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How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset in Athletes

By Matt Fitzgerald | July 29, 2019

This week, Matt writes for the TrainingPeaks Coach blog and his article can be found here.

Test or Stimulus? How You View Your Workouts May Say a Lot About Your Overall Mindset

By Matt Fitzgerald | July 22, 2019

I’m working on a new book on the psychology of endurance sports. It’s titled The Comeback Quotient and it’s a sort of sequel to How Bad Do You Want It? As part of my research, I’ve just read Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. You may be familiar with Dweck’s work, which has been mainstreamed by a […]

Would You Go to a Fortune Teller for Retirement Planning Advice? Then Why Do You Not Go to Trained Professionals for Sports Nutrition Guidance?

By Matt Fitzgerald | July 15, 2019

If you’re interested in the effects of diet and nutrition on endurance performance, you’ll be interested in a study that was just published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. Italian researchers recruited 40 student-athletes from the University of Bergamo and separated them into four groups. Two of the groups were made up of kickboxers, […]

The Benefits of Rust-Buster Races

By Matt Fitzgerald | July 8, 2019

Let me be clear: Many if not most endurance athletes race too often. I consider over-racing to be one of the most common and costly forms of self-sabotage in endurance sports. Check out this past post of mine for a full rant on the topic. But in this post I’m going to toss a curveball at […]

Join Eliud Kipchoge and Me in Running a “Kamikaze Marathon” This Fall

By Matt Fitzgerald | May 27, 2019

Exercise scientists have two basic ways of measuring performance in their studies. One is a time trial, where subjects are asked to cover a specified distance in as little time as possible (or cover as much distance as possible in a specified amount of time). The other is a time to exhaustion test, where subjects […]

Don't Panic: My Ironman Santa Rosa Race Report

By Matt Fitzgerald | May 13, 2019

At some point during the three-hour drive I undertook with my wife, Nataki, from our home in Oakdale, California, to Santa Rosa last Thursday I came up with a motto for the Ironman I would race two days later: Don’t panic. The phrase arrived out of the blue, as they say, but it did not […]

What To Do When Your Athlete Sets An “Impossible” Goal

By Matt Fitzgerald | May 1, 2019

This week, Matt writes for the TrainingPeaks Coach blog and his article can be found here.

What a Quarter Century As an Injury-Prone Athlete Has Taught Me about Pain (Spoiler Alert: Not Much)

By Matt Fitzgerald | April 8, 2019

As a youth runner I never got injured. But then, what young runner does? Kids are made of rubber. Act Two of my life as an endurance athlete has been a different story. Since I got back into racing in my late 20’s (I’m now 47), I have experienced four separate multiyear overuse injuries (in […]

Celebrity Miracle Breakthrough Keto Revolution!

By Matt Fitzgerald | April 1, 2019

Forget everything I’ve ever written about diet and nutrition. It’s utter garbage—all of it! Racing Weight? Garbage. Diet Cults? Rubbish. The Endurance Diet? Pure crap. I’m a new man with a new message, one that is powerfully encapsulated in my astonishing new book, Celebrity Miracle Breakthrough Keto Revolution! That’s right: I’ve gone full keto, betting all […]

How to Increase Your Aerobic Capacity When You’re Already Doing the Obvious Stuff

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 18, 2019

As part of my ongoing quest to qualify for the Ironman World Championship, I am working with a company called INSCYD (pronounced “inside”), creators of a physiological performance software tool that helps endurance athletes like me identify specific ways to improve their fitness. A few weeks ago I performed a sequence of bike tests that […]