Alex Hutchinson on the Art and Science of Elevating Your Endurance
Alex Hutchinson is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist. He writes mostly about science and endurance sports and is also currently a contributing editor at Outside, a columnist at the Globe and Mail, and a senior editor at Canadian Running. He was previously a Runner’s World columnist and contributing editor at Popular Mechanics.
His latest book, ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance is an exploration of the science (and mysteries) of endurance.
Alex is also an avid runner.
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- Alex’s start to running and favorite place to run.
- Increasing endurance and what research shows is the way to do that.
- The mental and physical components of resiliency.
- Why challenging yourself mentally and emotionally is difficult for most people.
- The role the brain plays in physically limiting the body as well as helping it push limits.
- How the 4-minute mile barrier is a great example of the mind-body paradigm.
- How you can help your brain help your body push physical limits.
- Alex’s endure moment.
- Emotional endurance and how it transfers to physical endurance.
- Why it’s so important to push yourself out of your comfort zone on a regular basis.
- How Alex came to know and become friends with Malcolm Gladwell.
- Realization Alex had that put him on a path to journalism and writing.
- Hardest aspect of writing
- Mistake or failure Alex has learned the most from.
Links from the Episode
Endure by Alex Hutchinson
Guest: Alex Hutchinson
Host: Robert Glazer
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