For you running might not be an easy task, but ask a runner and they will tell you that they love running. Why? Because it gives them a high and fresh life. That too without smoking anything like as runner says.
They might not get it during their every run, but every once in a while, runners get a happy feeling which is known as runner’s high. That’s why people who like running don’t like to take a day off from their daily running. As they don’t want to miss the feeling of running high.
What is runner’s high?
After finishing a long distance run, runner’s get the happy feeling that called runner’s high. They feel happy in life and releases two different chemicals that give the high. Though the same feeling can also be achieved by doing any other daily exercise in life.
But there is a difference between the runner ‘s high and high you get during your intense gym session. Runner high is a bit better than all the other high’s as it makes your body feel lighter and you all forgot all your pain and enjoy your life with happiness.
Once a runner reaches the point of high they feel like they can run forever and enjoy your life with a run. They feel like they have unlimited energy and continue their run.
What science says about this?
After running for half an hour in daily life at 80% of your heart level, brain release two mood boosters, Endorphins, and Anandamides. Where Endorphins is a chemical counterpart of morphine, Anandamides are somewhat similar to the THC.
Endorphins help you to forget about how much your legs are burning and how to secure your life.
As it acts as a pain killer in life . While Anandamides cannabinoids make us calm.
Not to worry though, as the brain itself synthesizes Endorphins in your body. Once these two mood boosters reach your central nervous system, they block the pain sensors in your body and result in it, runner, doesn’t feel the pain in the legs.
1. Prepare yourself for the run
To get the runner booster you have to run a long distance. make sure to wear comfortable gym clothes and running shoes and wake daily early morning for running. Have a pre-run meal that includes carb and protein. Banana along with peanut butter is the good options for health. The peanut butter will provide you with enough protein while banana helps to avoid muscles cramps.
2.Warm up is necessary
In order to avoid injury, just like any other exercise, you should do a proper upper and lower body warm-up. 5 minutes warm up is enough to relax your muscles. Don’t start with the full pace, although it running fast feels tempting you have to run for a long time. Start slow, with less than 50% of your pace for 10 minutes. This will help you to save energy to complete your long distance run.
In order to avoid injury, just like any other exercise, you should do a proper your body warm up. At least 10 minutes warm-up is enough to relax your muscles. Don’t start with the full speed, although it running fast feels tempting you have to run for a long time. Start slow, with less than 50% of your pace for 15 minutes. This will help you to save to complete your long distance run.
3. Increase your pace
Even after doing a proper warm-up, you still are not allowed to run at your full pace (sprint). Keep your pace at 70% and try to maintain it as long as you can. Consistency is the key if you really want to feel the runner’s high. And if 70% feels to fast, you are losing your breath, you are allowed to take down your pace. Bring it down to 65-60% and try to maintain it.
Even after doing a proper warm-up your body, you still are not allowed to run at your full speed. Keep your speed at 60% and try to maintain it as long as you can. Compatibility is the key if you really want to feel the runner high. And if 60% feels to fast, you are losing your breath, you are allowed to take down your speed. Bring it down to 50-6% and try to maintain it.