Matt Fitzgerald: How bad do you want it?

Matt Fitzgerald: How bad do you want it?

In his fascinating new book How Bad Do You Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness. Each chapter of How Bad Do You Want It? explores the how and why of an elite athlete’s transformative moment, revealing powerful new psychobiological principles you can practice to flex your own mental fitness.

Matt and his publisher Velopress, have kindly given us permission to republish a section of the book focused on mental preparation for races.

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Run stronger and race faster by training slower

Run stronger and race faster by training slower

Guest post: Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald has agreed to share with Rundamentalists readers a revolutionary training method used by the ‘elites’ to achieve extraordinary results.  Matt is proposing that we will run stronger and race faster by training slower!

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How to bring your 'A game' - every time?

How to bring your 'A game' - every time?

Bruce Conner is an inspirational athlete, who has now qualified for four US Olympic trials at the age 19, 49, 53 and 57. He is breaking down the age barrier in the competitive sport of speed skating and he is faster now than when he was a teenager…whilst also excelling in his career as a 747 pilot!

I had the pleasure to meet Bruce recently and he has kindly agreed to share an excerpt from his excellent book ‘Faster as a Master’ with Rundamentalists followers…

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Interview: Legs are ready, is your mind?

Interview: Legs are ready, is your mind?

This is the final chapter of the three part interview with sports psychology expert and author of Amazon best seller, The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive (Rodale, 2014); Jim Afremow, Ph.D. Today, Jim shares more mental toughness secrets used by elite athletes and talks about coping with injury to bounce back stronger.

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Interview: How to optimize your performance on race day

Interview: How to optimize your performance on race day

This is the second of a three part series presenting the insights of sports psychology expert and author of Amazon best seller, ‘ The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive (Rodale, 2014)’; Jim Afremow, Ph.D. Today Jim talks about how to set smart goals and optimize your performance on race day.

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