Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Runner's High?

Yesterday I was suffering through another workout on the treadmill and I thought to myself:

I have not had a runner's high.

I've had runner's knee. But I doubt that is close to what the runner's high is supposed to feel like. If I'm running slow, it's boring. If I'm running fast, it's painful. Somewhere in between those two has got to be where the runner's high lives. I think perhaps I've felt it for a second or two, but it's fleeting. I'm trying to imagine what it feels like. The big "O"? :-) I wish! A caffeine buzz? I bet it feels like your running is effortless. And running has never been effortless to me, so that's why I have not felt it.

I would like to hear from some of you. Have you had a runner's high? What does it feel like? How fast were you going when it happened? How long into your run did it take it to happen? Do you get it all the time? Details please!

Happy running,

1 comment:

Janet said...

I have had a runner's high! Just last week! I rarely the runner's high in a race, maybe because I'm too focused on what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm more likely to when I'm not setting out to hit some particular goal, I'm just running because I wanted to. When I hit that high I feel like I'm running on air, and it is completely effortless. The world looks brighter, my breathing is easy, my arms and legs are on auto-pilot, I feel like Wonder Woman. The high always makes me go faster. I just go with it, even if I was supposed to be going slower!