In this episode of the All Things Endurance podcast, host Rick Prince speaks with environmental physiologist, Corrine Malcolm. In addition to being an environmental physiologist, Corrine Malcolm is also a professional ultrarunner with Adidas Terrex. Rick and Corrine discuss a wide range of topics pertaining to athletic performance in various environmental conditions such as heat, humidity, cold, altitude, and air pollution.
2:02 – Corrine Malcolm’s background
7:33 – Main areas that are influenced by environmental physiology
10:49 – Correct and incorrect ways to acclimate to heat
17:24 – Mistakes athletes make when acclimating to heat
21:40 – Can we acclimate to humidity?
27:43 – How to best acclimate to altitude
38:06 – What is the best altitude for acclimation?
41:49 – How long does the effect of altitude training last?
46:17 – Can you acclimate to cold temperatures?
54:48 – Specific heat protocols
1:01:07 – How to deal with air pollution
1:03:15 – Importance of trialing for environmental factors
1:04:54 – Resources