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Dying to Run, Episode 2: “Barkley and Me”

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 15, 2024

Matt Fitzgerald has been a runner for almost his entire life, but his running days ended abruptly in 2020 when…

Matt Fitzgerald running angrily in a marathon

The Joy of Running Angry

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 2, 2020

I’ve finally gotten around to reading Graem Sims’s excellent biography of Percy Cerutty, Why Die? One of the things I like about…

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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…