Is it a myth? Can it be achieved? Check out this article on the research behind a runner’s high:
I can honestly say that there have been a few times when running that I felt like I could go on and on and on……that was my runner’s high. I can also honestly say that it has NEVER happened in the 1st mile or even the 2nd! 🙂
The 1st mile is always the hardest for me. My knees are working out the kinks. My lungs are wheezing. In general, my entire body is hurling some severe cuss words at me. 🙂 I usually just ignore them and keep trucking.
The most evident runner’s high that I ever felt was the time when I ran 6.5 miles. Seriously, the only reason I stopped was because I was supposed to be helping my husband in the yard and felt obligated to stop. I really think I could have kept going-not sure how long I would have held out, but it would be interesting to try that again. Summer bucket list?
Have you ever experienced a runner’s high?