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Endure, by Alex Hutchinson

Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz

Endure; Mind, body, and the curiously elastic limits of Human Performance explores all the science that has been done to find out what limits or endurance performance. The book has a total of 13 chapters divided into 3 parts:Part I: Mind and musclePart II: LimitsPart III: Limit breaker Alex Hutchinson holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge and has worked as a researcher for the U.S. National Security Agency. He is a columnist for Outside magazine and was a long-time columnist for Runner's World. A National Magazine Award winner, Alex is a regular contributor to The New Yorker online, pens the weekly "Jockology" column in the Toronto Globe and Mail, and writes for the New York Times. FiveThirtyEight recently named him one of their "favorite running science geeks". Alex is a great runner too!! He was a two-time finalist in the 1,500 meters at the Canadian Olympic Trials, and represented Canada internationally in track, cross-country, road racing, and mountain running competitions.If you are interested in getting a copy of the book for yourself, you can find several options for purchase on Harper Collins Canada website: https://www.harpercollins.ca/9780062499981/endure/If you are in the USA, then you can visit Harper Collins Publishers to find even more options: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/endure-alex-hutchinson?variant=32127167561762Any feedback or suggestions on this review or any of our other podcast episodes would be greatly welcomed. Leave us a review using your favorite podcast player or contact us on social media.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/runningbookreviews/Twitter: https://twitter.com/reviews_runningInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/runningbookreviews/Podcast webpage: https://runningbookreviews.buzzsprout.com If you have been enjoying the podcast and are wondering how you can help us out, you can now buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AlanSupport the show

1hr 25mins

15 Oct 2022

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Ep 89: Alex Hutchinson Discusses the Growth of Running, Development of Running Technologies and Evolution of Running Shoes

Run with Fitpage

In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have none other than one of the top journalists in the endurance space - Alex Hutchinson. Vikas and Alex discuss various things about the running space, some myths, gadgets, and the overall evolution of running as a sport.Alex is an author and journalist in Toronto. His primary focus these days is the science of endurance and fitness, which he covers for Outside, The Globe and Mail, and Canadian Running magazine. He's also covered technology for Popular Mechanics, where he earned a National Magazine Award for my energy reporting, and adventure travel for the New York Times, and was a Runner’s World columnist from 2012 to 2017.Hutchinson's latest book, published in February 2018, is an exploration of the science (and mysteries) of endurance. It’s called ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. Before that, he wrote a practical guide to the science of fitness, called Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise, which was published in 2011.Alex actually started out as a physicist, with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge then a few years as a postdoctoral researcher with the U.S. National Security Agency, working on quantum computing and nanomechanics. During that time, he also competed as a middle and long-distance runner for the Canadian national team, mostly as a miler but also dabbling in cross-country and even a bit of mountain running. Alex still runs on most days, to enjoy the rigors of hard training, and occasionally races.Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)Reach out to Vikas:Instagram: @vikas_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghTwitter: @vikashsingh1010


6 Oct 2022

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Alex Hutchinson: ...that by being too cautious I was holding myself back

Nobody Told Me!

Join us as we learn all about the limits of the human body and the human mind with our guest, fitness journalist and best-selling author Alex Hutchinson, whose latest book is called "Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance".  His website is https://alexhutchinson.net Note: This episode was previously aired. Thanks to our sponsors of this episode! CASTUS is a team of business development experts that enables B2B e-commerce to streamline the relationship between wholesalers and resellers. They create custom digital storefronts that cater to both your products and buyers to drive online orders and strengthen brand loyalty. Their in-depth expertise working in back-end logistics to front-end consumer experiences, and everything in between makes them the perfect full-cycle partner for your business growth. Visit their website, castusglobal.com/nobodytoldme to set up a no-obligation, one-on-one consultation with one of their experts and learn more.  FEALS is a premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. CBD is one of the active compounds found in the hemp plant. CBD naturally helps reduce stress, anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. Finding your right dose of CBD is important and Feals offers a free CBD hotline to help guide your personal experience so that you find your perfect dose. Joining the FEALS monthly membership makes your self-care easy. You’ll save money on every order and you can pause or cancel any time. Become a member today by going to Feals.com/NOBODYTOLDME and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.  Ora Organic’s Trust Your Gut probiotic and prebiotic supplement contains some of the world’s most powerful probiotic strains, along with prebiotics to help the good bacteria thrive in your gut so your probiotics work smarter, not harder. Trust Your Gut helps optimize your digestion and support common gut health issues like constipation and bloating. A healthy mix of probiotics in your gut has also been linked to having a strong immune system and can even impact your mood! Trust Your Gut is available in a capsule or powder format. With its variety of products, Ora is your one stop shop for clean, quality, plant-based nutrition that works! You have nothing to lose. Try Ora’s products and if you’re not happy for any reason within 60 days, get a full refund. No questions asked. Get 30% off your first subscription when you text TOLD to 64000. (sixty-four thousand) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


27 Jul 2022

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EP 23 - What its like to run around a track for 6 hours + Reviewing Alex Hutchinson’s book, Endure

With the Chiefs

In this episode we review our recent race performances and experiences on the weekend of 04/06/2022. Dom recently ran a 6 hour ultra marathon on the track which added to his impressive resume. The performance marks Dom as the Australian under 30 record holder in the 6 hour event clocking a total of 85.6km. We also reviewed the Wollongong running festival 10km event with Smitty who ran 33:23. In the second part of the episode, we reviewed a few chapters in Alex Hutchinson’s book Endure. The book looks at the role of the mind and body when it comes to running and endurance events. We looked at themes in part 1 of the book which covered: The human machine (Vo2max as a singular view of performance) The central governor (How much does the mind regulate endurance?) The conscious quitter (How much does mental fatigue affect physical performance?)

