Plan Progression – Weight Loss

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    I just finished the 10k Level 1 plan yesterday and I am looking for some advice about what to do now. I really enjoyed the plan and didn’t miss a workout. I simulated a 10k race yesterday and came in at a time of 54:11 which is an improvement on my only other 10k race a year ago which was 59:38.

    I loved the 80/20 approach and I was initially planning on either moving up to the 10k Level 2 plan or one of the Half Marathon plans. However, I am also looking to lose some weight in the next period and I came across this article on this forum from Matt Fitzgerald which suggests that higher interval training would be more beneficial alongside a protein rich calorie controlled diet to lose weight:

    So do you guys have a recommendation for such a plan? If weight loss is the goal would I be better off doing a non 8020 plan for a few months and then coming back to 8020 training when it is complete and the weight has been lost?

    Matt Fitzgerald

    Congratulations on your 10K! I am planning to build some weight-loss focus phase plans for our website, but they won’t be ready until the end of the year. In the meantime, you can find such plans in my book RACING WEIGHT QUICK START GUIDE. If weight loss is your current top priority, I do recommend that you treat as such on both the train side and the diet side and then return to performance-focused training and eating.

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