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What If Athletes Treated Pain the Same Way They Treat Fatigue?

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 11, 2024

Endurance athletes understand fatigue. Why wouldn’t they? Fatigue is the primary limiter of endurance performance. Athletes get better at marathons…

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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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Four Ways Endurance Athletes Can Turn the Negative of Social Distancing into a Positive

By Matt Fitzgerald | April 6, 2020

There’s a moment in the film It Might Get Loud, a 2008 documentary centered on guitar heroes Jimmy Page, the Edge,…

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Good Cop, Bad Cop

By Matt Fitzgerald | August 19, 2019

To train with maximal effectiveness, you have to be mean to yourself. And you also have to be kind to…

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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 I Learned about Strength Training as a Member of a Professional Running Team

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 1, 2018

The strength-training methods I use today are different from those I practiced before I spent 13 weeks as a guest…

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