Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

"Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." --Adam Grant - "This book is AMAZING!" --Malcolm Gladwell Limits are an illusion: a revolutionary book that reveals the secrets of reaching the hidden extra potential within us all Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field--from "Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." --Adam Grant - "This book is AMAZING!" --Malco...

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Title:Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
Author:Alex Hutchinson
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0062499971
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance Reviews

  • Daniel
    Apr 22, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

    A lot has been written about the effects of the mind over the body's performance, much of it contradictory. Hutchinson masterfully takes us on a tour of the best science available to disentangle the various pieces of this puzzle, then puts them back together for us. The book impresses ...

    This book is about how your mental limits affects your physical limits, and how great physical performances demands a mindset which can push through pain and suffering. It is about how you can ?exercise your mind? to endure more. The author presents a combination stories and rese...

    I endured this book so you won't have to. The premise seems compelling: what science has learned about athletes pushing the bounds of what can be accomplished - lessons for you and me in 'real life'. However, the book laboriously recounts evidence after evidence that demonstrates the r...

    Alex Hutchinson, a runner and science journalist for publications such as Runner?s World, collects some interesting findings about the science of human endurance. Polar expeditions are as much endurance activities as a 200 mile ultra marathon, though the sports side is covered in mor...

    A great summary of current knowledge about the human limits. ?Do you notice he?s not dead?? he?d say, pointing at Lee. ?What does that tell you? It means he could have run faster.? In this book, Alex describes what and why was considered as the limits of human enduran...

    Fantastic book. My first thought as I finished is that I need to start over to totally pick up everything. A very informative read. The first third of the book was about the different theories currently associated with fatigue, then the second part focuses in on specific needs and limi...

    Incredibly well researched with very interesting setpiece stories. Even the Kipchoge storyline was emotionally touching. Really loved the book, would recommend to anyone interested in running, cycling, or really any endurance sports. If I had to find anything negative it would be th...

  • Dana Larose
    Apr 15, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

    A lot has been written about the effects of the mind over the body's performance, much of it contradictory. Hutchinson masterfully takes us on a tour of the best science available to disentangle the various pieces of this puzzle, then puts them back together for us. The book impresses ...

    This book is about how your mental limits affects your physical limits, and how great physical performances demands a mindset which can push through pain and suffering. It is about how you can ?exercise your mind? to endure more. The author presents a combination stories and rese...

    I endured this book so you won't have to. The premise seems compelling: what science has learned about athletes pushing the bounds of what can be accomplished - lessons for you and me in 'real life'. However, the book laboriously recounts evidence after evidence that demonstrates the r...

    Alex Hutchinson, a runner and science journalist for publications such as Runner?s World, collects some interesting findings about the science of human endurance. Polar expeditions are as much endurance activities as a 200 mile ultra marathon, though the sports side is covered in mor...

    A great summary of current knowledge about the human limits. ?Do you notice he?s not dead?? he?d say, pointing at Lee. ?What does that tell you? It means he could have run faster.? In this book, Alex describes what and why was considered as the limits of human enduran...

    Fantastic book. My first thought as I finished is that I need to start over to totally pick up everything. A very informative read. The first third of the book was about the different theories currently associated with fatigue, then the second part focuses in on specific needs and limi...

    Incredibly well researched with very interesting setpiece stories. Even the Kipchoge storyline was emotionally touching. Really loved the book, would recommend to anyone interested in running, cycling, or really any endurance sports. If I had to find anything negative it would be th...

    This isn't a running book and it isn't a manual on how to run (or bike, etc) faster, but it's a summary of the research into the question of how far and fast we can push our bodies, and why our seeming limits can sometimes be transcended. Hutchinson writes engagingly on what would b...

  • Gloria
    Apr 23, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

  • Allison
    Feb 22, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

  • Chris
    Apr 11, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

    A lot has been written about the effects of the mind over the body's performance, much of it contradictory. Hutchinson masterfully takes us on a tour of the best science available to disentangle the various pieces of this puzzle, then puts them back together for us. The book impresses ...

