Exploring the Limits of Human Performance with Alex Hutchinson


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This week on The MiFit Podcast i’m accompanied by Alex Hutchinson. Alex is a sports science journalist, author of the book Endure- which explores the science of endurance and the real limits of human performance, and former competitive runner for the Canadian national team.

Alex has devoted his professional life to researching and finding out why some athletes quit while others can continue as well as decipher how much of human performance is dictated by the mind vs. the body. Alex’s elite level background as well as his experiences along side some of the best runners in the world have given him tremendous insight and knowledge in this area and I am so excited to share it with you all.


-Falling in love with endurance training

-Stumbling upon a PR that catapulted a new career

-Reflecting upon the Breaking2 marathon record

-Understanding the Central Governor

-Using RPE to overcome mental barriers

-The relationship we have with pain and how it differs from person to person

-The importance of your inner voice

-Seeing that thirst is often times a perceived limit

Show References:

Alex on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sweatscience?lang=en

Alex’s blog: https://alexhutchinson.net

Alex’s best selling book ENDURE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/endure-alex-hutchinson/1126647022

Breaking2 Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Vhcxatsms

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