The science behind the runner's high: run outside of your comfort zone, e.g. 30mn at 80% of max HR, to release endorphins, anandamide and indirectly dopamine. Reduces pain, promotes calm and well-being.

The science behind the runner's high: run outside of your comfort zone, e. at of max HR, to release endorphins, anandamide and indirectly dopamine. Reduces pain, promotes calm and well-being.

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love that feeling of... the runner's high

Daily motivation (22 photos)

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Because somehow the sprint at the end of my run reminds me just what I'm capable of...

Not Feeling Like Going For a Run? Read Through These: Running regularly takes a certain degree of motivation, but that doesn't mean runners don't need inspiration every day to keep up with their workouts.

Running Foods – Eating Energy Foods for Running the Right Way - http://www.healthambition.com/running-foods/

Running Foods – Eating Energy Foods for Running the Right Way

FITNESS - Running Foods – Eating Energy Foods for Running the Right Way . What should you eat before, during and after running? Is it helpful to take whey protein after running?

The runners experience.

I think I get addicted to the feelings associated with the end of a long run. I love feeling empty, clean, worn out, and sweat-purged. I love the good ache of muscles that have done me proud.

So true. I know when people ask me why? I really don't know how to explain it other then I just love it!

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"If you have to ask, you will never understand." Only now starting to understand how people could enjoy running. It is such a feeling of being free. I see how you could get addicted to running!

Tattoo of the chemical compound, met-enkephalin, aka the “runner’s high."  I would totally consider getting this (same placement) in white ink.

Tattoo of the chemical compound, met-enkephalin, aka the “runner’s high." I love the thought of a chemical compound tattoo.

Brain before and after the run.                                                                                                                                                                                 Mehr

Daily motivation (25 photos)

Brain before and after the run. Mehr - Tap the pin if you love super heroes too! Cause guess what? you will LOVE these super hero fitness shirts!

met-enkephalin - Runners high! running4reason

I'm a nerd with a running problem. met-enkephalin - the chemical which causes Runners high!

nice Canadian Girl Runs.: Strength Training for Runners.

Canadian Girl Runs.: Strength Training for Runners

Strength training for runners! When in doubt or just starting out go for lighter weight and focus on perfect form. Add weight slowly over time to avoid injury.

That's great, because I run for all these reasons! :)

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41 Awesome Running-Inspired Tattoos | Runner's World, this one is the chemical responsible for runners high

47 Awesome Running-Inspired Tattoos

This is a cool tattoo-formula for chemical responsible for runner's high 42 Awesome Running-Inspired Tattoos

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