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Endure : mind, body, and the curiously elastic limits of human performance / Alex Hutchinson ; foreword by Malcolm Gladwell.

Hutchinson, Alex, (author.). Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963- (writer of foreword.).

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  • ISBN: 9780062499868
  • ISBN: 0062499866
  • ISBN: 9780008277062
  • ISBN: 0008277060
  • Physical Description: xi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Mind and muscle. The unforgiving minute ; The human machine ; The central governor ; The conscious quitter ; Two hours: November 30, 2016 -- Limits. Pain ; Muscle ; Oxygen ; Heat ; Thirst ; Fuel ; Two hours: March 6, 2017 -- Limit breakers. Training the brain ; Zapping the brain ; Belief ; Two hours: May 6, 2017.
Summary, etc.:
"The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field--from a 100-meter sprint to a 100-mile ultramarathon, from summiting Everest to acing final exams or completing any difficult project. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we're capable of? Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell--who contributes the book's foreword--award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body. This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance--and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought. But, of course, it's not "all in your head." For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores--pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel--he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who've pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways. The longtime "Sweat Science" columnist for Outside and Runner's World, Hutchinson, a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist, was one of only two reporters granted access to Nike's top-secret training project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, an extreme quest he traces throughout the book. But the lessons he draws from shadowing elite athletes and from traveling to high-tech labs around the world are surprisingly universal. Endurance, Hutchinson writes, is "the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop"--And we're always capable of pushing a little farther."--Publisher's description.
"From the National Magazine Award-winning Runner's World columnist, frequent contributor, and Cambridge-trained physicist: a fascinating and definitive exploration of the science of endurance and peak performance"-- Provided by publisher.
Hutchinson provides a fascinating and definitive exploration of the revolutionary new science of endurance and the secrets of human performance. He reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our head and heart, as by our muscles.
Subject: Sports > Physiological aspects.
Sports > Physiological aspects.
Athletic Performance > physiology.
Athletic Performance > psychology.
Psychology, Sports.
Psychophysiology > methods.
HEALTH & FITNESS > Exercise.
SPORTS & RECREATION > Running & Jogging.
Sports > Physiological aspects.
Mentales Training.
Genre: Nonfiction.