    This book is about how your mental limits affects your physical limits, and how great physical performances demands a mindset which can push through pain and suffering. It is about how you can ?exercise your mind? to endure more. The author presents a combination stories and rese...

    I endured this book so you won't have to. The premise seems compelling: what science has learned about athletes pushing the bounds of what can be accomplished - lessons for you and me in 'real life'. However, the book laboriously recounts evidence after evidence that demonstrates the r...

    Alex Hutchinson, a runner and science journalist for publications such as Runner?s World, collects some interesting findings about the science of human endurance. Polar expeditions are as much endurance activities as a 200 mile ultra marathon, though the sports side is covered in mor...

  • Amy
    May 03, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

  • Anders Brabaek
    Mar 22, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

    A lot has been written about the effects of the mind over the body's performance, much of it contradictory. Hutchinson masterfully takes us on a tour of the best science available to disentangle the various pieces of this puzzle, then puts them back together for us. The book impresses ...

    This book is about how your mental limits affects your physical limits, and how great physical performances demands a mindset which can push through pain and suffering. It is about how you can ?exercise your mind? to endure more. The author presents a combination stories and rese...

  • Eric
    Feb 26, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

    A lot has been written about the effects of the mind over the body's performance, much of it contradictory. Hutchinson masterfully takes us on a tour of the best science available to disentangle the various pieces of this puzzle, then puts them back together for us. The book impresses ...

    This book is about how your mental limits affects your physical limits, and how great physical performances demands a mindset which can push through pain and suffering. It is about how you can ?exercise your mind? to endure more. The author presents a combination stories and rese...

    I endured this book so you won't have to. The premise seems compelling: what science has learned about athletes pushing the bounds of what can be accomplished - lessons for you and me in 'real life'. However, the book laboriously recounts evidence after evidence that demonstrates the r...

    Alex Hutchinson, a runner and science journalist for publications such as Runner?s World, collects some interesting findings about the science of human endurance. Polar expeditions are as much endurance activities as a 200 mile ultra marathon, though the sports side is covered in mor...

    A great summary of current knowledge about the human limits. ?Do you notice he?s not dead?? he?d say, pointing at Lee. ?What does that tell you? It means he could have run faster.? In this book, Alex describes what and why was considered as the limits of human enduran...

    Fantastic book. My first thought as I finished is that I need to start over to totally pick up everything. A very informative read. The first third of the book was about the different theories currently associated with fatigue, then the second part focuses in on specific needs and limi...

    Incredibly well researched with very interesting setpiece stories. Even the Kipchoge storyline was emotionally touching. Really loved the book, would recommend to anyone interested in running, cycling, or really any endurance sports. If I had to find anything negative it would be th...

    This isn't a running book and it isn't a manual on how to run (or bike, etc) faster, but it's a summary of the research into the question of how far and fast we can push our bodies, and why our seeming limits can sometimes be transcended. Hutchinson writes engagingly on what would b...

    Unlike other books that attempt to give an overview of the current research on a topic, this one does a good job of emphasizing what is established scientific theory and what is too current to be reliable. Which is good, considering how similar books have launched pseudo-scientific fad...

    This is a great book that tries to answer the question of why we stop when competing in endurance events and how we might be able to push a little more. How much of a role does the brain play in slowing us down as opposed to actual muscle fatigue, dehydration, heat, etc.? I really ...

  • Kirsten
    Apr 09, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

  • Scott Wozniak
    Mar 20, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

  • Stephen Redwood
    May 11, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

  • Phil Sykora
    May 10, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

  • Susannah
    Feb 05, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

  • Brandt Kurowski
    Feb 26, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

    A lot has been written about the effects of the mind over the body's performance, much of it contradictory. Hutchinson masterfully takes us on a tour of the best science available to disentangle the various pieces of this puzzle, then puts them back together for us. The book impresses ...

