One Step Beyond
S2E1 - The Joy of Exercise with Matt Fitzgerald
To get us warmed up on this first episode of our long overdue new series/season, Tony talks to Matt Fitzgerald, an endurance coach, nutritionist and prolific author about physiology and running, the joys of exercise, the ABCs of fitness, and the 80/20 philosophy of training that puts the emphasis on keeping most workouts easy. Matt also explains the pitfall of Superhumanization in regard to East African running dominance, the reality of the Group Effect within sports, how what biologists call Convergent Evolution resulted in the proven 80/20 method, discusses his Coaches of Color program, and talks about his long battle with Long Covid.
In part 2, around the 1-hour mark, Tony describes how an overdue new challenge was inspired in part by conversation with Matt about his book How Bad Do You Want It?. On October 1, Tony will be hiking rather than running, and hopefully within the 10-hour cut-off, the Cat’s Tail Trail Marathon in support of the Palace for Life foundation’s annual south London Marathon March. In the final section,Tony checks in with Jim Daly of the FYP Podcast in the midst of the main march on Sep 24, and plays an excerpt from his own appearance on the FYP Podcast discussing his personal challenge in detail. Please support Tony's efforts, if only to offer encouragement, at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tonyfletcher64
The Palace for Life foundation is at https://www.palaceforlife.org/
The FYP Podcast is at https://fypfanzine.uk/podcast.html
Matt's podcast can be found at https://www.8020endurance.com/80-20-podcast/
The Coaches of Color Initiative is at https://8020foundation.org/initiatives/
The Running Public interviews with Matt Fitzgerald can be found here; on the most recent one he talks in greater depth about Long Covid and also about his new book, Race Pace.
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Theme song is 'Yes Men' by The Dear Boys. Listen in full here.