Matt Fitzgerald Quotes.

1. "According to the brain-centered model of exercise performance, a runner achieves his race goal when his brain calculates that achieving the race goal is possible without catastrophic self-harm."
- Quote by Matt Fitzgerald

2. "If I was ever going to win Ironman, I was going to have to beat the man who rinsed his cottage cheese"
- Quote by Matt Fitzgerald

3. "Confidence is not some nonphysical quality snatched from the spiritual dimension and installed in the mind. It is the feeling that arises when the body's knowledge of itself is in harmony with a person's dreams."
- Matt Fitzgerald, RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel

4. "You don't become a runner by winning a morning workout. The only true way is to marshal the ferocity of your ambition over the course of many day, weeks, months, and (if you could finally come to accept it) years. The Trial of Miles; Miles of Trials."
- Matt Fitzgerald, RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel

5. "It appears, then, that the approach to training"
- Matt Fitzgerald, 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower

6. "Low-intensity, high-volume training develops the sort of suffering tolerance that enhances fatigue resistance more effectively than does speed-based training. Fast runs may hurt more, but long runs hurt longer. The slow-burn type of suffering that runners experience in longer, less intense workouts is more specific to racing."
- Matt Fitzgerald, 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower

7. "The vast majority of runners, however, seldom train at a truly comfortable intensity. Instead, they push themselves a little day after day, often without realizing it. If the typical elite runner does four easy runs for every hard run, the average recreationally competitive runner—and odds are, you’re one of them—does just one easy run for every hard run. Simply put: Running too hard too often is the single most common and detrimental mistake in the sport."
- Matt Fitzgerald, 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower

8. "The ultimate compliment for me in my peak training years was being passed on my easy runs by a runner who had a marathon time more than an hour slower than mine. I’d say to myself, He’s wearing himself out today. I’m building myself up."
- Matt Fitzgerald, 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower

9. "For the only time homeostasis fails is when we are no longer alive."
- Matt Fitzgerald, Brain Training For Runners: A Revolutionary New Training System to Improve Endurance

10. "A SUMMARY OF BRAIN TRAINING FUELING GUIDELINES • Drink only when you’re thirsty during running. But don’t allow your thirst to build—that is, drink as soon as you feel the urge and as often as you feel the urge. Never force yourself to drink more than is comfortable. • Drink during runs lasting longer than one hour and during the recovery periods in shorter, high-intensity interval workouts. • When performance counts, use a sports drink instead of water. Its electrolyte content enhances hydration and its carbohydrate content provides an extra source of energy and stimulates a brain signal that boosts performance. • Consider using a carbohydrate-protein sports drink (Accelerade) instead of a conventional sports drink to promote faster recovery from workouts and perhaps greater long-term fitness gains. • Consider using water or an electrolyte-fortified water instead of a sports drink during some of your long runs to increase the physiological stress of these runs in ways that will enhance your body’s adaptations to them."
- Matt Fitzgerald, Brain Training For Runners: A Revolutionary New Training System to Improve Endurance

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