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Running in the morning or the evening?

W6R3 and 25 mins in the bag this morning! Weirdly though, I think I have decided I prefer to run in the evening. I thought I'd be too tired. But even after a hard slog at work all day, after an evening run, I am all energised. Running in the morning is not as easy- I need a few hours to get my body all loosened up before I can really enjoy it, or do it without feeling too stiff afterwards. And I also prefer an evening run as I don't have to do anything else afterwards.

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We all get our own running recipes in time and it’s great that you have found something that works for you. Roll on all those evening runs to graduation

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WooHoo! Another score for the Dark Side!!! :D :)

Sorry, had to do that, I believe we're in the minority on here so I do like to lure people over to it! :P

My energy levels are just better at that time of day. Have always been a night owl though, so that's not surprising. I like blowing the cobwebs away from work as well, it's a great mental break.

I'm totally with you on this as well > "as I don't have to do anything else afterwards"... Oh yes, it's shower and PJs and I'm 5K2Couch. LOL. (I should properly mention that I'm truly on the Dark Side before people think I have an exceedingly early bed. Live in Scotland and my average start time for C25K was 20:30, I like it daaaaark. ;) )

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I have never actually run in the dark (I am sure I will ) night owl that's definitely me ,

I work nights 🙄I shall say no more

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Yes! 5K2Couch! That's me

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I was always an early bird. The earlier the better. It really set me up for the day.

But recently, I have been running with my teenage daughter and as every parent knows, teenagers have a strong vampire like hatred of daylight.

I have found myself running (mostly) in late afternoon and have to say that I am enjoying that. (Sssshhhh. Don't tell anyone :-) )

I guess it's the running rather than the time of day that's the buzz.

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We do what is right for us and what we enjoy... well done you :)

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I always run in the dark but I think that's because I'm self conscious too. I did try a morning once and couldn't do it at all. I think it def comes down to if you're an early 🐦 or night 🦉. I've always hated mornings. I'm very grumpy 😠

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I agree, evenings and nights are the best time!

Work is done, kids in bed, go run and get rid of the stress!

To be fair, I've not tried morning running. I doubt I ever will seeing as I can barely drag myself out of bed in time to get to work, let alone 45 mins earlier than that!

Night Owls rule... :)

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Definitely the afternoon, have a look at my last post where i had a morning run X

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Know what you mean. I did an morning run one Saturday and it was a slog. But late afternoon, or more typically evening, and I am much more energetic. I think I just speed up as the day goes on in everything I do. Will soon be much lighter in the evenings when the clocks change!

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Hmm..interesting. I am definitely not an early bird - it takes me ages to get going in the mornings- but weirdly I find myself wanting to run when I get up and have struggled a lot more with lunchtime runs. Makes no sense to me, but there you go. Haven't tried an evening one yet but when the days get longer I think that may be worth a try...

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