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Week 8 Run 2 - crazy early

antet
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Running at 5:30 would not be my first choice and I did feel a bit yuck to start with - think my body was in shock. Couldn't face food beforehand but if I run again at this time will try a banana and see if this takes away the initial queasiness. It's definitely getting later in the year when the sun still hasn't risen by 6am but the beginnings of a sunrise we're starting as my run ended - see photo. So that's just one more left of week 8 to go and I'll be running a few hours later in the day!

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rolysmate
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Well done making that extra effort to get up and out at silly oclock, you deserve a medal just for that

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antet
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πŸ˜† thank you.

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Hidden
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I love early mornings but they are a bit of a shock to the system. Running before breakfast I have a couple of plain biscuits. Can't leave the house without anything.

Well done on getting out there and seeing the sun rise as your reward.

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antet
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Thanks πŸ˜€. Will definitely try to eat next time to see if it makes a difference.

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Oldfloss
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Beautiful... MichaelH070862 likes the very early runs too!

My early is before 7...:)

Well done you... a great start to the day :)

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antet
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Thanks πŸ˜€. I loved the fact no one was about and the peace and quiet.

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Jancanrun

That view is gorgeous and makes up for silly o'clock I think! Well done you getting out there

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antet
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Living by the sea is a real bonus for inspirational running routes. My town is the end point of the Great North Run and this morning I saw they have started setting up for it. More inspiration!

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Jancanrun

Oh that is inspiring.. you will do that run maybe next year?

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antet
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Maybe... I've run it once before but didn't have a good experience as I had knee pain early on and had to walk for most of it 😒 it's a half marathon, there was a long way to go. I'd love to do it properly in the future.

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Debston
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Beautiful pic! I am rubbish at getting up early but your post has made me think I should give crack-of-dawn running a go!

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