So far I have done all my runs in the evening but I have been finding it hard to get to sleep afterwards. I looked up on the web and found someone suggesting that you shouldn't run 6 hours before going to bed. Now I suspect that this advice is aimed at proper runners doing halfs, marathons or ultras or something and not at middle-aged men on week 3 of C25K but I got the drift. Running wakes you up and it lasts for a while after you finish. So I thought I would try running first thing in the morning and have some of that wide-awake feeling during the day.
This morning I set off around my usual route and it was all going swimmingly until some bozo decided it was acceptable to reverse his gas van out of his drive without looking out for people on the pavement. Instinctively I fended him off by whacking the back door of his van with my fist (the one holding my iPhone) and thankfully he stopped before making contact with any other bits of me. I didn't stop but ran on and finished my route. However it is now mid morning and the knuckles on my right hand are swelling up nicely...
I am not sure now which is best traffic-wise; an evening run when people are rushing to get home from work or a morning run when many drivers are not properly awake...?