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On the Importance of Starting Endurance Races with a Full Emotional Fuel Tank: My Black Canyon 100K Postmortem

By Matt Fitzgerald | February 17, 2020

During my flight from Oakland to Phoenix last Friday, a mantra for the following day’s Black Canyon 100K trail run…

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The Power of Low Expectations

By Matt Fitzgerald | February 10, 2020

As I write this, I’m just over a week out from the Black Canyon 100K, the longest running race I’ve…

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At What Point Do Long Runs Transition from Training to Punishment?

By Matt Fitzgerald | February 3, 2020

Rob Krar competes in—and often wins—100-mile ultramarathons. When training for these events, he never runs farther than 35 miles. From…

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My Take on the Carbon-Plated Running Shoe Controversy

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 27, 2020

Last week a package was delivered to my front door. Inside it was a shoebox, and inside the shoebox was…

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How to Deal with Race Day Cold Feet

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 20, 2020

We’re all familiar with the phenomenon of cold feet. You want something very badly until you’re on the brink of…

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There Should Be a Strava for Diet

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 14, 2020

I have too many ideas. I could write two books a year for the next 100 years and still not…