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Start Your Year Right with the 80/20 Endurance Virtual Challenge

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Brian Hamilton is an 80/20 Endurance Ambassador.


The 80/20 Endurance Virtual Challenge is a monthlong festival of virtual races created to help athletes kickstart their year in fitness. Choose from 20-minute and 80-minute time-trial options in swimming, cycling, and running. The cost of registration is $20.80 (plus a small processing fee), and each registration comes bundled with a free, four-week training plan created by 80/20 Endurance coaches.

Registration opened on New Year’s Day and will remain open through the end of February. The time trials themselves can be done anytime within the month of February. The proceeds will go toward funding 80/20 Endurance Foundation’s Coaches of Color Initiative (COCI), allowing you to support a great cause and at the same time you get fit and compete! To learn more and sign up, click here.

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Help Us Help Jessica Succeed

Speaking of the Coaches of Color Initiative, New Year’s Day marked the beginning of Jessica Riojas Schnier’s COCI apprenticeship grant. On that morning, Jessica met with COCI codirectors Bertrand Newson and Matt Fitzgerald to plan out her year.

The initiative is off to a great start, but COCI is a resource-intensive program. In order to deliver the best experience possible to Jessica and future apprentices, the program needs adequate funding. If you believe in COCI’s mission to improve diversity in endurance sports, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to the 80/20 Endurance Foundation. It’s as easy as clicking a few buttons, starting with this one. Thanks!

Training for Spring Races Starts Now

One of the best ways to stay consistent with your winter running is by training for a Spring race. Follow one of the 80/20 Endurance 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon training plans to keep you motivated and inspired. Whether you’re targetting a Personal Record or just trying to get back into shape, these training plans can guide you there.

If you’re looking to sign up for a spring road race or triathlon to challenge yourself or just to have some fun but you don’t know where to begin with training, look no further than 80/20 Endurance. 80/20 Endurance is the world’s largest dedicated provider of training plans and solutions for runners and triathletes. The training methods are built on the optimal intensity balance and other empirical principles outlined in the co-founders’ best-selling books.

So many of us often aspire for a new PR in the local 5k, accomplishing a full marathon, or conquering the challenge of a triathlon, but are intimidated at the thought of training or scared of training incorrectly. 80/20 Endurance can take away these fears and intimidation by offering science backed training programs from experts in endurance sports. Hundreds of athletes worldwide put their fears behind them and gave their trust to 80/20 Endurance plans and were able to achieve their goals!

80/20 Bundles offer savings of up to 25% when you combine your 80/20 training plan and a TrainingPeaks Premium subscription into a single purchase. You’ll enjoy all the plan benefits of an individual 80/20 Endurance plan, plus a TrainingPeaks Premium subscription that lasts for the plan’s duration. Only pay for what you need at a discount!

About Coaches Of Color Initiative

The Coaches of Color Initiative (COCI) exists to provide meaningful support and opportunities for people color aspiring to successful careers as endurance coaches. COCI operates under the auspices of the 80/20 Endurance Foundation, which is affiliated with 80/20 Endurance, the world’s leading purveyor of online training resources for endurance athletes.

About 80/20 Endurance

80/20 Endurance is the creation of Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden. Based on the breakthrough books 80/20 Running and 80/20 Triathlon, runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes improve the most when they consistently do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the other 20 percent high intensity. The typical endurance athlete spends only 50-70 percent their total training time at low intensity. The solution? An 80/20 training plan that ensures the optimal intensity balance.

About TrainingPeaks

TrainingPeaks provides the complete web, mobile and desktop solution for enabling smart and effective endurance training. Our products include Athlete and Coach Edition, WKO+ desktop software for cutting-edge scientific analysis and planning, and the TrainingPeaks mobile apps for iOS and Android. TrainingPeaks solutions are used by Tour de France teams, IRONMAN® World Champions, Olympians, and age group athletes and coaches around the world to track, analyze and plan their training.

8020 Endurance Gold and Silver Subscriptions include:

    • A premium TrainingPeaks monthly subscription (Gold level only, a $20 monthly value)
    • The ability to apply any individual 80/20 Run, Triathlon, or premium strength plan to your TrainingPeaks calendar as needed
    • Access to the complete 80/20 Structured Workout Library natively in TrainingPeaks
    • On signup, a free copy of either 80/20 Running or 80/20 Triathlon (or they’ll refund $10 from your first month’s subscription)
    • Freedom to cancel at any time.

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