- Whenever i run and im feeling a little tired, i can kind of transfer the pain to get the high. i dont know how i do it but i can get it as many as 5 times in 30 mins
- —Guest Trent
- I ran my first half marathon a few weeks ago, and at 11 miles felt an overwhelming surge of happiness. I couldn't stop grinning and it actually made my scalp tickle. It lasted for a few minutes. I actually just googled endorphin rushes because I was curious to know how many other people had experience this. I have had the floaty easy running feeling before, but this was like taking a drug!
- —Guest Rose
- During my 15k row I had three separate incidents of endorphin rushes this is the first time I have had three during the course of one training session. I would equate it to the feeling of being high detached and euphoric
- —Guest Bob London
A different sense of perception
- I run the same route once a week, my cool down day, my intensity is usually high because the route is so short. I could run it blind folded if i had to but sometimes i feel as though my legs are moving without any physical demand. My mind is separate from my body and i often day dream, while running, i know it sounds funny but when i come out i have to re-aware myself of my surroundings and that i'm running.
- —Guest Logan
- And it's so frustrating. Exercise has never done anything but make me hurt. Not everyone gets it, and for us exercise is miserable torture.
- —Guest Jen
A Rush comes!
- yes absolutly! I just started working out 3x a week again & when I do get the high its most often about 15-20 mins in to my elliptical routine. I feel a rush wash over me starting with a warmth at the back of my neck that flows downs my arms torso & legs.. I feel weak & exhilarated at the same time for a blisfull couple of seconds & then I go kinda of numb & floating like the other user mentioned. The rest of the work out is a breeze & sometimes I dont want to stop coz it feels so easy to keep going.. I love it, but dont get it every time.No-one can tell me the rush is a theory. I dare anyone to take my blood sample after I have felt this.
- —Guest Kariliza
It's like floating
- Yes, the runner's high exists. It's a sense of ease and detachment. Almost like floating rather than running. I barely realize my feet ar hitting pavement. The run goes by so quickly and easily it's as though I wasn't exerting at all. In these moments, I often have the best runs of my life.
- —Guest Steven
- Yes - I've experienced it while running and lifting weights. It happens when I'm really stressing my body. I think its the endorphins trying to eliminate/mask the pain/stress. Very pleasant.
- —Guest Ken
Yep, but not often
- I've experienced a runner's high only a few times during over a decade of running. It's something that would happen only after at least an hour of running when everything was going right and I actually felt like I was floating along. It was weird, but cool. I can see why people get so addicted to running...
- —Guest Jo