runner's high

runner's high

a feeling of euphoria experienced by some cross-country runners and joggers as they near the end of a run. The feeling of elation is believed to be associated with the body's production of endorphins during physical stress.

run·ner's high

(rŭn'ĕrz hī)
Euphoria experienced by some runners and joggers as they near the end of a run. Believed to be associated with the release of endorphins produced by physical stress.
See also: exercise high

runner's high

addictive euphoria experienced during/after exercise due to endorphin release; habitual runners deprived of their chosen exercise may experience 'withdrawal symptoms', i.e. loss of exercise-liberated endorphins
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I completely remember the feeling of euphoria running creates - the famous runner's high - and I can only imagine this is increased tenfold when you run with thousands of other like-minded people.
That suggests that exercise activates "reward pathways" in their brains, just as it does for humans, Not all wild mice thirst for a runner's high, the scientists say, just as many people avoid the gym.
In the afterglow of a personal best, your runner's high and raw adrenaline can push gratitude to the backburner.
She said that everyone knows the runner's high, adding that Olympian athletes certainly have it as it's orgasmic for them.
I'd really love to go for that runner's high, but too many years--and pounds--have been added to make any such attempts safe.
Chief Ong had no conversations with the engineers or firefighters in Columbus, Ohio, and he was not told about the runner's high that typically happens from gently running LOBOS, that virtually everyone feels after five or so minutes.
It feels so good to be in good shape and know that you can run in anything, and the runner's high you get after you finish a race is just great.
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The sighting triggered a special kind of runner's high.
Typifying the crime is this cite from a Sunday magazine article: "The energized sensation called runner's high is caused by the body's own narcotics, known as endorphones.
As Bart Yasso of Runner's World put it, "If one documentary captures the runner's high - 'Hood To Coast' is it
Wilk, PT, OCS is the Director of Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists, President of The Runner's High, and head coach of the Miami Runners Club.