Meticulously crafted from the principles laid out in Matt Fitzgerald's best-selling book 80/20 Running, and followup book 80/20 Triathlon, 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 triathlon plan. This plan provides the athlete with the same workout structure used by the most successful triathletes 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 triathlon distance. It has been specifically formulated to match the research articulated in Fitzgerald's publications and ensures the triathlete adheres to the 80/20 principle. This plan is intended for athletes of all abilities, who can comfortably swim and run for 35 minutes, and cycle 45 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.
Please note that in this plan the swim is prescribed by distance, and the bike and run by time, therefore the preview below will not reflect the plan's complete time and distance.
Athletes who purchase an 80/20 plan also receive a free 1-month membership to Team IronCowboy, an endurance community with unlimited access to 30 triathlon and run plans, coach support, private forums, training videos, and more. Team IronCowboy members also receive a free TrainingPeaks.com Premium membership, where they can load any of the Team IronCowboy training plans. See http://mattfitzgerald.org/8020training/ for details on how to take advantage of this offer.
As a new publication, early purchasers of this plan will be able to contact the co-author, David Warden, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, in order to request clarification on any items that may be unclear in the plan.