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What Does a Runner’s High Feel Like? 10 Runners Explain

Fact: Running can be addicting — in the best kind of way. If you’ve ever considered taking up the endurance-building, individualized exercise, you might start to feel frustrated when it feels like all work and no visible benefit (other than carb-loading the night before). But don’t give up. That runner’s high is in sight! You’ve heard about it, but what is that infamous runner’s high, and how do you get there? You can thank a giant boost of endorphins for that euphoric feeling you get somewhere during or after a run. While timing is different for everyone, anyone can achieve the high that comes from really pushing yourself. But if you’ve yet to experience it along your running path, hold on tight. What is a runner’s high? A runner’s high is the name of a feeling that runner’s typically experience during or after a run. This feeling – often described as a feeling of elation or euphoria – is caused by the endorphins released in the brain. This massive endorphin rush activates the part of your brain that releases dopamine, a …