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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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How to Pace the Boston Marathon

By Matt Fitzgerald | September 6, 2022

In a recent post of mine—one that, like a number of my recent posts to this blog, dealt with the…

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Four Ways Endurance Athletes Can Turn the Negative of Social Distancing into a Positive

By Matt Fitzgerald | April 6, 2020

There’s a moment in the film It Might Get Loud, a 2008 documentary centered on guitar heroes Jimmy Page, the Edge,…

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Now Is the Time for All Runners to Channel Their Inner Kenyan

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 30, 2020

Runners are goal-oriented by nature. It goes without saying that the pursuit of goals requires planning and a certain degree…

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Is “Peaking” Even Real? Or Necessary?

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 23, 2020

The concept of peaking in endurance training goes back many decades. It’s essentially the art of timing your next big…

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The Carbohydrate Drip Approach to Race Fueling

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 9, 2020

The latest edition of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism features a study that will be of interest to any runner…

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