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The Feeling of Ascending

By Matt Fitzgerald | February 2, 2024

If you’re fluent in English and you’re more than ten years old, you’ve probably used the phrase “I live for”…

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My Favorite Performance-Enhancing Drug Is . . .

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 22, 2024

As a music lover, I have paid close attention to research on the effects of music in endurance athletes since…

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There Is Only One Kind of Run

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 18, 2024

How many different kinds of run are there? Well, it depends on how you define “kind.” If by “kinds of…

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What If Athletes Treated Pain the Same Way They Treat Fatigue?

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 11, 2024

Endurance athletes understand fatigue. Why wouldn’t they? Fatigue is the primary limiter of endurance performance. Athletes get better at marathons…

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The Gift of Parker Valby

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 4, 2024

Of the 254 athletes who competed in the 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Championship, the one who did…

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Would You Rather Be a Better Athlete or a Better Person? Why Not Both?

By Matt Fitzgerald | December 15, 2023

You’re standing before a pedestal table with two small bowls resting upon it. In the bowl on the left is…