Amphi Pour Tous - The wolf, the crab and the stadium: fables of fatigue

November 18, 2022 18:00 - November 18, 2022 18:00

The conference "The wolf, the crab and the stadium: fables of fatigue", presented by Baptiste MOREL-PRIEUR, lecturer at the Laboratoire Interuniversitaire de Biologie de la Motricité (LIBM), UFR Sciences et Montagne, will take place on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Pôle culturel de la visitation, 2 place du marché, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains.

It will also be held :

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 6:30 pm in Annecy
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 6:00 pm in Chambéry

The conferences will take place subject to the health conditions related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and in compliance with the safety instructions in force in the venue hosting the event.


The most athletic among you went for a run last Sunday. Without much motivation, the pace was probably reasonable, very reasonable, to the point that you were able to maintain that speed without difficulty. What would have happened if you had decided to run faster? Let's speed up a bit. Not much more is happening. A little more? Ouch, you have just exceeded your critical speed, fatigue sets in. This time, your heart is racing, your ventilation is accelerating, your time is running out. You only have a few minutes left before you have to stop to catch your breath and your spirits. This barrier speed is a central characteristic of human and animal locomotion. It is at the heart of the strategy of wolf packs stalking prey, of the fatigue of cancer patients and even of the training of Olympic champions. There is no point in running (fast), you have to control your pace.