“Any athlete who experienced race-level effort completely out of context would instantly regain full respect for its awfulness. If a runner were to suddenly experience the same level of effort she felt during the last mile of her hardest marathon while climbing a flight of steps at home, for example, she would probably fall to the floor and call for help, believing she was dying.”


Matt Fitzgerald, How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle
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How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle by Matt Fitzgerald
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