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w2r2 - earliest run yet!

I went at 7:40 this morning (I was aiming for 7:30) in an attempt to run when there were less people around. I found it really hard to get up, it was really cold and dark, this probably seems very pathetic to those who are out at 6am, don't know how they do it!

I'm not sure how realistic it is to fit running at 7:30 into my current schedule, although it was much quieter which was really nice. I think I am going to stick to running at 8am for now and end my runs a bit further away from my house so I don't have to finish my run in the busiest area as everyone is on their way to work.

I'm finding this when/where to run very tricky to figure out but I think it's really key to sticking to it.

Next run Saturday moring at 9am (it's different on Saturdays) by the Clyde and aiming to end run before coming back through tunnel.

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Congratulations on going out early. I am not keen on getting out of a warm bed! The only time I've done early ones was when I woke up early anyway (and didn't have to go to work afterwards).

Feeling comfortable about running with people around is tricky, though I'm surprised how much less it bothers me now than it did a few weeks ago. I suppose believing in myself a bit more helps!


8am is pretty early ;-) so I'm impressed.

Like Greenlegs I am getting less bothered about being seen when I am running - I tend to smile and nod at other runners (whilst trying to look all springy and purposeful) and avoid eye contact with 'civillians'.

enjoy Saturday.


Well, I couldn't bear to get up at 7:30 to go running so well done for that! I'm lucky enough not to have to worry about when I get up and I usually go out at about 10:30ish in the morning, late enough for all the school runs to have finished and just at that in-between time before lunch. I can take my time, have some breakfast and be relaxed when I set off.

I agree though that a regular routine is a good thing and helps keep you focussed. If you have a set time, you're much less likely to find excuses not to go!

Good luck with the rest of the programme!


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