs

triathlon beginner intermediate advanced masters hr based pace based base period

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Plan Description

80/20 Endurance
Due to event cancellations and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 virus, this plan is being offered free of charge for an indefinite period of time. It is our hope that the plan will help athletes more easily transition from one training plan to another as their races are postponed or cancelled. You must use code 2020Aid to receive a 100% discount off the plan.


Meticulously crafted from the principles laid out in Matt Fitzgerald's bestselling book 80/20 Triathlon, this Triathlon Maintenance training plan will provide you with the same workout structure used by the most successful triathletes in the world. It has been specifically formulated to ensure the athlete adheres to the 80/20 principle.


Target Athlete


This plan is intended for triathletes of all abilities, who can already comfortably swim for 30 minutes, bike for 60 minutes, and run for 35 minutes. It is designed to bridge the gap until the start of a formal training plan, or to maintain triathlon fitness during an extended race period.


Lifetime Plan


All purchased 80/20 Endurance plans become a permanent part of your TrainingPeaks plan library. You can start, stop, and reuse the plan as often as you like, beginning or ending at any point in the plan.


100% Structured Workouts


This plan leverages the TrainingPeaks structured workout feature with pace-based workouts on the run and HR-based workouts on the bike. Each workout can be exported to a supported 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.


Support


Robust support and documentation for your plan can be found at the 80/20 Resources page. You will be able to contact the authors directly to request clarification on any issue.


Testimonials


80/20 is the Holy Grail for me. I can actually feel the improvement, but I am never too tired to train. Martijn Crajé – Malden, Netherlands


The 80/20 plan has changed my life and made me more confident in my abilities. I owe it all to 80/20 Endurance. Chris Black – Peoria, Illinois


Thanks to your plans, I was able to capture a USA Triathlon National Title. Roger Thompson – Spokane, Washington


Read hundreds more 80/20 Endurance testimonials and success stories at our website.


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Strength Training


Every 80/20 Endurance plan is paired with an optional strength training plan designed to perfectly supplement your training.



Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:20 hrs 2:01 hrs
1:10 hrs 0:50 hrs
2:20 hrs 1:30 hrs
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:20 hrs 2:01 hrs
1:10 hrs 0:50 hrs
2:20 hrs 1:30 hrs
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Training Load By Week


David Warden

80/20 Endurance

80/20 Endurance is the creation of Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden. Based on the breakthrough books 80/20 Running and 80/20 Triathlon, runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes improve the most when they consistently do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the other 20 percent high intensity. The typical endurance athlete spends only 50-70 percent their total training time at low intensity. The solution? An 80/20 training plan that ensures the optimal intensity balance.

Sample Day 1

0:30:00
36.3TSS
RF3

5 minutes in Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 2

0:20:00
914m
20TSS
STT2

200 yd Z1, 400 yd Z3, 120" rest, 200 yd Z3, 120" rest, 200 yd Z1

Sample Day 2

1:00:00
55TSS
CF9

5 minutes in Z1, 50 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Sample Day 3

1:00:00
60TSS
CCI1

5 minutes Z1, 20 minutes Z2, 3 x (5 minutes Z3/3 minutes Z1) 5 minutes Z2, 6 minutes Z1

Sample Day 4

1372m
SF1

300 yd Z1, 900 yd Z2, 300 yd Z1

Sample Day 4

0:35:00
35.9TSS
RRe4

35 minutes Z1

Sample Day 5

1:00:00
42.3TSS
CFo22

10 minutes Z1, 10 minutes Z2, 8 x (30 seconds Z5 uphill or simulated/60 seconds Z1) 28 minutes Z1

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