>General Running>Should I just run right away every morning?
Doc, my tooth hurts
For me it's a necessity. There is no way I'm getting a run done on the days I work after work. I wouldn't be starting until like 7pm or later and usually don't have the energy to do it. More than that I don't sleep well when I run that late at night even if it's 5 miles, let alone something like 13 miles.
My morning routine
1)set alarm anywhere from 450-545 depending on how far I have to run, which can be from 4-15 miles.
3)a couple drinks of water, probably 8-10oz total, some raisins to eat usually.
4)check the weather
5)running clothes and gear on
6)maybe sit around waiting to use restroom
8)out the door.
9)back by about 7 or so and get ready for work and out the door at 730am
Luckily for me if I need to use the bathroom on the course, there are a couple porta potties that are set up all year round.
I like getting up and running every morning and usually say to myself "I'm getting up and doing this because it won't get done otherwise." I actually find it harder to get motivated on weekends since I can get up and not have to be anywhere right away. I will just make it a point to go to bed earlier most nights since it's a good routine to get in to. Yes I would love to stay up and watch some TV show or sports, but that's why there is DVR. I just don't see the point of staying up just to stay up unless I'm doing something productive and/or social.
find some friends to meet up with to run! it helps so much. I meet up with friends 4 mornings a week. so many days i don't want to get out of bed, but i do bc it's fun to hang out with them in the mornings while we run.
I do it in the morning, even though I'm not a morning person. I enjoy having to yield to vehicles and large groups of people even less than I like mornings, so do just do it. I have a bit of caffeine to clear my head and my digestive system, start hydrating, and go outside. I enjoy feeling that I have the world to myself. </delusions of grandeur>
Lynne's Kids 5K 11/22/12 - 25:22
Jerusalem Marathon 03/01/13 - 4:53:34
Cambridge CityRun 5-Miler 04/07/13 - 42:21 (8:36.9 improvement over 2012)
Boston's Run to Remember Half-Marathon 05/26/13 - 2:10:48
Newton 10K 06/02/13 - 57:01.9 (9:12.1 improvement over 2012)
B.A.A. 10K 06/23/13 - 1:03:24
Lynch/Van Otterloo YMCA Firecracker 4 07/04/13 - 45:24
Weston 5-Miler 07/18/13 - 52:16.6
Mass Ave Mile 07/21/13 - 8:07
B.A.A. Half-Marathon 10/13/13 - 2:13:54
Bill's Pizzeria 5K 10/27/13 - 27:53
Fattman Chilly Cup Half-Marathon 11/10/13 - 2:28:39
Marine Corps Marathon 10/26/2014
Running for TJ
I wake up at 4:30am five times a week to run. I only allow myself one "snooze" and then I have to get up.
I do drink one small glass of water before I leave to run but don't eat anything.
For me, the morning is my time to run. I do not enjoy the evening running, don't know why...I just don't. Whatever you do, make a plan for yourself and stick to it.
You have to run through the valley if you want to get to the mountain top!
Next goal: Mad Marsh 50K (November 2014)