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The Problem with Intensity

By Matt Fitzgerald / January 17, 2023 / 0 Comments

In endurance sports we toss around the word “intensity” as if this word had a clear, singular, and consensual definition. In fact, it is not, and I doubt it ever will. “Why not?” you ask. Because exercise intensity is not a unitary phenomenon. Our problem is not that we have so far failed to discover […]

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Make Sure You’re Tired for Your Next Fitness Test

By Matt Fitzgerald / September 27, 2022 / 0 Comments

James Spragg is a young South African exercise physiologist who has carved out an interesting niche for his research. It is based on the idea that the fastest athlete on fresh legs is not necessarily the fastest athlete on fatigued legs, which is an important distinction, as in most endurance races, it is better to […]

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Off-Season Training for 80/20 Athletes

By Matt Fitzgerald / October 18, 2021 / 0 Comments

Here in the northern hemisphere, the off-season is upon us, and athletes like you are figuring out how to train between now and the time you’re ready to start the next race-focused training cycle. For athletes who use 80/20 Endurance plans, this figuring-out process is a matter of deciding which specific plan or plans to […]

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When the Question Is Cycling Cadence, the Answer Is Nobody Knows

By Matt Fitzgerald / August 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

Every once in a while an athlete asks me why cadence is never prescribed in the cycling workouts included in our 80/20 triathlon plans. I fear that I will soon hear this question more often than once in a while, as I’m currently building a full selection of 80/20 plans for various types of cycling […]

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