  • Mac
    Mar 10, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

  • Sebastian Gebski
    Feb 20, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

  • Jerrodm
    Apr 25, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

  • Christopher Lawson
    Feb 06, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

  • Tõnis Erissaar
    Apr 03, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

    A lot has been written about the effects of the mind over the body's performance, much of it contradictory. Hutchinson masterfully takes us on a tour of the best science available to disentangle the various pieces of this puzzle, then puts them back together for us. The book impresses ...

    This book is about how your mental limits affects your physical limits, and how great physical performances demands a mindset which can push through pain and suffering. It is about how you can ?exercise your mind? to endure more. The author presents a combination stories and rese...

    I endured this book so you won't have to. The premise seems compelling: what science has learned about athletes pushing the bounds of what can be accomplished - lessons for you and me in 'real life'. However, the book laboriously recounts evidence after evidence that demonstrates the r...

    Alex Hutchinson, a runner and science journalist for publications such as Runner?s World, collects some interesting findings about the science of human endurance. Polar expeditions are as much endurance activities as a 200 mile ultra marathon, though the sports side is covered in mor...

    A great summary of current knowledge about the human limits. ?Do you notice he?s not dead?? he?d say, pointing at Lee. ?What does that tell you? It means he could have run faster.? In this book, Alex describes what and why was considered as the limits of human enduran...

    Fantastic book. My first thought as I finished is that I need to start over to totally pick up everything. A very informative read. The first third of the book was about the different theories currently associated with fatigue, then the second part focuses in on specific needs and limi...

    Incredibly well researched with very interesting setpiece stories. Even the Kipchoge storyline was emotionally touching. Really loved the book, would recommend to anyone interested in running, cycling, or really any endurance sports. If I had to find anything negative it would be th...

    This isn't a running book and it isn't a manual on how to run (or bike, etc) faster, but it's a summary of the research into the question of how far and fast we can push our bodies, and why our seeming limits can sometimes be transcended. Hutchinson writes engagingly on what would b...

    Unlike other books that attempt to give an overview of the current research on a topic, this one does a good job of emphasizing what is established scientific theory and what is too current to be reliable. Which is good, considering how similar books have launched pseudo-scientific fad...

    This is a great book that tries to answer the question of why we stop when competing in endurance events and how we might be able to push a little more. How much of a role does the brain play in slowing us down as opposed to actual muscle fatigue, dehydration, heat, etc.? I really ...

    Great book about body and mind cooperation. Very interesting tricks how to train better - either for a marathon or some other longlasting mental and physical experience. One of my favourite line from the book "endurance is the struggle against mounting desire to stop". Being easy run...

  • Trung Nguyen Dang
    Apr 04, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

  • Justin Daniel
    Apr 11, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

  • Juan
    Apr 12, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

  • Christopher Barry
    May 20, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

    A lot has been written about the effects of the mind over the body's performance, much of it contradictory. Hutchinson masterfully takes us on a tour of the best science available to disentangle the various pieces of this puzzle, then puts them back together for us. The book impresses ...

    This book is about how your mental limits affects your physical limits, and how great physical performances demands a mindset which can push through pain and suffering. It is about how you can ?exercise your mind? to endure more. The author presents a combination stories and rese...

    I endured this book so you won't have to. The premise seems compelling: what science has learned about athletes pushing the bounds of what can be accomplished - lessons for you and me in 'real life'. However, the book laboriously recounts evidence after evidence that demonstrates the r...

    Alex Hutchinson, a runner and science journalist for publications such as Runner?s World, collects some interesting findings about the science of human endurance. Polar expeditions are as much endurance activities as a 200 mile ultra marathon, though the sports side is covered in mor...

    A great summary of current knowledge about the human limits. ?Do you notice he?s not dead?? he?d say, pointing at Lee. ?What does that tell you? It means he could have run faster.? In this book, Alex describes what and why was considered as the limits of human enduran...

    Fantastic book. My first thought as I finished is that I need to start over to totally pick up everything. A very informative read. The first third of the book was about the different theories currently associated with fatigue, then the second part focuses in on specific needs and limi...

    Incredibly well researched with very interesting setpiece stories. Even the Kipchoge storyline was emotionally touching. Really loved the book, would recommend to anyone interested in running, cycling, or really any endurance sports. If I had to find anything negative it would be th...

