Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald is an expert coach, athlete, and author of popular running and triathlon books including Iron War, Racing Weight, 80/20 Running and his latest, How Bad Do You Want It? As well as coaching and writing, Matt is a certified nutritionist and has served as a consultant to numerous sports nutrition companies, including Energy First, Healthy Directions, PacificHealth Labs, and Next Proteins.

To learn more about Matt Fitzgerald, visit his website: http://mattfitzgerald.org/

Matt Fitzgerald is an expert coach, athlete, and author of popular running and triathlon books including Iron War, Racing Weight, 80/20 Running and his latest, How Bad Do You Want It? As well as coaching and writing, Matt is a certified nutritionist and has served as a consultant to numerous sports nutrition companies, including Energy First, Healthy Directions, PacificHealth Labs, and Next Proteins.

To learn more about Matt Fitzgerald, visit his website: http://mattfitzgerald.org/

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Mental Strategies for Race Day

Contributor: Matt Fitzgerald Category: Race Day

When you wake up on race morning, you’re either physically prepared to achieve your goal or you’re not. There is nothing you can do to change your fitness level in the final hours before the gun goes off. Your mind is another matter. Recent science has demonstrated that the thoughts and emotions a runner experiences immediately before and during a race strongly affect performance and outcomes—for better or worse. As a runner, you want to control your race-day thoughts and emotions in ways that produce the best possible results. Here are five specific science-backed mental strategies to use in your next race.

Featured Article by Matt

Mental Strategies for Race Day

Contributor: Matt Fitzgerald  Category: Race Day

When you wake up on race morning, you’re either physically prepared to achieve your goal or you’re not. There is nothing you can do to change your fitness level in the final hours before the gun goes off. Your mind is another matter. Recent science has demonstrated that the thoughts and emotions a runner experiences immediately before and during a race strongly affect performance and outcomes—for better or worse…

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Hydration and Fueling Guidelines for Race Day

Contributor: Matt Fitzgerald  Category: Race Day

The two factors that affect running performance most powerfully are training and diet. The most effective training methods were discovered not by scientists but rather through…

The 80/20 Rule of Training Intensity

Contributor: Matt Fitzgerald  Category: Training

If you ask any running coach to name the most common mistake that runners make in their training, he or she will probably say, “Running too hard on easy days. Science backs up this observation…

3 Visualization Techniques to Fix Your Form

Contributor: Matt Fitzgerald  Category: Training

A few years ago, German researchers conducted an interesting study that looked at the effects of people’s thoughts as they ran. Volunteers were asked to run on a treadmill at a constant speed …

5 Basic Eating Habits Every Runner Should Follow

Contributor: Matt Fitzgerald  Category: Training

The two factors that affect running performance most powerfully are training and diet. The most effective training methods were discovered not by scientists but rather through a generations-long process of trial and error at the elite level…

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