Runner's High

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  1. :|

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    Anyone ever experience this? I've only had it a few times doing very long runs (2+ hours) back when I did track...it's such an odd feeling, like your body is disconnected from your mind and you feel euphoric, like you can run forever and like you can do anything

    Anyone experience this from working out (besides running?)
     
  2. delay pedal

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    like being in the zone?

    after lifting i feel real relaxed and focused, more of a stress buster
     
  3. maskednegator

    maskednegator Kosmonaut, best we've got...

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    generally for a bit after squats and deads.
     
  4. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    yep i have heard lots of long distance runners talking about it. They get an endorphin rush. I get it sometimes in the gym but its rare
     
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    I've gotten it a few times after intense cardio classes ( :mamoru: )
     
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    Oh yeah like Pur said it's called an endorphin rush.
     
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    Actually the endorphins association is supposedly a myth. Its actually anandamide which is very similar to THC.

    http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-243-297--1102-0,00.html

     
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    I get it when I'm sitting down after doing squats. I feel like I could keep sitting for ever and ever.


    :mamoru:
     
  9. :|

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    weird, anandanamide is the endogenous ligand comparable to THC
     
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    never been able to run far enough lol
     
  11. HoodRich

    HoodRich Professional Street Nigga OT Supporter

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    I've only ever gotten it while running. I do get it almost everytime when I run around the 2 mile mark though
     
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    yes, on the bike
     
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    In for anandanamide "fatty-acid" pills
    It's the new EFA!
     
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    I dont think i've ever gotten it as intense as you guys describe, but i certainly feel really good after a hard workout :dunno:
     
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    I got it once on a 5 mile run... (But then again I had run 3 miles that morning too, so it was an 8 mile day)
     
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    O yea, and I have to run 6 miles this weekend(fucking hate it) so I'll see if it happens again.
     
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    I get it quite frequently, usually after already doing 2-4 miles of running.
     
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    When I was runningt alot I used to get it. The best time I got it was the time I ran the most in my entire life. It was a chilly night and I had just slept for a couple hours while I waited for the Amp to kick in. I was only going to run a couple of miles but that night I ran until my body literally failed on me. To best describe it it feels like every stride you make is graceful and that the air you breath just fills your lungs and is not at all strained. It's almost an out of body experience. Its like I wasn't even controlling my own body. I just seemed to move without any effort at all. Only at the last mile was it a push to make my failing muscles go the extra mile.
     
  19. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I used to get it when I ran...not everytime, but I did.
     
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    hey, stranger :wavey:
     
  21. RobsMob

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    I usually get real focused and relaxed about mile 2. Today we did a long run and about mile 5 I felt like I could take over the world.
     
  22. seanjohn

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    yeah, i got it when i was training for my 10K. really relaxing.

    but it wasnt as good as jenkem.
     
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    I've been there...the feeling after a heavy squat or pull is better...
     
  24. penisbird

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    sounds cool
     
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    I've got it while running only once. Used to get it when i played basketball and it was amazing. My intensity was insane. Now I do alot of boxing and i do experience it quite often. It feels like I can throw every punch and combo at maximum power and speed without getting tired. One day i got it while heaving the heavy bag for about 40 minutes. After which i felt a sudden rush of power and stamina. I kept on going for 3 hours and could have went for more.Truly amazing feeling.
     
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