    This isn't a running book and it isn't a manual on how to run (or bike, etc) faster, but it's a summary of the research into the question of how far and fast we can push our bodies, and why our seeming limits can sometimes be transcended. Hutchinson writes engagingly on what would b...

    Unlike other books that attempt to give an overview of the current research on a topic, this one does a good job of emphasizing what is established scientific theory and what is too current to be reliable. Which is good, considering how similar books have launched pseudo-scientific fad...

  • Lawrence Xie
    Mar 07, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

  • John Spiller
    Feb 11, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

  • Krzysiek Palka
    Mar 14, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

    A lot has been written about the effects of the mind over the body's performance, much of it contradictory. Hutchinson masterfully takes us on a tour of the best science available to disentangle the various pieces of this puzzle, then puts them back together for us. The book impresses ...

    This book is about how your mental limits affects your physical limits, and how great physical performances demands a mindset which can push through pain and suffering. It is about how you can ?exercise your mind? to endure more. The author presents a combination stories and rese...

    I endured this book so you won't have to. The premise seems compelling: what science has learned about athletes pushing the bounds of what can be accomplished - lessons for you and me in 'real life'. However, the book laboriously recounts evidence after evidence that demonstrates the r...

    Alex Hutchinson, a runner and science journalist for publications such as Runner?s World, collects some interesting findings about the science of human endurance. Polar expeditions are as much endurance activities as a 200 mile ultra marathon, though the sports side is covered in mor...

    A great summary of current knowledge about the human limits. ?Do you notice he?s not dead?? he?d say, pointing at Lee. ?What does that tell you? It means he could have run faster.? In this book, Alex describes what and why was considered as the limits of human enduran...

  • Tom
    May 11, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

  • Paul Miller
    Apr 11, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

    A lot has been written about the effects of the mind over the body's performance, much of it contradictory. Hutchinson masterfully takes us on a tour of the best science available to disentangle the various pieces of this puzzle, then puts them back together for us. The book impresses ...

    This book is about how your mental limits affects your physical limits, and how great physical performances demands a mindset which can push through pain and suffering. It is about how you can ?exercise your mind? to endure more. The author presents a combination stories and rese...

    I endured this book so you won't have to. The premise seems compelling: what science has learned about athletes pushing the bounds of what can be accomplished - lessons for you and me in 'real life'. However, the book laboriously recounts evidence after evidence that demonstrates the r...

  • Loomis
    Mar 21, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

  • Grant Den Herder
    Mar 27, 2018

    Much like Homer Simpson was disappointed to learn that "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was not a book on how to win the lottery, I was dismayed to discover that "Endure" offers very little concrete insights on how endurance can be increased. Instead, "Endure" is an exploration of the ...

    I found Hutchinson's journalistic style of reporting on Endurance to be highly enjoyable. I was able to form my own ideas and I often there was an answer coming when I wanted to challenge what I was reading. I appreciated the journey of this book and the fascinating detail. ...

    Libro muy interesante sobre el estado del arte en materia de resistencia física. El cuerpo humano tiene demasiadas variables interesantes. No es un libro de entrenamiento pero ayuda a entenderse mientras se entrena. ...

    Perfect book for anyone gearing up for the Olympics. I'll post my NY Post feature on it when it runs... ...

    I don't like that Alex Hutchinson's "Endure" is "written in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell." It reminds me of what Stephen King said in On Writing: "Any book that has the description, 'written in the spirit of,' is probably the pits" (or something to that effect, I'm not going to fish ...

    This was a strong tour of the physiology and psychology of endurance sports. With a good mix of stories and studies, this book covers a wide range of science debates, mostly centering around the question: How big of a factor is mental self-control? We know there are physical limits (lo...

    [2018; Next Big Idea Club] Well researched. His own passion for the subject comes through which is nice. Covered the limits we have to endure - muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, etc. - and the brain's influence on these physical limits. Not sure many of the older/first (early 1900s) resear...

