Early Morning Routine

Early Morning Routine

This is the second day this week that I have managed to get out at 5.30 and I am running so much better. I have more enthusiasm and energy and feel I can focus better. Firstly my body seems to work better just on a glass of juice and not after breakfast, the calm and stillness of that time of the morning is so relaxing and making it the first thing that I do in the day means that I am less likely to get distracted and make excuses that I don't have time to go! :)

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  • ive only done one very early morning run, but it was good. the best bit was when my normal its time to wake up alarm went off on the mobile phone that was in my pocket as I was part way through my run. it felt so good to be up and out running when normally i'd be grumbling at the alarm for waking me. it was a lovely warm morning, hardly anyone about and i had a good run. one of the best moments of c25k for me so far!! thanks for reminding me how good this feels,especially the energy and enthusiam bit, this is so true for an early morning run. i need to do another soon!

  • You are very welcome for the reminder :) Have managed 3 early morning runs this week now. Hope I can keep it up when school holidays are over! Sunshine was beautiful this morning :)You are right, do another one soon whilst the weather is still good!

  • Sounds great, and it makes sense to me. If only I could drag myself out of bed ... ;)

  • Well done for [getting up at that time to run. A lovely photo!!

  • I much prefer early morning runs, I'm far too knackered by the end of the day to go out in the evening. My alarm went off at 5:30am this morning and I really had to force myself to get up to go out for a run, but I'm so glad I did, it was lovely this morning, dry with a cooling breeze and hayfever wasn't too bad. I too can only manage a glass of squash before a run, I tried having cereal before heading out the once and felt really nauseous whilst running it was horrible! I just hope I will still enjoy running when the winter months arrive! I'm definitely going to feel more reluctant to leave my nice warm bed then!

  • Yep. I get hayfever too and no problems when I go out early. I have a glass of orange juice with a psyllium and inulin fibre 'tummy goodness' powder. I have breakfast about an hour later after some yoga to stretch out my muscles after my run. Do you use a tracker/watch? Was looking at getting a Fitbit but don't know whether a watch more specific to running would be better? I love running in the winter even in the rain which I never thought I would say 18 months ago!! :)

  • I used to have a Fitbit charge but recently upgraded to an Apple watch. The thing with the Fitbit was it was good as a stopwatch and pedometer but mine didn't have GPS so the distance was never accurate (usually over estimated by about 500m over 4km). Having said that I think there is a new Fitbit that has GPS (the surge maybe??) but it's pricey. I use Runkeeper through the apple watch which works great. If I didn't have an apple watch I think I would get a Garmin forerunner as they seem to do pretty much everything you'd want.

  • Thanks. That is helpful as would want to track distance accurately.

  • I am also a early morning runner, so many benefits. I feel so much better during the day for doing so, no thought of having to run after work playing on my mind, family still asleep when I go so they are not after my attention, its a lot quieter that time of day and running in the cold crisp mornings is great.

    I do find that when I wake up I cannot think about it too much. Just get up, get changed, have a quick drink of water and then off otherwise I would stay in bed!!!!

  • My other half is getting up at 5 for work at the moment and my teenage boys are still fast asleep then as it is school holidays. Perfect for me to have some 'me time'. :)

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