First early evening run in yonks

When I started C25K I tried a few runs after work and didn't really get on with it. I'm now a very early morning runner and that's been my routine for over a year. Well, now I've decided to see if I can train to do a Half Marathon next year - that means longer runs obviously. I work full time so trying to do a long run on a week day before work is just not possible. Much as I would love to give up work, sadly that isn't on the cards any time soon so I've got to do some of the long runs after work. So, today I got home, got ready and went straight back out again for a run. I knew that if I gave in to the lure of the sofa that would be it! Did just over 7km in an hour - felt quite tired but not too bad. Mind you, there was much more traffic and people about at 5.30pm than there are at 6am. It was still light when I went out today which it isn't at 6am which I suppose I should make the most of. I work in an office which isn't that physical (one of the reasons I started C25K) but it is quite stressful so by the end of the day I'm mentally tired. Not sure how I will get on with doing a longer run than an hour. Time will tell I suppose!

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  • Let us know how it goes. I also run in the morning before work but I'm training for a 12km race and need to do longer runs so I'm thinking about the evenings. (Can't contemplate a HM yet though!)

  • I'm so impressed! Well done you!

  • I've entered a HM that is happening next May but I'm not sure if I'll do it. I'm going to see how the training goes & decide closer to the time. I've set up an Asics plan at the lowest level running 3 times a week. I'm going to Egypt at the beginning of January so my problems will be hot weather & hotel treadmills rather than trying to get motivated to go running after work. Real life gets in the way of runinng doesn't it ☺☺

  • Good luck - you have plenty of time to get ready!! As it gets darker it may be more difficult to fit longer runs in during the week - what about doing your long run on the weekend and shorter runs in the evenings?