Ok, here the thing:
Unless you’ve been living under a rock with your headphones on you’ve probably heard the popular fitness phrase “No pain, no gain”.
Spit this phrase out to a buddy and they won’t as much bat an eye.
Because this “golden rule” of running has been beaten into our brains by a culture that doesn’t give two turds about your well-being.
If you blindly follow this hazardous mantra. A buck bets ten the only thing you’ll gain is a big fat injury.
Round-the-clock tiredness. Feeling more irritable and argumentative at home. Training feels like a chore. Making it easy to swap your evening run for “This Is Us” and a pint of ice cream.
Let’s rework the phrase. A more applicable wording reads as such:
“No gain with pain.”
Notice how different this feels?
Sidenote: Without pain, you can induce the runner’s high much easier. (And more consistently…more on this in a sec).
A better approach to getting the most out of your training is to play it chill.
Here’s four ways you can do this on your next run:
1. Warm up slowly. E.g. walk then gradually transition into a trot.
2. Run at a conversational pace. Easy as Sunday morning.
3. Take inventory of things you are thankful for.
When you commit to these four steps, you enter a state where the mind forgets that you’re exercising. Experiencing a perfect balance of energy in your body.
This, my friend, is the runner’s high.
And you know what? One of the best (and simplest) ways to induce a runner’s high takes place way before you lace up your sneakers. (If done correctly, at least). Listen up, listen good, and NEVER forget: “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” And that’s where I can help…
The Runner’s High Newsletter includes a potent 7-minute pre-run rehearsal. A mental training plan that Olympians and professional athletes use to get in the zone.
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To your well-being,