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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…


How Your VO2max Affects Your Intensity Zones

By Matt Fitzgerald | October 19, 2022

The concept of a limiting rate of oxygen consumption during exercise, or VO2max, has existed since 1923. For almost a…

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Book Review: Scientific Training for Endurance Athletes

By Matt Fitzgerald | March 22, 2022

When I was a younger man I used to shake my head in pity when reading the writings of endurance…

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A Fresh Look at Block Periodization

By Matt Fitzgerald | September 13, 2021

Many moons ago, I wrote a post for this blog that bore the title, “The Human Body Is Not a…

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Is Mental Fitness Innate?

By Matt Fitzgerald | January 4, 2021

Callum Hawkins came into the 2018 Commonwealth Games Marathon in Australia with high expectations. Having set a national record of…

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Why Runners Should “Listen to the Scientists”

By Matt Fitzgerald | October 25, 2020

“We can neither deny what science affirms nor affirm what science denies.” I forget who said this, but whoever said…