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Peak Endurance

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Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast, where we talk all things endurance, mainly running! You will hear from athletes, experts in the field and also myself on all topics designed to help you reach your endurance goals!


Matt Fitzgerald: The Comeback Quotient

Episode 88 is a third interview with the brilliant and prolific author Matt Fitzgerald. Last time I interviewed him about his book How Bad Do You Want It? which discusses the mindsets required for running well. This interview focuses on his latest book The Comeback Quotient, A get Real Guide to Building Mental Fitness in Sport and Life.
I will read you the online description of his book:
A good comeback makes a great story. In The Comeback Quotient, sports journalist Matt shares the stories of top athletic comebacks, to give you inspiration and tools for your own comeback in sport or life.
Every sports fan loves a great comeback. Is there a special quality shared by top athletes who triumph over great challenges? And can anyone acquire it? In The Comeback Quotient, Matt supplies the answer to both questions. He identifies these mega-achievers of astounding athletic comebacks as 'ultrarealists,' men and women who succeed where others fail by fully accepting, embracing, and addressing the reality of their situations. From ultrarunners like Rob Krar to triathletes like Mirinda Carfrae to rowers, skiers, cyclists, and runners all over the world, Fitzgerald highlights and speculates on just what makes these comebacks so compelling. As for whether anyone can stage his or her own great comeback, the answer is a resounding yes: Anyone can become an ultrarealist to some degree.
In the tradition of How Bad Do You Want It?, The Comeback Quotient combines gripping sports stories with mind-blowing science to deliver a book that will forever change how you perceive the challenges you face, giving you the inspiration and the tools to make the next great comeback you witness your own.
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Enjoy the interview with Matt!
Link ot his book on Amazon is here
You can find Matt here

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