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05.02 – The Physical Side of Endurance

The Single Acorn
The Single Acorn
05.02 - The Physical Side of Endurance

Episode description:

I’ve been a runner for as long as I can remember. And there’s always been a peaceful element to that sacred loneliness of the long distance runner. In the last three decades I’ve run tens of thousands of miles while training for everything from the zippy 1500m up to slow trudgery of the 100 miles. Regardless of the event, training is geared towards developing both the mental and physical strength to overcome the challenges of endurance events. Here we tackle the physical side, looking at how humans and animals cope with stresses like heat exhaustion, lactic acid build up, water loss, salt buildup, and more. Welcome to the Single Acorn Podcast.

Produced by: Crow’s Path
Hosted by:
Professor Eweagey (aka Teage O’Connor), Glenn Etter, Dr. Christine Fleener
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Theme music by: Jake Weiss
Logo design by: Caitlin LaDulce
Ads by: Sara Siegel

  • Cat out of the bag 
  • Glycogen in mouth study
  • Alone TV show
  • JFK 50 Mile race report
  • UnTapped
  • Sweat rate measuring
  • Sweat rate of Haile
  • Can you decrease sweat rate
  • Why you shouldn’t overhydrate
  • James Nestor
  • Myth of losing heat through head
  • Heat dissipation dinosaurs
  • Giraffes spots + surface
  • Allen’s rule
  • Stegosaurus plates
  • Osteoderms
  • Salt glands in gulls
  • Urohidrosis
  • Sweat gland origins
  • Why shave horses
  • Why have finger prints
  • Gular fluttering

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