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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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I Ran Today. Pray for Me.

By Matt Fitzgerald | February 14, 2023

The last time I tried to run it did not go well. It was May 2021, four months after I…

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How to Build Self-Trust As an Athlete (and Why It’s Important)

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 12, 2023

I coach a runner who wants to break 1:30:00 in the half marathon. We’d been working together for about two…

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Disordered Eating Will NOT Make You a Better Runner!

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 10, 2023

I finally got around to reading Chrissie Wellington’s autobiography, A Life Without Limits. Of particular interest to me was how…

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A High-Mileage Manifesto

By Matt Fitzgerald | December 21, 2022

You’ve probably heard of the book 80/20 Running, perhaps even read it. But did you know that the original working…

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Coaching the Exception

By Matt Fitzgerald | December 15, 2022

Agnes Mansaray arrived on the UNLV campus in September 2018 as a highly touted transfer from Iowa Central Community College,…