Training Talk II - Emory Mort To Interview Author/Athlete/Coach Matt Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, author of numerous books for endurance athletes, will talk about nutrition and his latest book "Racing Weight" from VeloPress
December 16, 2009 is excited to announce Training Talk II will take place Thursday, December 17 at 8:30pm Eastern. Emory Mort, affectionately referred to as Employee #1, will interview author Matt Fitzgerald about his new book "Racing Weight - How To Get Lean For Peak Performance".

The format of the interview will be a live audio webcast via If you have a question for Fitzgerald, please email us at or call in during the broadcast.

The reason we decided to do this interview is two-fold:

1. This seems to be the first book written exclusively about an issue that is very important to runners - eating and training properly to get to the start line of the peak race with the right body composition for running fast.

2. Employee #1 thinks Fitzgerald is going to go down as one of the most competent and prolific authors of books for serious runners covering just about every legitimate aspect of the all-important "runner's lifestyle". Fitzgerald understands all aspects of endurance training, is a sensible communicator, and isn't trying to sell you anything. As he told us on the phone today, his "schtick" is that he doesn't have a "schtick".

Fitzgerald, 38, has written and co-written numerous books aimed at helping endurance athletes achieve better performances. He co-wrote a training book with coach Brad Hudson called "Run Faster From 5k to the Marathon", teamed with LetsRun favorite Science of Sport's Dr. Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas on "The Runner's Body", wrote "Performance Nutrition for Runners", as well as books on cross-training for runners, the adventures of Dean Karnazes (always a LetsRun favorite) and a dozen other books on subjects ranging from sports psychology to performance enhancing drugs.

Fitzgerald, a graduate of distance running power Haverford College, has been a coach, athlete and writer for a number of years, training originally as a runner before combining running with triathlon training.

The goal of the interview is to provide solid and practical nutrition and training advice to the LetsRun audience. We hope you enjoy the upcoming Track Talk II.

If you want to look back at reader-acclaimed Track Talk I - Is Your Training Repeatable?, click here. To listen to the audio of co-founder Robert Johnson talking with coaching expert John Kellogg, hit play below....


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