Run Like a Pro (Even If You’re Slow): Elite Tools and Tips for Runners at Every Level

Cutting-edge advice on how to achieve your personal best, for everyone from casual runners to ultramarathoners.

In 80/20 Running, respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald introduced his revolutionary training program and explained why doing 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity is the best way for runners at all levels–as well as cyclists, triathletes, and even weight-loss seekers–to improve their performance.

Now, in this eye-opening follow-up, Fitzgerald teams with Olympic coach Ben Rosario to expand and update the 80/20 program to include ultramarathon training and such popular developments as the use of power meters.

New research has bolstered the case that the 80/20 method is in fact that most effective way to train for distance running and other endurance sports. Run Like a Pro (Even If You’re Slow) shows readers how to take the best practices in elite running and adopt them within the limits of their own ability, lifestyle, and budget.

“The training of an elite marathoner can seem mysterious to the majority of runners; this book is an excellent inside look into the ways the pros prepare physically and mentally to compete at their best. Every runner can apply these lessons to their own training in order to reach their next level.”
– Molly Seidel, Olympic Marathon Bronze Medalist

“Fitzgerald and Rosario make a perfect team, distilling decades of in-the-trenches experience into clear and practical advice that any runner who wants to get better can (and should) apply.”
– Alex Hutchinson, author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

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