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Four Ways Endurance Athletes Can Turn the Negative of Social Distancing into a Positive

By Matt Fitzgerald | April 6, 2020

There’s a moment in the film It Might Get Loud, a 2008 documentary centered on guitar heroes Jimmy Page, the Edge,…

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Now Is the Time for All Runners to Channel Their Inner Kenyan

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 30, 2020

Runners are goal-oriented by nature. It goes without saying that the pursuit of goals requires planning and a certain degree…

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Is “Peaking” Even Real? Or Necessary?

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 23, 2020

The concept of peaking in endurance training goes back many decades. It’s essentially the art of timing your next big…

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How to Replace and Resume Your Swim Training

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 13, 2020

If you are like most triathletes, swimming is a challenge right now, and by “challenge” we mean completely unavailable. Unless…

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The Carbohydrate Drip Approach to Race Fueling

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 9, 2020

The latest edition of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism features a study that will be of interest to any runner…

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The Joy of Running Angry

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 2, 2020

I’ve finally gotten around to reading Graem Sims’s excellent biography of Percy Cerutty, Why Die? One of the things I like about…

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