Pros and Cons of an 80/20 Marathon Training Plan by Matt Fitzgerald

A woman training for a marathon using an 80-20 training plan.

So you’re looking to take your training to the next level and hit a new PR in the marathon distance? That means it’s time to find a proper marathon training plan. There are tons of options out there, and it can be confusing to figure out which one to use. Based on your circumstances, you … Read more

Garmin Wrist Based Running Dynamics: A Quick Look At What They Tell You

Garmin Wrist Based Running Dynamics

When Garmin released the Fenix 7 Pro, it had a (somewhat) exciting announcement – the watch would include wrist based running dynamics. Previously, you could get some data by using only your watch. But to get the full suite of running dynamics data, you needed to pair with another device like a running dynamics pod. … Read more

Understanding Garmin HRV Status: What It Means for Training and Recovery

A man in the background with a heart rate chart in the foreground. An example of Garmin HRV Status.

Recently, Garmin introduced a new feature in their latest watches – Garmin HRV Status. This metrics tracks your heart rate variability, compares it to historical data, and gives you some insights into whether or not your body is balanced and recovering well. In the Forerunner line, this feature launched with the Garmin Forerunner 255. In … Read more

Pros and Cons of a Hal Higdon Marathon Training Plan

So you’ve been bitten by the bug, and you’re thinking about running a marathon, huh? 26.2 miles is a long way. You’re going to need to commit some serious time to training for that, and you should definitely follow some expert advice on how to structure that training. Luckily, there are plenty of marathon training … Read more

Pros and Cons of the Grete Waitz Marathon Training Plan

A woman out for a jog, training to run her first marathon.

Whether you’re running your first marathon or looking to improve over your last one, it usually helps to follow a training plan of some kind. But there are tons of training plans out there, and they vary wildly in quality. Which one should you choose? Today, I’m going to look at the marathon training plan … Read more