Imagine spending your adult life training, racing, coaching, and writing about running. In fact, imagine writing more books about running and nutrition than any of your contemporaries only to be stuck in a plateau with your own training and racing, thinking that the time to had improve might have passed you by. And then, imagine a perfect set-up with one of the top training groups in the country for you to live and train with the best in an effort to go all-in and see if you can crack a 13 year old marathon PR.
That’s exactly what runner and prolific author, Matt Fitzgerald, did in the summer of 2016 when he lived and trained as a masters athlete with the athletes at NAZ Elite under Coach Ben Rosario.
In this episode, we speak with Matt Fitzgerald about his experience training with this group of elite athletes half his age, what he learned, and what he feels other runners can glean from what he learned while living and training amongst some of the best aspiring runners in the Unites States.
Matt chronicled all of this in his soon-to-be released book, Running the Dream: One Summer Living, Training, and Racing with a Team of World-Class Runners Half My Age.
Recommended Reads by Matt Fitzgerald
In addition to what Matt learned as a master’s athlete with athletes training to compete on the world’s largest marathon stages, we discuss and suggest some of Matt’s other work, notably:
* 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower* RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel* Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach* Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance* Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us* Life Is a Marathon: A Memoir of Love and Endurance
Peak Run Performance Rocky Mountain Running Retreat
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