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OftenBen  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 8, 2017

What do you feel like after you run 10k? Is there any 'runners high' associated with that, or is it just 'Fuck I'm tired.'

ButterflyEffect  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·  

After a 10k? It's hard to explain. It feels...refreshing? I think that's a good way to put it. Especially after a run by yourself, there's something about being a small handful of people outside and running at any point in time, just you, and the road or trail in front of you. There's a goal, right? And you're going to meet that goal because otherwise you're walking. At the end you're tired, no doubt, but you feel strong, you feel ready for the next run. I'm not sure if that's a runners high, I do get that during some longer runs, but that's more a feeling of having no thoughts, not even really feeling the motions, but you're going, and going, and going.

thenewgreen  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I ran 5 miles today. It's the furthest I've run in a couple years. I felt amazing after. I still do. It's an amazing high.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Good job, man! I'm slowly moving towards that myself. Running feels great.

thenewgreen  ·  466 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It sure does! I only had 20 minutes yesterday, but still managed 2 miles. Just made myself run as fast as I could. Wanted to be in the 7 minute mile range but ended up at 8:04. Ah well. Still felt alive!

ThatFanficGuy  ·  466 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Wanted to be in the 7 minute mile range but ended up at 8:04.

Still, great work!