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Schooling Your Stride

By Matt Fitzgerald | April 17, 2020

One of my biggest pet peeves is the phrase “proper running form.” I can’t stand it. Why? Because it implies…

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When Is It Helpful to Think about Running While You’re Running?

By Matt Fitzgerald | June 5, 2018

Basketball players shoot free throws more accurately when they focus on the back rim rather than on the action of…

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3 Things That Work, But Not the Way Most Runners Think

By Matt Fitzgerald | May 7, 2018

There are lots of running-related techniques and methods that are widely known to be effective but that achieve their effects…

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Are Your Muscles Shrinking and Getting Tighter? Good! (If you’re a runner)

By Matt Fitzgerald | April 23, 2018

Recently one of the athletes I coach (we’ll call him Scott) came to me with some concerns about the results…

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What Is Good Running Form?

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 8, 2018

If you ask the average running coach what good running form is, he or she will probably answer with phrases…

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New Study Affirms: Runners Should Change Their Stride Only to Avoid Injury Risk, Not to Improve Performance

By Matt Fitzgerald | November 8, 2017

There are two rationales for changing the way you run. One is to improve performance by reducing the energy cost…