Acclaimed author and coach Matt Fitzgerald joins us to chat through his philosophy of training. Along the way we delve into his evolution as a writer, his experiences living and training with a pro running group, and his current health battle.
003: Matt Fitzgerald On Mental Toughness, Comebacks & Hardship
Limitless Athlete Podcast
Today on the Limitless Athlete Podcast, Coach Tom is joined by author and celebrated coach, Matt Fitzgerald. The main lesson today is that a huge part of having a great mindset lies in being able to see the world clearly... all will be explained in today's episode. Topics also covered include: What is perceived effort and why does it play such a major role in training and competition? The techniques behind dealing with discomfort The value of 'Benign Shaming' How things will also go wrong, but what to do when they do to turn it into an advantage.
215. How to Engineer a Comeback: Author Matt Fitzgerald on Overcoming the Odds
The Strength Running Podcast
Matt Fitzgerald is a 2:39 marathoner, acclaimed author, triathlete, nutritionist, and running coach. His most recent book is The Comeback Quotient, available now. The subject of his book is both timely and personal, as Matt is currently working through being a COVID long hauler. He first got coronavirus in March of 2020, got healthy, but then 6 months later started getting long haul symptoms. He’s still mostly unable to run, which makes this conversation so pertinent to him. In this conversation we’ll be talking about the 3-step process for recognizing reality, digging yourself out of any hole that you might find yourself in, and getting back on track. You can immerse yourself in other content focused on mental strength, too: Mental skills in action Making a comeback Adjusting to circumstances SR's mental skills email series For more resources, check out the free guide to mental toughness for runners. We discuss some of my favorite and recurring topics: Mental strength and how the pros approach challenges Value of journaling and training logs Dealing with training setbacks How to self-coach Links & Resources from the Show: Follow Matt on Twitter Find more info on his website See other books by Matt Fill out the survey for SR's future retreat Increase your mental fitness Thank you Elemental Labs! A big thanks to Elemental Labs for their support of this episode! They make electrolyte drinks for athletes and low-carb folks with no sugar, artificial ingredients, or colors. And you can get a free sampler pack of 4 flavors and 8 individual packets when you pay $5 in shipping. Elemental Labs' products have some of the highest sodium concentrations that you can find. Anybody who runs a lot knows that sodium, as well as other electrolytes like magnesium and potassium, are essential to our performance and how we feel throughout the day. The citrus flavor has quickly become my favorite. I’m drinking one a day now to help me get enough fluids in our dry Colorado air. It’s tasty and delicious and I find that I’m not peeing every 45 minutes throughout the day, which might be an indication I wasn’t eating enough sodium. There’s now mounting evidence that higher sodium intake levels are not unhealthy – and athletes need substantially more than your typical sedentary person. Of course, ask your doctor if you’re worried. But for those athletes running outside in the heat, an electrolyte replacement makes a lot of sense. They just released their first new flavor of 2021, their most requested flavor, watermelon salt. So check out Elemental Labs to try their new flavor or get a free sampler pack. Thank You InsideTracker! Our show is supported by our longtime sponsor InsideTracker. Today, more than ever, it's essential that we’re making the right decisions to keep our bodies healthy. To help us be resilient, prevent over-training, and optimize our running to get the most from it. InsideTracker is the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle habits to help you optimize your body and reach your goals. InsideTracker’s patented system will transform your body's data into knowledge, insights, and a customized action plan of science-backed recommendations. The data can help you determine whether you’re running too much, not enough, or have some other issues that could be affecting your recovery or performance. I've had my own blood drawn with InsideTracker several times and have been amazed at the valuable information that they provide. Not only are the results very detailed, but they also share guidance for how to improve any markers that are out of range. If you’re ready to take control of your health and optimize your training, InsideTracker offers a selection of plans that best suit your needs with a limited time 25% discount.
