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80/20 Triathlon

Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels
Narrated by: David Warden
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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A breakthrough program for triathletes - beginner, intermediate, and advanced - showing how to balance training intensity to maximize performance - from a fitness expert and elite coach.

Cutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called "moderate-intensity rut", spending almost half of their time training too hard - harder than the pros. Training harder isn't smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results. 

In 80/20 Triathlon, Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, offering concrete tips and strategies, along with complete training plans for every distance - sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman, and Ironman - to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance. Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden (P)2018 Hachette Audio
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Another Fitzgerald (Warden) cracker

Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden team up brilliantly here. If you have read Matt Fitzgerald previously, you will not be disappointed with this. Being based in Western Australia and prior to reading 8020 Triathlon I did not know who David Warden was but once I did my research I began to understand his exceptional work with athletes such as the Iron Cowboy and his own personal achievements, fair to say a true powerhouse in his sport. What a team we have here.

You feel that the two professionals treat the reader, whatever level they are at, with respect. They explicitly highlight the details you need to be aware of in order for you to maximise and help achieve your own performance goals. For me Fitzgerald always breaks down the science and explains things in an easy to understand format. Yes, there may be some light decoding but you get it, easily. As a reader you experience page after page of educational treats and if you understand the 8020-way or even if you do not Fitzgerald and Warden give you all the tools required to make and understand your own 8020 Triathlon plan! WITH NO EXTRA CHARGE!!

You know and feel the plethora of hints, tips and advice come from many years of endurance experience between the two and you can be rest assured that whether you are at beginner, intermediate or sub elite level you will learn many things as you journey through this book. I am certain that this book will remain on my bookshelf (with no dust!!) for many different reference reasons for a very long time!

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Not worth it as audiobook

this format doesn't suit this book. although the content is good. To digest it as retain it through audio is not great. buy the print version.

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  • Rebecca Warden
  • 11-01-2019

Engaging, scientific based and accessible.

You may have noticed that my last name is the same as one of the authors. If you did you may suspect first, that we are related and second, that I am here to shamelessly promote my husband‘s book. You would be right on both counts! Although, in truth, it needs no promoting by me. 80/20 Triathlon speaks for itself. Successful athletes of all ability levels the world over have seen their success rocket upward as they apply the principles laid out in this book. I have witnessed first hand not only David's personal triathlon success, but also the amazing athletes he has coached. David and Matt do an excellent job of breaking down the 80/20 principle for athletes of all experience levels. The science is sound, the material accessible and the narrative engaging. These two love what they do and want to help you find success and enjoyment achieving your best results. If you are looking for a book to help you on your triathlon journey, or take your training to the next level, this book is for you. It is based on 20 plus years of research, personal application and passion. What began as a weekend hobby (for David at least) grew into a quest for scientific accuracy and performance excellence. It has been amazing to see the heights to which each athlete excels when they follow the 80/20 plan. Thanks for another amazing offering David and Matt!

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  • diego
  • 15-02-2019

Amazing and simple

Great informative book. Easy to follow and much cheaper than a coach. The pdf is a great tool

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  • T. Vedder
  • 09-04-2019

Doesn’t work as audiobook, even with pdf and online materials

There’s nothing I hate more than wasting my time sitting down reading a physical book, but I just dont think this works as an audiobook. Most training books don’t but I thought I’d give it a shot.

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  • Scott B.
  • 13-11-2018

Great information for triathletes

This was a very informative and an interesting read. That being said, it was a little advanced for me. While I am preparing for a sprint as a means of weight loss, this is for the seasoned triathlete. While I am no where near the type of althalete that this book would beat bwnefit, I still found it interesting and helpful to what I am doing. While I wanted something that is more analogous to “triathlons for dummies,” I still found this informative, helpful and an excellent guide for training as I progress toward my goals. #newme #triordie #timetotrain #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-10-2019

How To Train 4 Any Triathlon Distance & Succeed!

A comprehensive tool to build your tailor-made success-driven training plan for any triathlon race without overtraining.

Using the intensities guide provided I was literally able to train the 3 sports modalities everyday for 6 months, injury-free, and reach my goals.

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  • Scott T Williams
  • 23-10-2018

Great book to help keep you from over-training

I am preparing for my first half ironman distance triathlon and am trying to follow the principles outlined in this book. It is early, but I can already see the benefits of "holding back" in my training. The concepts make sense and I look forward to applying the 80/20 rule in all of my training going forward. The book is excellent and lays out all of the science behind the approach as well, which is great.

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  • Jim Von Hipple
  • 16-10-2018

Great book, really opened my eyes!

I am sure this book was written for me personally because it describes me to a "T"! I push every ride and run to the max and blame getting injured or sick on just getting older. I can't wait to implement the strategies learned.

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  • Tory Adair
  • 15-10-2018

Intriguing

I have definitely felt the "moderate intensity rut" and am guilty of biking with a group that competes on every hill, running with some friends that believe if it's not painful then you're not training. Hopefully I can learn how to apply the 80/20 principles and still enjoy the company of those I like to train with. That is going to be the challenge. Hopefully this book will convince them to make the change too and we will all be the better and faster for it.

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  • Jordan Merrick
  • 08-07-2020

Awesome Audio & Incredible Book

This is a must listen and must read book. It is a necessity for training right!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-2019

Too much detail

Perhaps I just can’t handle a lot of information. Or maybe this is not really an ideal audible book, perhaps better if you print the pdf or read the hard copy, as there are just to much detail and information to simple listen to it and remember it all. I didn’t finish this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-05-2019

not great as an audiobook

Content really interesting but just doesn't really work as an audiobook. Even with accompanying pdf would still get most out of the writing if able to flick from one chapter to another. Advise the print version.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-12-2019

Does what it says on the tin

Think it could be told better as a newbie planning to get into triathlon. Haven't yet explored if the PDF or parts of are printable would be nice but I doubt it. The PDF is under chapter heading as some in previous reviews couldn't find it. Will be listening to it at least once more thoroughly before going over parts again at times.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-04-2020

PDF wont download.

Very good listen. Would be better if pdf would download to reference various chapters to quoted PDF.

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  • iBen
  • 30-01-2020

Great Concept terrible book

The 80/20 concept is well established and used but this book just bores me to death, very poorly communicated, I couldn’t get to the end, I’ll stick with Joe Friel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-05-2019

interesting

a good listen but struggling to fine the attached pdf they keep referring to so think I will have to pirches a hard copy

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-2019

An interesting topic but not an audiobook for me

I'm not sure what logic was used to make this into an audiobook. A hard copy is essential and not even the give away PDF makes up for this. A perfect cure for insomnia as you listen to chapter upon chapter of numbers and a rather dreary voice. It is unfortunate since the topic is really worth considering and the science pretty compelling.

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  • Gerard Tierney
  • 20-02-2019

Excellent book

Great book for top performances . I am currently using it to train for an Ironman . The book contains a very well laid out plan . Very structured and easy to follow.

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  • Claire
  • 16-02-2019

Buy it as a book instead

A really good book, but better as a book rather than audiobook (although it does come with a PDF)