BOOKS WRITTEN BY MATT FITZGERALD

How Bad Do You Want It?

Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle

The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades and now science is learning why it’s true. In his fascinating new book. How Bad Do You Want It?, Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness.

80/20 Running

Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower

2014 New research proves that runners of all experience and ability levels improve most when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity. Yet the typical recreational runner does less than half of his or her training in this intensity zone. In 80/20 Running, Matt Fitzgerald makes the case for slowing down to get faster and shows runners how to break out of the moderate-intensity rut.

Diet Cults

The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us

2014 In his provocative book, bestselling author Matt Fitzgerald exposes the fallacy upon which nearly every popular diet is based–the mythical notion that there is only one right way to eat–and reveals how to develop rational, healthy eating habits for a lifetime.

Racing Weight Cookbook

Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes

2014 Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance. Whatever your training demands, Racing Weight meals make it simple to dial in the right mix of carbs, fat, and protein and satisfy your appetite. Put high-quality, well-balanced meals on your table in as little as 15 minutes with time-saving tips for food preparation and grocery shopping.

The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition

A Cutting-Edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond “The Wall”

2013 It takes more than proper training and smart pacing to avoid the dreaded “wall” in a marathon or half marathon. You also need a cutting-edge nutrition plan to guide you from the first day of training through the last mile of the race. Who better to create such a plan than Matt Fitzgerald? This book is indispensable for all runners who participate in longer events.

Racing Weight, 2nd Ed.

How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

2013 This best-selling guide to performance weight management for cyclists, runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes has been fully revised and update to provide more powerful results than ever. Achieve your optimal racing weight with Matt Fitzgerald’s exclusive six-point system.

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Iron War
Dave Scott, Mark Allen, & the Greatest Race Ever Run

2011 The gripping, untold story of the incredible 1989 showdown between legendary rivals Dave Scott and Mark Allen at the Ironman World Championship. Iron War is not only a page-turning sports thriller but also a fascinating portrait of two unique and polar-opposite champions.

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Racing Weight Quick Start Guide
A 4-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Endurance Athletes

2011 You can’t maximize fat loss and fitness gains at the same time. As an endurance athlete, the best time to maximize fat loss is before the start of serious training for a big race. This book will guide you step by step through this critical “quick start” phase of the overall training process.

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RUN
The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel

2010 Each runner is unique. You can only get so far as a runner by following cookie-cutting training plans. To become the best runner you can be you must master the mind-body connection and learn what works best for you. RUN shows you how to do that through the examples of mind-body running masters such as Joan Benoit and Haile Gebrselassie, as well as fascinating new research on the role of the brain in exercise.

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Racing Weight
How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

2009 The first and only comprehensive guide to weight management for endurance athletes. Based on solid science and the real-world practices of the greatest endurance athletes, the Racing Weight plan will make you leaner and faster.

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50/50
Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days—and How You Too Can Achieve Super EnduranceBy Dean Karnazes with Matt Fitzgerald

2009 The compelling story of “Ultramarathon Man” Dean Karnazes’ greatest feat. Not just an exciting narrative, 50/50 is full of practical wisdom for runners of all levels.

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The Runner’s Edge
High-Tech Training for Peak Performance With Stephen McGregor, PhD

2009 Learn how to get the most out of your speed and distance device or heart-rate monitor. If you’re a runner who likes gadgets, you will love this one-of-a-kind book.

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The Runner’s Body
How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster With Ross Tucker, PhD and Jonathan Dugas, PhD

2009 The more you know about how your body works, the better you will run. The Runner’s Body provides an engaging education on how the body functions during running and adapts to running, from head to toe.

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The Lean Look
Burn Fat, Tone Muscles and Transform Your Body in Twelve Weeks Using the Secrets of Professional Athletes With Paul Goldberg

2009 Stop trying to lose weight. Start trying to lower your body fat percentage. The Lean Look presents the first diet and exercise program designed specifically to reduce body fat percentage.

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The Runner’s Diary
A Daily Running Log

2008 Every runner needs a training log. Featured in The New York Times, The Runner’s Diary is the best training log you can find.

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Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon
How to Be Your Own Best Coach With Brad Hudson

2008 Successful training is one part planning and one part improvisation—because nothing ever goes as planned. In this book, elite running coach Brad Hudson, with help from Matt Fitzgerald, shows you how to master both sides of the equation.

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Maximum Strength
Get Your Strongest Body in 16 Weeks with the Ultimate Weight-Training Program
With Eric Cressey

2008 Stop wasting your time trying to get big. Start trying to get strong! Maximum Strength presents the first weightlifting program designed specifically to maximize muscle strength. (It will make you bigger too!)

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Brain Training for Runners
A Revolutionary New Training System to Improve Endurance, Speed, Health, and Results

2007 New research in exercise science has proven that the limits of running performance lie in the brain. Featured in The New York Times, Brain Training for Runners explains this amazing science in easy-to-understand terms and shows runners of all levels how to take advantage of the new brain-centered model of running performance to become better runners.

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Triathlete Magazine’s Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide
Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels

2006 Thousands of triathletes of all levels call this book their Bible. It contains 42 complete training plans for triathlons of all distances and even the off season. Pick one that’s right for you and race better than you ever thought you could.

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Performance Nutrition for Runners
How to Fuel Your Body for Stronger Workouts, Faster Recovery, and Your Best Race Times Ever

2005 Diet is the weak link for many runners. Is it your weak link? It won’t be after you read the first and most popular nutrition guide written specifically for runners.

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The Cutting-Edge Runner
How to Use the Latest Science and Technology to Run Longer, Stronger, and Faster

2005 Running is a simple sport, and runners like it that way. But as coaches like Alberto Salazar have shown, smart use of science and technology enables runners to perform better than they ever could if they ignored it. The Cutting-Edge Runner will show you how to get the most out of running-related science and technology without spoiling the simplicity of running.

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Runner’s World Guide to Cross-Training
2004 Cross-training has become an integral component of the training of elite runners. Are you cross-training? If you are, are you cross-training with the methods that have been proven most effective by elite runners? If your answer to either of these questions is “no,” read this book!

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Triathlete Magazine’s Complete Triathlon Book
The Training, Diet, Health, Equipment, and Safety Tips You Need to Do Your Best

2003 This is the ultimate introduction to the sport of triathlon. The first book to bear the imprint of the world’s largest and most trusted triathlon magazine leaves no question unanswered for the beginner.

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