80/20 Running, Running 80/20

Quick Tip: Buying In to 80/20 Running

This week, the Diz Runs Book Club wrapped up our first book study: a 6 week look at the book 80/20 Running.

80/20 Running

80/20 Running

This book did a lot to change the way I look at running and training both for myself and for the runners I coach.

In this post I want to share some of the things from the book that really stood out to me, caused me to think, and ultimately made me a believer that if I want to get faster in races I need to slow down in my training.

Sounds ridiculous, right?

I know. I thought so too.

But after having the author (Matt Fitzgerald) on the podcast, talking to him about the science behind the book, and then reading it myself I’ve got to say that I’m convinced.

My “A-Ha Moments” from 80/20 Running

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Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald on Living His Dreams and Learning from the Elites

Matt Fitzgerald decided he wanted to be a runner as a kid. He also knew that he wanted to be a writer.

And he has succeeded on both accounts!

Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald

In today’s episode, I’m talking with author Matt Fitzgerald about a whole array of topics. We cover his running history from the day he decided to be serious about running as a kid, to giving it up during college, and the serendipitous events that brought him back to the sport.

On the author side of the things, we talked about several of his books that pertain to running, healthy eating, and his newest book looking at the role our minds play in our running.

Here are some of the highlights from our chat. Read more