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Matt Fitzgerald

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Episode 92: Matt Fitzgerald

The Running Public

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. 

2hr 2mins

12 Nov 2021

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003: The Debrief - Matt Fitzgerald

Limitless Athlete Podcast

In today's episode, Coaches Tom and Rachel discuss the Limitless Athlete Podcast with Matt Fitzgerald and pull out the ways you can apply this to your own training and life. Topics include: The role of identity in training How to seek out hardship The value of 'Effort Over Outcome' And so much more For more mindset training resources, visit www.mindsetrxd.com or www.instagram.com/mindsetrxd 


5 Oct 2021

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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.

1hr 21mins

5 Oct 2021

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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.


30 Sep 2021

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Ep. 90 - Matt Fitzgerald, How Bad Do You Want It

Bikes or Death

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 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

1hr 22mins

29 Sep 2021

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My First Ultra: 02 Matt Fitzgerald

Becoming Ultra

Matt Fitzgerald is an endurance sports author, coach, and nutritionist. His many books include The Comeback Quotient, 80/20 Running, and The Endurance Diet and How Bad Do You Want It. Matt’s writings have also appeared in numerous magazines, including Outside and Runner’s World, and on popular websites such as podiumrunner.com and nbcnews.com.  He is a cofounder of 80/20 Endurance and the creator of the Diet Quality Score smartphone app. A lifelong endurance athlete, he speaks frequently at events throughout the United States and internationally.  We are excited to have Matt share is first humbling ultra-experience with us.  In this podcast Matt gets real on the challenges of being a lifelong road runner and switching to trails.  Matt also opens up about his struggles since getting COVID-19 and what running is like for him now.  We loved learning more about Matt and left this one more optimistic and inspired.  To learn more about Matt, visit the following: IG: fitzgerald.matt Twitter: @ mattfitwriter Websites: mattfitzgerald.org, 8020endurance.com


6 Jul 2021

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#66 - How to push your percieved limits and achieve more with Matt Fitzgerald

Coaching Mind's Podcast: Helping people perform at their best

This week we chat with Matt Fitzgerald, author of How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle about how to push past the perceived limits of the human body. Science has proven the body's ability to outlast our brain and Matt shares insight about how everyone from long-distance runners to golfers or football players can benefit from some of his skills and tools. If you are looking to learn more about Matt, some if his books and training plans, or some of the services he provides be sure to check out: mattfitzgerald.org and  8020endurance.comWe hope you enjoy the show! Connect with us online at mentaltrainingplan.com or purchase Ben's newest book Focus Cycle on Amazon...dream big, be great!


15 Jun 2021

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#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

1hr 30mins

23 Apr 2021

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#102: Matt Fitzgerald

Conquer Athlete Podcast

Matt Fitzgerald is an award-winning endurance sports journalist and bestselling author of more than 20 books on running, triathlon, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss. MATT'S IG SPONSORED by: Driven Nutrition Use coupon code: "Conquer" for a 10% discount at checkout. Virus Active Wear Use coupon code: "Conquer" for a 10% discount at checkout


7 Apr 2021

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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

1hr 35mins

1 Apr 2021