20 Nov '12, 8pm

Q&A: How much do I have to run to feel the runner's high?

Dear Jeff: I started running last year and have lost 10 pounds. I feel great and have completed a few races. When I started to run, I didn’t like it but I pushed through because I knew it would be worth the effort. Now I have moved into the phase where I want to run because of how I feel afterwards. When will I get the endorphins or the runner's high I keep hearing about? -Susie ************************************ Hi, Susie. I salute you for your efforts in turning your mind and body around. You have a lot to look forward to. The endorphin effect varies widely among runners. For most it is a positive glow after running, with an attitude boost. Very few receive an intense and wonderful feeling every run. I've described a number of these different experiences in my new book 100 Reasons to Run Now! More frequent walk breaks tend to deliver better endorphin moments. The longe...

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