1hr 21mins

8 Jun 2022

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Effort is the Master Switch - Alex Hutchinson, author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance [Running Experience]

Press 1 For Nick

Why Should you Create a Culture of Innovation - Brandon RhotenAlex Hutchinson is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist, contributing editor at Outside, a columnist at the Globe and Mail, and a senior editor at Canadian Running. This episode will be talking about his latest book ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance.In what role does the brain play in a race?Does your cognitive development correlate to your physical development?Fatigue: Inability to continue vs sense of effortWhat about refocus or concentration? Explain the last lap kick? What is brain endurance training and how does it work?What role does Oxygen plan in endurance?How do you apply endurance in the workplace ABOUT NICK GLIMSDAHLSubscribe to my weekly newsletterFind me on TwitterFind me on LinkedInLISTENER SUPPORTPurchase Nick’s books: Reasons NOT to Focus on Employee Experience: A Comprehensive GuideApparel: https://www.teepublic.com/user/press-1-for-nick Support this show through Buy Me A CoffeeBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:Learn about all the guests book recommendations here: https://press1fornick.com/books/ BROUGHT TO YOU BY:VDS: They are a client-first consulting firm focused on strategy, business outcomes, and technology. They provide holistic consulting services to optimize your customer contact center, inspiring and designing transformational change to modernize and prepare your business for the future. Learn more: https://www.govds.com/ This podcast is under the umbrella of CX of M Radio: https://cxofm.org/Podcast-Shows/ SPONSORING OPPORTUNITIES:Interested in partnering with the Press 1 For Nick podcast? Click here: https://press1fornick.com/lets-talk/ 


18 May 2022

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What Role Does Talent Play in Running? Experts Alex Hutchinson and Steve Magness Weigh In

The Shakeout Podcast

High achievers like Olympians, record setters, and qualifiers of the Boston Marathon are considered to be "talented". But what does talent actually mean? Is it just innate ability? Is it influenced by external factors? And how can we unlock talent, to maximize our potential? In this episode we speak with two of the top experts in our sport, Alex Hutchinson and Steve Magness, in an attempt to answer these very big questions.Learn more about Steve Magness at his website http://www.stevemagness.com/Learn more about Alex Hutchinson at his website https://alexhutchinson.net/Learn more about The Shakeout Podcast and Canadian Running Magazine on our website https://runningmagazine.ca/category/shakeout-podcast/Follow The Shakeout Podcast on Twitter https://twitter.com/ShakeoutPodcastInstagram https://www.instagram.com/shakeoutpodcast/ andFacebook https://www.facebook.com/theshakeoutpodcast/Subscribe to our weekly show on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-shakeout-podcast/id1224828899243


29 Apr 2022

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Exercise Performance - Alex Hutchinson

Marathon Medic

On this podcast episode I’m joined by Alex Hutchinson, an author and journalist based in Toronto. Alex writes regularly for the Sweat Science column in Outside Magazine where he focuses on the science behind endurance exercise. He’s also the author of the book 'Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance'. We’re discussing Kipchoge’s sub-2 hour marathon, the role of mindset in performance sports, how we should interpret all the training metrics available to us, and different training methods including heart rate training and polarised training. 


28 Apr 2022

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Episode 33B - Can a continuous glucose monitor improve my performance nutrition? | Alex Hutchinson

The Long Munch - Nutrition for Runners, Cyclists & Triathletes

Runner and sports science journalist Alex Hutchinson joins us to provide his experience of using a continuous glucose monitor, and his research and conversations with elite and professional athletes who have been using them. We discuss what it's like to wear the monitor, what data you get back, and what to do with it. A columnist for Outside and formerly Runner's World, Alex is also the author of the New York Times best-seller Endure, where he examined the science of fatigue and the limits of human performance.

1hr 30mins

25 Mar 2022

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41. Dr. Z and Alex Hutchinson


How do top athletes think about their physical struggles - pain, exhaustion, thirst  - when competing?How do the top athletes push their bodies to the absolute limit over hours or days of competition? When feeling under significant pressure or in high stake situations, It’s natural that our mind may jump to conclusions about what’s going on or what’s going to happen; it's natural that our mind may jump into thinking traps. It’s natural that our mind may compare our performance with others’ performance. . . It’s natural that our minds may convince us to stop trying, to give up, to stop competing . . . I had the honor of interviewing Alex Hutchinson, a journalist, former Canadian national team distance runner, current award-winning science journalist, and author of the book Endure.In this conversation Alex, kindly sharesHis writing processHow he decided to write EndureHow he maintains a scientific approach to his writingHow he handles the uncertainty of not knowingHow to think about physical sensations during a high athletic performanceHow to relate to physical discomfort when competing at a professional levelThis conversation has reminded me, once again, about the importance of scientific humbleness; and how, when doing what we care about, keeping ourselves in check, is crucial to keep science going. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 14mins

16 Mar 2022

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Alex Hutchinson

The Triathlon Brick Session

Alex Hutchinson is well known science journalist, but he can also run a bit! Mark chats with Alex about periodisation training and wether or not this is the gold standard for endurance athletes to use. Alex discusses the pro and cons to this specific training model and the other models we could use. Link to Outsider article here - https://www.outsideonline.com/health/training-performance/polarized-training-debate/Alex is also the author of the book Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance - link here https://www.amazon.com/Endure-Curiously-Elastic-Limits-Performance/dp/006249998X/Mumbles Centurion link here https://www.mumblescenturion.comXtri Experience link here https://www.xtri-xperience.com/Become a patron of the show here https://www.patreon.com/join/1401747/signup?ru=undefined

1hr 19mins

2 Mar 2022