Matt Fitzgerald

What happens when a recreational runner is given an opportunity to train and live like a pro? We're about to find out! For 12 weeks this summer, I will be an honorary member of the HOKA NAZ Elite Team in Flagstaff, Arizona. Follow my journey as I prepare for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

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Matt's Training Log

Week of 11/20/2017 - 11/26/2017

Monday, November 20, 2017
Run - Lactate Threshold
10 miles with 6 x 1 mile in 5:37-5:47
10.22 mi ~ 1:10:51 View Run

Week of 11/13/2017 - 11/19/2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Run - Easy Run
8 miles easy from home
8 mi ~ 1:00:18 View Run
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Run - Long Run
16 miles easy from home
16 mi ~ 1:55:43 View Run
Friday, November 17, 2017
Run - Easy Run
8 miles easy from home
8 mi ~ 57:41 View Run

Run - Easy Run
4 miles easy from home
4 mi ~ 29:25 View Run
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Run - VO2 Max
8 miles with 5 x 0.5 mile in 2:35-2:40 with 0.25-mile active recoveries
8 mi ~ 58:57 View Run

Strength Training
Band Walk, Single-Leg Reverse Deadlift, Kettlebell Swing, Side Plank, Reverse Lunge, Hanging Leg Raise, Stir the Pot, Supine Row, BOSU Ball Push-Up, Standing Heel Raise, Pull-Up, Isometric Heel Raise, Rotational Cable Row, Toe Walk
50:00
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Run - Easy Run
6 miles easy from home
6.01 mi ~ 45:01 View Run

Run - Easy Run + Drills and Strides
4 miles easy from home plus drills and 6 x 100m strides
4.53 mi ~ 34:42 View Run
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Run - Easy Run
8 miles easy from home
8 mi ~ 1:00:43 View Run

Run - Easy Run
4 miles easy from home
4 mi ~ 30:32 View Run
Monday, November 13, 2017
Run - Hills
10 miles from home with 10 x 1:00 hard uphill
10 mi ~ 1:17:01 View Run

Strength Training
Band Walk, Single-Leg Reverse Deadlift, Kettlebell Swing, Side Plank, Reverse Lunge, Hanging Leg Raise, Stir the Pot, Supine Row, BOSU Ball Push-Up, Standing Heel Raise, Pull-Up, Isometric Heel Raise, Rotational Cable Row, Toe Walk
50:00