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What Is the Difference Between Middle-Distance, Long Distance, and Ultra-Distance Fitness?

By Matt Fitzgerald | October 25, 2022

In last week’s blog post I mentioned that two new studies related to the phenomenon of VO2max had been published…

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If I Only Had Room in My Suitcase for either the Lactate Threshold or the Ventilatory Threshold, I Would Pack the Ventilatory Threshold: Here’s Why

By Matt Fitzgerald | October 22, 2018

The lactate threshold gets so much attention in endurance sports that, despite its esoteric name, most athletes who have passed…

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Train As the Athlete You Are Today, Not As the Athlete You Hope to Be on Race Day

By Matt Fitzgerald | July 30, 2018

I’m currently coaching a runner, we’ll call in Dylan, who’s training for the Berlin Marathon. Recently he asked me why…

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Hyperindividualism – Should You Train Your DNA or Train for Your Event?

By Matt Fitzgerald | April 2, 2018

We live in a highly individualistic society, a situation that has both pluses and minuses. On the plus side, our…

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The Joy and Utility of Multi-Pace Workouts

By Matt Fitzgerald | February 12, 2018

Most runners target a single intensity in all of their workouts. Either it’s an easy run or long run at…