In 2018 I took on the biggest challenge in my life, a 500 miles bikepacking race. To prepare mentally I relied heavily on the book "How Bad do You Want it" by Matt Fitzgerald. Matt is an endurance athlete himself and has made a career out of the study of endurance. He's written over 20 books on the subject, coaches endurance athletes, host his own podcast, and is a wealth of knowledge on the topic of endurance sports and athletes. In this episode we focus on his book "How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle" which as you can infer by the title is all about how our mind is the thing that limits us, not our physical ability. Matt uses real examples of athletes overcoming obstacles to showcase the scientific principles outlined in his book. I found this format to way more digestible and relatable than a scholarly paper. Thankfully, Matt has done the hard work of reviewing and collecting the science and stories of athletes to add context to the science while making more relatable.Visit www.BikesorDeath.com for a full write up and pictures of Matt._____This weeks episode is brought to us by the Sponsors of The East Texas Showdown Rockgeist Wren Sports Kuat Ruby Coffee Quad Lock Avani Salon Big thanks also to our newest Patrons! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 Thomas Buttery Shane Hitz 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
#327 - Cheryl Miller and "Running Between the Lines" with Matt Fitzgerald
The Rambling Runner Podcast
Cheryl Miller is one the most interesting people we've had on the show with an absolutely fascinating story. Cheryl grew up in a challenging situation with almost all of her family members dying when she was young for a variety of reasons. After relocating to Long Island to live with her grandparents she started to excel at running just when her life needed to be put on the right track. After several New York state titles she decided to run at Georgetown. She quickly moved on from running while there and decided to focus elsewhere. She graduated, entered law school, and has had a remarkably successful professional career. She is now back to running and doing so with abandon and with unique goals and challenges in mind. In our regular Friday "Running Between the Lines" segment we are joined by Matt Fitzgerald. Last week he wrote a piece entitled, "Ethiopian Runners Train Differently. Or Do They?" for Podium Runner. It is a synthesis and brief analysis of Michael Crawley's book "Out of Thin Air" in which Crawley details the training of some of Ethiopia's finest runners while he was imbedded with one of their elite teams www.podiumrunner.com/training/ethiopian-runners-train-differently-or-do-theySponsors:Do you want to run further and faster -- and recover quicker and easier? Do you want to feel healthier than you’ve ever felt before? Then give InsideTracker a try. First, InsideTracker uses its patented algorithm to analyze your body’s data and offer you a clearer picture than you’ve ever had before of what’s going on inside you. Then, they provide a concrete, science-backed, trackable action plan for reaching your performance goals and being your healthy best. InsideTracker is offering my listeners 25% off at www.insidetracker.com/ramblingrunner with code RAMBLINGRUNNER.Follow Matt:Instagram - @rambling_runnerTwitter - @rambling_runner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Matt Fitzgerald: Trusting Ourselves, 80/20 and The Endurance Diet
Into the Well Podcast
On the latest episode in my triathlon focused series, Road to 70.3, I speak with author, nutritionist, coach and runner Matt Fitzgerald. He's been in the endurance world for decades as runner and triathlete, but more so known for his books 80/20 Triathlon, The Endurance Diet, Iron Wars, Running the Dream and his latest, The Comeback Quotient. In our discussion we dive into some of my personal questions about building an aerobic base, what he's learned and seen through research, the creative process of narrative writing, following his fathers footsteps in both running and writing and learning to ultimately trust yourself. His latest book is about mental resilience and we speak about how this is incorporated into each day, each training session and how it is going to be the key to unlocking peace, presence and performance, surprisingly the simple act of accepting the truth is at the center of this, unsurprisingly it's a lot harder for us than we think.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/into-the-well/support
Matt Fitzgerald is a coach and author of more than twenty books, including "How Bad Do You Want It?" In this conversation, we talk about pacing by feel, mental toughness vs mental fitness, competing for our identity, and lots more.More about Matt hereFind us on Social: Ben | PatrickAbout the ShowChasing Excellence is dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, inside the gym and out. New episodes every Tuesday.About BenBen Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CFNE and CompTrain.About PatrickPatrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs.
The Science of the Sporting Comeback (with Matt Fitzgerald)
Healthy For Men
In this episode, we speak to Matt Fitzgerald, author of the new book The Comeback Quotient, which looks at the science and the stories behind some of sport’s greatest comebacks. Everyone loves an inspirational sporting fairytale story, and Matt’s fascinating book uncovers how some athletes are able to put some serious adversity behind them to overcome obstacles and hit their goals. In the book, Matt identifies these mega-achievers of astounding comebacks as ‘ultrarealists’. These men and women succeed where others fail by fully accepting, embracing, and addressing the reality of their situations. We chat to Matt about the unique mental qualities of these athletes, and how there’s so much we can all learn from the way they deal with setbacks to help us cope with our everyday life issues. Host by Gershon PortnoiRecorded by Gershon PortnoiEdited by Andy GreeningDirected by Andy Greening and Gershon Portnoi Special thanks to Matt FitzgeraldPodcast artwork by Andy Greening MusicHealthy For Men theme song by Premium BeatsIntro music – 'Currents' by 'Mhern' via Epidemic Sound Remember you can pick up the latest edition of Healthy For Men Magazine in your local Holland & Barrett, online at hollandandbarrett.com, and via the Holland & Barrett app. Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Sounds which is part of River Group Content Limited 2021 Please note: All views are those of our guests and not of Healthy For Men or Holland & Barrett, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Any reference to brands and/ or products should not be considered as an endorsement.
Episode 238: Matt Fitzgerald - Short Intervals and Endurance Training
Human Performance Outliers Podcast
Matt Fitzgerald is well known within the endurance community for his many written contributions and coaching technique, 80/20 Endurance. Check out his new book, "The Comeback Quotient." Support the show: patreon.com/HPOpodcast or www.paypal.me/hpopod Episode Sponsor: LMNT - drinkLMNT.com/HPO Discounts on Zach's "gear of choice" here: zachbitter.com/mygear and/or linktr.ee/zachbitter Show updates & links - IG: @zachbitter Tw: @zbitter FB: @zach.bitter Web: zachbitter.com Find Matt - IG: @fitzgerald.matt Tw: @mattfitwriter Web: mattfitzgerald.org Consultation with Zach: calendly.com/zbittercoaching If you would like to contact the show, please send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org