September 05, 2019 5:30PM Artist/Author Talk

Alex Hutchinson: The Curiously Elastic Limits of Endurance

Central Library, 2311 12th Ave, Regina

Talk by author, runner and science journalist Alex Hutchinson. Presented by Regina Public Library and the Queen City Marathon. Free to attend. Registration required. When you push to the point where you can’t go any faster or continue any farther, what’s holding you back? For centuries, physiologists assumed that the answers lay in our muscles or lungs or blood vessels. But over the past decade, a wave of new research—along with the exploits of mountaineers, freedivers, and other extreme athletes—has shown that our ultimate limits reside in the brain. And that means those limits are more negotiable than you might think. Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) is a runner and science journalist who writes about endurance and health. He writes the Globe and Mail’s Jockology column, and also contributes to Canadian Running and Outside magazines. He latest book is the New York Times bestseller Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. Before becoming a journalist, worked as a postdoctoral physicist with the U.S. National Security Agency, and competed for the Canadian national team in track, cross-country, and mountain running. He lives in Toronto. The talk will be held on the 2nd floor mezzanine at Central Library in downtown Regina. Alex’s talk will be followed by an Q & A with Shawn Weimer, Race Director of the RunRegina/QCM.

Accessible: Yes

Cost: Free

Contact: Courtney Bates-Hardy

Organization: Regina Public Library

Phone: 3067776109