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What Runners Can Learn from Writers (and Vice Versa)

By Matt Fitzgerald | February 7, 2024

A lot of runners are also writers. The most notable contemporary runner-writer, perhaps, is Haruki Murakami, the celebrated Japanese novelist.…

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Please Don’t Assume Faster Athletes Look Down on You Just Because They’re Faster

By Matt Fitzgerald | December 18, 2021

Recently I had a disturbing experience on social media. I know, I know. Join the club, right? But This one’s…

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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,…

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Do It Because You Suck at It: Training and Racing with a Mastery Mindset

By Matt Fitzgerald | May 25, 2020

I ran my first Boston Marathon in 2009. Although I came into the race super fit, having just lowered my…

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Don’t Panic: My Ironman Santa Rosa Race Report

By Matt Fitzgerald | May 13, 2019

At some point during the three-hour drive I undertook with my wife, Nataki, from our home in Oakdale, California, to…

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Choose Your Own Adventure

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 11, 2019

3 Benefits of Narrativizing Your Athletic Journey On March 26, my latest book, Life Is a Marathon: A Memoir of…

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