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What time of day do you run?

I stumbled upon this interesting article about the pros and cons of running at different times during that day.

active.com/running/articles...

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interesting article ,thanks Sarah-A :) I usually running in the evening after work, eat after run , in the week then in the morning at parkrun on a Saturday , usually don't eat before that run :)

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I usually run in the evenings too.

I found this interesting because I struggle with morning runs. It might not be "all" in my head. Ha ha

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I also usually run in the evenings around 5.30pm. I have run in the mornings (though not early) and have struggled. I never eat before I run so usually eat when I get back in. It's great to hear that I am not the only one and that there is a reason :)

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I'm an early morning runner, for no other reason than that is the only time I can fit it in between childcare and working part-time. It is either before 6am or after 10pm and I know which one I prefer!

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I've been experimenting with running at different times of the day and am is the best time for me. I need to eat breakfast before I do anything and so 930-10 am is the perfect time (just waiting to go out now!). I've tried running in the afternoons but have so less energy and I find it harder. I think the article is right - it's what we're used to.

Thanks for posting Sarah.

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Interesting article, and it's nice to read that any time has some benefits over other times, so it presumably all boils down to "when is it most convenient for you?".

As I work from home I mainly run in my lunchbreak, but have a couple of times forced myself out on an early morning run - they're quite nice once they're over :)

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I like to run early evenings upon my return from a hard day at the coal face, when all the stresses of the day melt into a large puddle of gloop .....

Aaahh bliss :-) xxx

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I usually start my run between 6-7 in the mornings. Part of the reason is because of my internship which keeps me in the office till 8pm and leaves me enervated. I'd like to try running in the evenings too, maybe that'll start after my c25k graduation and my internship getting over.

P.S. : The university campus is beautiful in the morning!

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The weather is a factor. When it gets hot, or should that be "if", we turn out early morning or later in the evening when it's cooler i run all times of the day. I like early mornings the least but had some of my best times

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The joys of being retired and child free! :-)

I can run whenever I want, but tend to do it in the morning before breakfast. Up until now the only exception has been parkruns, when I have a breakfast about 1.5 hours before the run.

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I have mostly been running at lunchtime on days when I have been working from home but time permitting, I prefer to run in the evenings. I have felt tired after my morning runs so far but that could just be a coincidence.

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Usually early evening, as soon as I get home from work, with a morning Parkrun occasionally and sometimes a Sunday afternoon. Evenings work for me because I find it easier to get changed straight away and go straight back out. Too easy in the early mornings to hit snooze and roll over. :)

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Really interesting article, I usually run early mornings between 6-7am the pollin count is usually quite low at this point so that helps with the allergies and it's such a boost for the rest of the day too 😊

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I would have dinner , wait few hrs and run at night around 12-1am when lil one is in bed , husband is out the way and i get to watch my CSIs on my treadmill :-D it workes perfectly for me :-)

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05:00 to 05:30 depending if its a short or long un.

Quick slurp of orange juice and off i go.

In work for 07:15.

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I run in the morning whenever I can, although I have occasionally used the evenings when working away from home / living in a hotel. I am on the whole much happier with a morning run, but one advantage of an evening run is you sleep off your stiffness. I do get a bit tight later in the day after a morning run. Either way, I have to run on empty and eat afterwards. I find that is another issue with an evening run as I don't like to eat really late - and it's usually at least 9pm and possibly 10pm before I am in a position to eat after an evening run.

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I've tried running in the evening, but usually I lack motivation and don't actually get out of the door. Running in the afternoon interferes with other things and then I have to have another shower - plus it's busier and warmer! So for me, running in the morning is best. As my mother would say, it's a good job we're not all alike :D

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I ran early morning (5h30) until March. Since March I've been running early evening (18h00).

I like both, but find the evening run more relaxing as I don't have to think about being back in time to go to work.

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