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03 Sep

Oh, the runners high. You read about it, if you’ve ever watched runners on TV or in person you’ve likely seen it. I’ve never really felt it. As a primer; I had never run more than a lap at any point in my life until I was in my late twenties.

After I lost so much weight I thought that could finally do it. I found a program called couch to 5k. Couch to 5k is an interval program that takes you from doing nothing to running a 5k in 9 weeks.  The first run is 60 seconds followed by 90 seconds of walking. You repeat this process over 20 minutes of agony.  My first run I was convinced I was going to die, but I didn’t.

I can run 5 miles now without dying.  I never would have gotten this far without that first run. But I still don’t ever feel a runners high. No matter how many miles I’ve logged, I’ve never gotten to a point where I felt anything I would call a high.  It usually takes me about 2 miles of arguing with myself about quitting before I actually feel like I can keep going.

As a disclaimer, primal lifestyle doesn’t promote long paced runs. It is the opinion of the primal blueprint author that once a week or so you would go all out on a 10 minute or so run. I can subscribe to this theory, but I am running for a different reason than just fitness.

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Posted by on September 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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