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Old 06-29-2009, 03:26 PM   #16
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

I run 2-3 miles every other day. Mainly to stay in shape and become healthier with each step.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:40 PM   #17
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

Its definitly easier to experience a high lifting at the gym. I hit the weights hard and towards the end of my workouts I always feel a buzz. Its a strange sort of high though, its kind of sickening.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:35 PM   #18
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

I've experienced this one time and it was quite a long time ago and ended up being my fastest mile time ever.

I was running the mile for the 7th grade track team and I had never gotten under 6:00 and never gotten better than fifth place. So I'm running doing my usual strategy of catching up most people after the first 3 laps but I was like, "you know what. If I just sprint the last 300 meters then maybe I can get third." So I did. I started sprinting and passed like 5 people and they were all like, "wtf wtf wtf" and started sprinting as well but I had already surprised them enough to where it wouldn't matter. I finished the race in third with a time of 5:53 and I experienced that "runner's high."
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:44 PM   #19
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

For me to get it I just have to "get over the hump".

It always seems miserable from when you first start to that point...sometimes you want to quit very soon, but as soon as a will myself past that invisible threshold it gets a lot easier. Maybe it's because our bodies start really mobilizing carbs to us or something, I dunno.

I personally listen to audiobooks while running. I get so focused into the books, the next thing I know I almost need to catch a cab home.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:11 PM   #20
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

I strangely experience a 'high' feeling after enough exhaustion and physical exertion. Your body beyond that only feels better from continued exercise, so you don't feel like taking a break. Afterward, your feel mad tried, though.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:54 PM   #21
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

Is it the same as when I got really dizzy after playing basketball in the blazing sun for a long time?
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:02 PM   #22
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

You can get high from running? Why did I waste all this money on pot?
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:10 PM   #23
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

I dont know about high, but when jumping off the treadmill, it definetly feels like i'm floating.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:13 PM   #24
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

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Only sweat, exhaustion and pain. What gives?

Maybe you are out of shape or have bad knees?
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:15 PM   #25
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For me to get it I just have to "get over the hump".

It always seems miserable from when you first start to that point...sometimes you want to quit very soon, but as soon as a will myself past that invisible threshold it gets a lot easier. Maybe it's because our bodies start really mobilizing carbs to us or something, I dunno.

I personally listen to audiobooks while running. I get so focused into the books, the next thing I know I almost need to catch a cab home.

yeah, after 30 mins or so you should be ok. The first 30 mins are the hardest (at least for me).
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:38 PM   #26
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

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You can get high from running? Why did I waste all this money on pot?
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Oh, did you? I've tried it b4 but my investment on pot is nil right now coz I'll tried my friend's pot b4
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:02 PM   #27
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

Ive hit runners high twice in my life. First was during a night run that I put in about 11-13 miles (made a thread about it even) and the second was during just a simple 5k race that I kicked with about 3/4 of the last mile to go. Best feeling in the world.

Is it like drugs? Yes. Its the reason why I consider running fun or a hobby instead of work. Small second winds are awsome, but the real thing is legit (even if you dont realize thats what it is until its over).
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:07 PM   #28
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Default Re: I have never experienced a "runner's high".

I'd rather not risk further injury.

I would just run a couple of miles from one area to another, and don't stop until I reach the destination.
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