Sunrise running

This morning I decided to try my first early morning pre-work run. Usually I only go for morning runs on my days off, running in the evenings on work days. As my partner had to leave home at the ungodly hour of 5.30am I decided I would get up then too.

Wow! As I walked down to the coastal path I usually run along I was greeted by the sight of the sun just rising over the horizon on the sea. There was just one other runner, one cyclist, the usual man & dog - so peaceful (save for my heavy breathing!).

Although my legs felt heavy (clearly telling me that they were expecting to be horizontal, held up by an orthopaedic mattress at this crazy time of day) I kept plodding on and got a new PB. Not a flashy time (thanks to my new and much more accurate Garmin watch), but a PB is PB nonetheless!

Now for work...


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17 Replies

  • Sounds like a wonderful start to the day. That is one of the reasons why I so love running in the morning :) Congrats on the PB :D

  • Thanks Hilbean

  • Sounds lovely :)

  • It's brilliant isn't it? :)

  • It was wonderful so I'll have to try to do it again soon

  • In another lifetime in another Century, I was in the Navy - and my favourite watch was the early morning watch 4AM to 8AM. It is the most magnificent time when at sea - and today when we go on cruises, I am always amazed at the number of people who are still in their beds at sunrise. They really don't know what they are missing!!!. Sunrise is a time of rebirth !!

    Hence that is when I do most of my running - in summer , I avoid the heat of the day - in winter , I freeze my little fingers and toes off -- but I can't help myself.

  • In winter it's still dark when I leave for work so I'll need to grab my sunrise runs over the summer period

  • Ahhh Morning watch :) The smell of the bread rolls wafting across the flight deck :) mixed with Sea Harrier engine fumes :(

    When I deployed it was always 8 about, loved getting back to the mess at 4 am and drinking till breakfast.

  • I think I prefer slower yachts to aircraft carriers!

  • Sounds beautiful! Fancy being so close to the sea! One of the reasons I started this was so that I could run the cliff paths when I visit the Cornish coast this summer :-)

    Congrats on your PB! :-)

  • Thanks Potty. Enjoy your Cornish cliff runs

  • It was a lovely morning for a run. Even here in rural Northamptonshire as far away from the sea as you can get!

    Lovely and bright and sunny, with a nice crisp feel to the air.

    The sort where you feel warm on the inside but nice and cool at the edge (if that makes sense to anyone but me lol)

  • Yep. The weather was lovely this morning

  • The only way to start a day is with a sunrise..........

  • The sunrise is always there but it's an added bonus when you're up to see it and it's not obscured by thick clouds! It was fully visible today and blazing gloriously - inspiring!

  • You will probably see more sunrises in the next six months than you have in the last six years.....

  • Well I certainly saw lots of sunrises when my kids were very young but I think I will enjoy these ones much more!

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