Do we really need to run like the Hulk?

When exactly did running become such an aggressive sport? Or to be more specific the talking about running, it seems that whenever people talk about running on social media they use phrases like “go hard or go home” or “I smashed that run”. Perhaps it’s my polite Britishness coming out but why does but does a tough run have to be so aggressive? Do these people go out for a run so full of testosterone that they look like a boxer about to enter the ring? I have visions of them snarling as they approach other people and then chest bumping each other when they finish.

I can understand sprinters needing to get into a mindset like this but keeping it going for even a 5k would be exhausting wouldn’t it? Wasting all that energy on being aggressive is just pointless and likely to make you tense up not perform better.