Base Training - Beginner

Base Training - Moderate

Coached by Matt Fitzgerald

5Workouts per week

Type: Run
Where: Outdoor
Equipment: None
Difficulty: Moderate
Workout Durations: 35-48 Minutes, 8-10 Miles

This 3-Week, 15-Workout training plan was designed for intermediate-level runners who are in the early weeks of preparing for a half marathon or marathon. The program is based on the 80/20 Rule, as described in coach Matt Fitzgerald’s book 80/20 Running.

Each week you will do approximately 80 percent of your total running at low intensity (Zones 1 and 2) and 20 percent at moderate (Zone 3) to high intensity (Zones 4 and 5).

Cutting-edge research shows that runners of all ability and experience levels improve the most when they train in this “mostly slow” fashion.

IMPORTANT: You should be comfortable running 5 times per week for up to 8 miles or more before you start the plan.

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Just started the workout or it would be 5 stars

by The Big Guy - December 23, 2014

Running with Pear sports and Matt Fitzgerald in your ear is the next best thing to having a coach with you. Psychologically it helps tremendously to keep you honest with intervals and running controlled running. I feel the best interaction was not only the Interval based training piece but the warm up and cool down where Coach Matt is telling you to keep it in Zone 1 or 2. I know my typical run is warm up for 2 mins and start speeding up as I'm warming up...falling right into the trap that Matt illustrates in the beginning of his book, and running harder than I should be. I'll report back after 3 weeks but so far I'm loving it!
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