not caring what others think

As an Athlete, Should You Care What Others Think? (Hint: All One-Word Answers to This Question Are Wrong)

By Matt Fitzgerald | August 3, 2020

In March 2017, I gave a talk at Run Flagstaff, a running specialty store located in the city whose name…

Calvanism by John Calvin

Are You a Chosen One?

By Matt Fitzgerald | July 27, 2020

This article is about endurance sports, I promise. It’s just going to take a minute to get there. Are you…

Tommy Rivers Puzey

The Most Interesting Runner in the World

By Matt Fitzgerald | July 20, 2020

Following is an unpublished chapter of my book Running the Dream: One Summer Living, Training, and Racing with a Team…

Caroline Rotich, Me, Ryan Bolton, Patrick Smyth for Creative Goal Setting

Creative Goal Setting

By Matt Fitzgerald | July 19, 2020

Recently I received a text message from Matt Chittim, host of the Rambling Runner podcast. In it, he informed me…

Shelby Houlihan discovering process focus

Rediscovering a Process Focus

By Matt Fitzgerald | July 13, 2020

There’s a runner I coach, we’ll call him Jeremy, who’s concerned about his weight. It’s not that he’s overweight and…

Mat Fitzgerald Running in High School

Pressure Is a Double-Edge Sword

By Matt Fitzgerald | July 5, 2020

In 2015, economists Daniel Hickman and Neil Metz conducted an interesting study on the effect of pressure on performance in…