    Disclaimer: I don't typically enjoy nonfiction books. I always-ALWAYS-need a narrative. It can be a bunch of little narratives that turn out sort of like short stories (e.g., What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell), or an overarching narrative (...nothing comes to mind, actually). But no...

    I am interested in long distance running; I am not necessarily all that motivated to do it, however. In college, I cut way back on calories and started running daily. By the end of the semester, I had lost more than 25 lbs and was in some of the best shape of my life. It was then that ...

    Out of all the books I?ve added on Goodreads, Endure is the most difficult for me to review with an unbiased eye. The reason is that the topic discussed lies within the backdrop of a community I am very immersed in ? that of competitive running. Indeed the author is friends with ma...

    Secret Weapon: Believe You Have Another Gear In ENDURE, sports journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the latest theories and experiments designed to breakthrough endurance limits. The big question is, Why do we stop? And, Is there any way to go past the stop? One view of limitation...

    I love this kind of book. They bring science to bear on a topic that I?m interested in, acknowledge the complexity of the human condition and avoid the temptation to distill and over simplify the lessons that can be learned. Although the writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a runner, this is ...

    This is an amazing, and extremely well-written book for a geeky person who wants to explore the nature of human limits. I could hardly put it down and always look to come back to it when I have time. The author, Alex Hutchinson, is a award-winning journalist, former physicist as well a...

    Positives. Numerous. In Endure, Hutchinson explores our capacity to endure, our ability to push beyond seeming limits in many endeavors--sports of all kinds, mountain summiting, exploration... He investigates the increasingly important role of our brains, not just the machines of our b...

    Two-sided review. On the plus side, this will delight marathon runners in particular, but also any athlete engaged in endurance sports such as mountain climbing, deep sea diving, and cycling. This is full of stories, race information, and lots and lots of sleep-inducing statistics. Wel...

    Thoroughly absorbing exploration of how much human performance lies in the mind, as opposed to physical, trainable attributes. And how it can be tricked with placebos, false timings, egged on by competition and so on. I appreciated the author's inquisitive mind and journalist's ...

    This book serves as an excellent introduction to the topic of endurance. It is well written and organized, providing a summary of vast amounts of research that have been done in a very accessible manner. Anecdotes and scientific findings are interwoven in a way that allows the text to ...

    Neat surprise, I didn't expect that I'll enjoy that one as much, but I did. It's not a typical "running" book (as one could have thought, knowing that it was written by the runner) - by typical I mean one that covers all the technical aspects of running, diet, picking proper training ...

    As everyone who I've talked to since I started reading this book knows, really enjoyed this book. To be fair, I'm definitely the core audience targeted: people who like science writing and endurance sports. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, is a former elite-level athlete and sports journal...

    A lot has been written about the effects of the mind over the body's performance, much of it contradictory. Hutchinson masterfully takes us on a tour of the best science available to disentangle the various pieces of this puzzle, then puts them back together for us. The book impresses ...

    This book is about how your mental limits affects your physical limits, and how great physical performances demands a mindset which can push through pain and suffering. It is about how you can ?exercise your mind? to endure more. The author presents a combination stories and rese...

    I endured this book so you won't have to. The premise seems compelling: what science has learned about athletes pushing the bounds of what can be accomplished - lessons for you and me in 'real life'. However, the book laboriously recounts evidence after evidence that demonstrates the r...

    Alex Hutchinson, a runner and science journalist for publications such as Runner?s World, collects some interesting findings about the science of human endurance. Polar expeditions are as much endurance activities as a 200 mile ultra marathon, though the sports side is covered in mor...

    A great summary of current knowledge about the human limits. ?Do you notice he?s not dead?? he?d say, pointing at Lee. ?What does that tell you? It means he could have run faster.? In this book, Alex describes what and why was considered as the limits of human enduran...

    Fantastic book. My first thought as I finished is that I need to start over to totally pick up everything. A very informative read. The first third of the book was about the different theories currently associated with fatigue, then the second part focuses in on specific needs and limi...