What training are you doing/have you done today (Vol.3)

What training are you doing/have you done today (Vol.3)

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TheJimi

19,497 posts

207 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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RunEveryInchOfTheWorld said:
TheJimi said:
Another running hater here. The only running I enjoy is sprints.

Otherwise, I'll choose anything over running.
How can you hate running?! It's the purest form of sport!

Running as fast as you can for as long as you can, you learn so much about yourself, motivations and how determined you actually are. Answers all questions.
We're all different, dude.

I've never experienced what you're describing when running.

I have experienced it up the mountains and climbing, for example, even cycling.

Running tho? Not so much.

ORD

16,325 posts

91 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TheJimi said:
We're all different, dude.

I've never experienced what you're describing when running.

I have experienced it up the mountains and climbing, for example, even cycling.

Running tho? Not so much.
Same here. It feels uncomfortable. That’s about it. And it has always made my feet and joints hurt, irrespective of how much I weigh.

Animal

4,762 posts

232 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Chicken_Satay said:
Animal said:
will try going for a run tonight.
Ok, let us know how you get on.
It was too cold, and I was a wuss, so did a HIT workout in the living room instead! If I get the time today I'll go for a lunchtime run.

RunEveryInchOfTheWorld

1,774 posts

13 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TheJimi said:
We're all different, dude.

I've never experienced what you're describing when running.

I have experienced it up the mountains and climbing, for example, even cycling.

Running tho? Not so much.
I certainly don't get the same sensation when cycling. It's all about elevating your mental capacity so that you are in a zone which feels out-of-body, like a higher version of yourself.

Your just concentrated on the task in hand which is getting to the next mile marker or landmark because it will become easier (!). It never does of course and you just keep ploughing on.

It's a mix of adrenaline, ego, high blood pressure and being in the zone. You can feel the body becoming alive.

...gosh...I really do miss running!!

popeyewhite

13,747 posts

84 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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RunEveryInchOfTheWorld said:
You can feel the body becoming alive.
The runner's high is fantastic. I remember the feeling of calm and mental clarity lasted for many hours after a run. Endorphins are great after weights, but the clarity and calm isn't there. Running is freedom in a way no other training can be...I used to feel like I was flying at times hehe However no other sport results in so many injuries and so much exhaustion IMO.

Animal

4,762 posts

232 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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popeyewhite said:
RunEveryInchOfTheWorld said:
You can feel the body becoming alive.
The runner's high is fantastic. I remember the feeling of calm and mental clarity lasted for many hours after a run. Endorphins are great after weights, but the clarity and calm isn't there. Running is freedom in a way no other training can be...I used to feel like I was flying at times hehe However no other sport results in so many injuries and so much exhaustion IMO.
I don't think I'm running hard enough to get to this point, I just feel pooped!

popeyewhite

13,747 posts

84 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Animal said:
popeyewhite said:
RunEveryInchOfTheWorld said:
You can feel the body becoming alive.
The runner's high is fantastic. I remember the feeling of calm and mental clarity lasted for many hours after a run. Endorphins are great after weights, but the clarity and calm isn't there. Running is freedom in a way no other training can be...I used to feel like I was flying at times hehe However no other sport results in so many injuries and so much exhaustion IMO.
I don't think I'm running hard enough to get to this point, I just feel pooped!
hehe yeah to hit that state of mind you really need to go over 40 minutes. I've forgotten the exact mechanism but neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are released (endorphins don't cross the blood/brain barrier).

ORD

16,325 posts

91 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I dont get a high from any kind of exercise. I just feel like crap if I dont do it!

popeyewhite

13,747 posts

84 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Prof Prolapse said:
Endorphins are made in the brain.
They're made in the pituitary gland mainly, then released in the body. The release of endorphins stimulates the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine (endocannabinoid), which crosses the blood/brain barrier, and results in the primary feeling of mental well-being after a run.



popeyewhite

13,747 posts

84 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ORD said:
I dont get a high from any kind of exercise. I just feel like crap if I dont do it!
Don't you feel great after a weight session? Pumped up and ready to take on the world? I mean generally I feel awesome unless I've overdone it... .smile

elvismiggell

1,516 posts

115 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Chuckling at all you lucky folks that get any sense of a 'high' from exercise.

Bloody nothing over here. It's just a task to be completed for body maintenance. I WISH it made me feel good during or after!

Edited by elvismiggell on Wednesday 3rd March 16:50

didelydoo

5,333 posts

174 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Decking seems to have a limit of 150kg for Frankenbell swings.....

didelydoo

5,333 posts

174 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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elvismiggell said:
Chickling at all you lucky folks that get any sense of a 'high' from exercise.

Bloody nothing over here. It's just a task to be completed for body maintenance. I WISH it made me feel good during or after!
Pick something you enjoy! More to lifting than just going to a gym- bodybuilding, strongman, crossfit, OL, powerlifting.... and that’s just for weights.

Do it with purpose, and you’ll want to do it, because you have an aim.

Johnny

9,489 posts

248 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Quick blast on the bike at lunch - 14km at 30.7km/h and some decent power numbers

elvismiggell

1,516 posts

115 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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didelydoo said:
elvismiggell said:
Chickling at all you lucky folks that get any sense of a 'high' from exercise.

Bloody nothing over here. It's just a task to be completed for body maintenance. I WISH it made me feel good during or after!
Pick something you enjoy! More to lifting than just going to a gym- bodybuilding, strongman, crossfit, OL, powerlifting.... and that’s just for weights.

Do it with purpose, and you’ll want to do it, because you have an aim.
I get what you're saying, but sadly my brain and body just don't work like that. I don't get a high.

TheJimi

19,497 posts

207 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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elvismiggell said:
didelydoo said:
elvismiggell said:
Chickling at all you lucky folks that get any sense of a 'high' from exercise.

Bloody nothing over here. It's just a task to be completed for body maintenance. I WISH it made me feel good during or after!
Pick something you enjoy! More to lifting than just going to a gym- bodybuilding, strongman, crossfit, OL, powerlifting.... and that’s just for weights.

Do it with purpose, and you’ll want to do it, because you have an aim.
I get what you're saying, but sadly my brain and body just don't work like that. I don't get a high.
Tempted to say that you just haven't found the right sport yet.

The one sport that really me zone (or zen?!) out, is rock climbing, and in particular, dry tooling - and that's nothing like running or weight-based training.


Chicken_Satay

1,685 posts

168 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Animal said:
Chicken_Satay said:
Animal said:
will try going for a run tonight.
Ok, let us know how you get on.
It was too cold, and I was a wuss, so did a HIT workout in the living room instead! If I get the time today I'll go for a lunchtime run.
Cool, well at least you managed to substitute it with another form of activity.

didelydoo

5,333 posts

174 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TheJimi

19,497 posts

207 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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didelydoo said:
FFS!

Brilliant though!

didelydoo

5,333 posts

174 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TheJimi said:
FFS!

Brilliant though!
Note- no longer on the decking..... it needs fixing now laugh