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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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Obsessive Lactate Measurement Is NOT the Reason Norwegian Endurance Athletes Are Winning

By Matt Fitzgerald | June 21, 2023

There’s a phenomenon that armchair psychologists refer to as shiny object syndrome. You won’t find it mentioned in the Diagnostic…

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 24, 2023

In my late teens and early twenties I was a meathead, visiting the gym several times a week to toss…

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Why I’m Not Afraid of Losing My Coaching or Writing Jobs to a Robot

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 27, 2023

I’m not one for hot takes. It’s not that I don’t pay attention to ,or have opinions on, current events.…

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The Tyranny of Talent

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 4, 2023

For the past several months I’ve been working on a book called Screw Loose, Shit Together: A Theory of Athletic…