Episode 025 Endure with Alex Hutchinson

Alex Hutchinson, the author of Endure and Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?, joins me on the podcast today. Alex also blogs at Sweatscience hosted by Outside online.

Alex and I discuss:

How he got started in writing about endurance sports and sport science

The premise of Endure

The role the brain and mind play in endurance performance including a discussion of Noakes’ Central Governor Theory and criticisms of it—particularly from Samuele Marcora.

Twitter: the good and the bad in terms of sport science discussions and how they can devolve into personal attacks

Some of the brain fatigue training Alex underwent during his marathon training

His first book, Which Comes First, and what he has learned since

You can follow Alex on Twitter (and I recommend it) @sweatscience.

Links of note

Endure

Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?

Sweatscience Blog

Jockology (Toronto Globe and Mail, subscription required)