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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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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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The Difference(s) Between 80/20 Training and the Maffetone Method

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 27, 2021

Phil Maffetone is nothing if not consistent. In 1995, I copyedited his book Training for Endurance, a pro bono task…

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How Will Endurance Athletes Train 50 Years from Now?

By Matt Fitzgerald | December 24, 2018

One hundred years ago, Scandinavian athletes dominated elite distance running. They trained rather differently from today’s elite runners. Hannes Kolehmainen…

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The Human Body Is Not a Smartphone

By Matt Fitzgerald | July 9, 2018

Last week I received an email message from Dawn, a runner who had just purchased The Runner’s Diary, a book…

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Making Periodization Intuitive

By Matt Fitzgerald | June 25, 2018

The term periodization refers to the practice of dividing the training process into distinct phases, each of which is defined by…

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