Excessive Training for Ironman Triathlon

A Lot of Triathletes Train Too Much During Ironman Prep

By Matt Fitzgerald | February 8, 2021

There is a consistent pattern in my coaching of endurance athletes that I wasn’t conscious of until quite recently. When…

Tower Bridge Sacramento

The World’s Fastest Ironman?

By Matt Fitzgerald | November 1, 2020

First Look at Ironman California The newly-announced Ironman California has infused some much-needed excitement into the 2021 racing season. The…

athlete getting injured while running

A Novel Approach to “Training Through” Running Injuries

By Matt Fitzgerald | September 30, 2019

The August 2009 issue of Triathlete Magazine featured an article titled “The end of Running Injuries.” Written by yours truly, the…

marathon runner showcasing his endurance talent

The Four Kinds of Endurance Talent

By Matt Fitzgerald | September 9, 2019

What does it mean to have a talent for running or cycling or other endurance sports? Generally, we think of…

8020 Endurance Hero

It’s Not as Bad as you Think: The Performance-Boosting Power of Gratitude

By Matt Fitzgerald | February 25, 2019

One of my all-time favorite short stories is “Fantastic Night,” written by the great Austrian fiction master Stefan Zweig in…

my first ironman training in 17 yrears

Coaching the Coach: How I’m Training for My First Ironman in 17 Years

By Matt Fitzgerald | November 5, 2018

My 2010 book RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel includes a chapter titled “Winging It” in which I advocate—for…