If you’ve been paying attention to anything I’ve been saying for the past year, you know that I’ve really embraced the idea of 80/20 Running.
If you’re not familiar with running 80/20, it’s really pretty simple:
- 80% of your training volume should be easy
- 20% of your training volume should be moderate/hard
Like I said, simple right?
The Devil, as Always, is In the Details
If you are like many runners I know, running faster is one of your goals.
Without a doubt, the most frequent question I get from listeners of the show has to do with running faster during races.
Whether the goal is a PR or a BQ, running faster is something a lot of runners strive for.
So the million dollar question is pretty simple: how does one go about running faster during a race?
To Run Faster, You Need to Run Faster
If you want to run faster, you need to practice it right?
Yes and no. Read more
Since talking with Matt Fitzgerald on the podcast a couple of months ago, I’ve been reading through and diving deep into his book 80/20 Running.
While the premise of the book seems crazy, that we need to slow down in training if we want to race faster, if you read the book with an open mind I think that the evidence that supports this statement is pretty overpowering.
In this week’s video, I’m sharing my biggest takeaway from the book and explaining why I am definitely on board with the idea of 80/20 running.
Would You Be Open to the Idea of Running Slower If It Meant Racing Faster? Why?
This week, the Diz Runs Book Club wrapped up our first book study: a 6 week look at the book 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.