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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…

Watching Others Run

What If There Is No Finish Line?

By Matt Fitzgerald | October 6, 2021

How helpful are athletic coping skills really in helping us deal with life adversity? One year ago today—on October 6,…

Good and Bad perfectionism

Good Perfectionism and Bad Perfectionism

By Matt Fitzgerald | November 7, 2020

Is perfectionism a good thing or a bad thing? If you Google the word and browse through the results, you’ll…

How sex can make you better runner

How Sex Can Make You a Better Runner

By Matt Fitzgerald | October 5, 2020

Let me start with an apology. This post is not about sex. It’s actually about hermeneutics, or the discipline of…

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…

8020 Endurance Hero

The Official 2020 80/20 Endurance Holiday Reading List

By Matt Fitzgerald | December 16, 2019

Looking for a good endurance-related book to give to yourself or another endorphin junkie this holiday season? I’ve got you…