Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??



  • Great pics Chris.
  • PoacherPoacher ✭✭✭

    Super pics of the best time of day.

    I sometimes finish wo*k at 0200 then run 15m along the canal back to the car by torchlight. It can be quite spooky & my colleagues don't understand. They are usually still drinking when I get home.  

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  • Brilliant photos Chris - now you need to start another thread with photosimage.  We could all snap and post image.
  • What a really good idea...
  • PhilKPhilK ✭✭✭

    I was always an evening runner (when I first started it was dark so no one could see me,bonus!), I couldn't understand why on Earth someone would want to get out of bed early just to run. I did try it, once, and hated every step of the way plus I was starving so had no energy.

    However, lately work has been hectic so the only time I can run is in the morning. Tried it again and found it was OK, did it a few more times that week and actually enjoyed the peace and tranquility, only seeing cyclists on their way to work or other runers. Now I thoroughly enjoy 6am runs. But only 3 times a week!

  • Went out at 5.30 after the idiots next door finished their party.

    Think I could get into the early stuff as I had bags of energy, although it could have been the adrenaline as I was fuming.   

  • Me! I set my alarm for 8 and was out by 9 this morning! That's stupid O clock on a Saturday morning!
  • loulabellloulabell ✭✭✭

    mornings def work for me , like a lot of mums its difficult to get out after work due to kids/meals/baths etc. my friend and i ran all through winter setting out as soon as it was light enough to see our feet in front of us! like someone else mentioned, non-runners dont understand why you would want to get up on a freezing morning on a weekend to run at 7am, but i tthink its great.

    i dont run with an ipod as i love the peace , the wildlife waking up i get to see, and being part of that group of people whom you nod and gasp 'hello' to when you are out at that bizarre time of day. sometimes i do run midday time if its only time avaliable to me , but its really not the same. image

    join the morning gang everybody-its another world!!

  • I am early bird (think its to do with paper round from age 11 -16) I always run before 6am usually have a banana and a coffee and then off I go (not at the moment though PF diagnosed yesterday) I was up at 5am this morning dying to get out and run
  • I'd a lie in this morning image

    Got Mrs B from a works BBQ then blethered to oldest son when we got in. Normanal service resumes again 'at stupid o'clock' on Monday morning.

  • Not long finished my LSR (17 Miles) Up and down the banks of the Tyne - beautiful morning, very misty at first but it soon cleared.
  • this is stupid o'clock to me as it is getting warm and I aint been out for my slowy yetimage
  • Up even earlier than normal, cold out though.  Anyhow, mine done and dusted, not as many as Corinthian, but 2 1/2 hrs out there.  No time to take photos though. . .

  • Have come to conclusion that 5am is not "stupid o'clock" but "sensible o'clock" - had lie in this morning and went out at 9.  Too hot, too much trraffic & can't believe its nearly 12 o'clock!! However on plus side without having to be back in for certain time did manage 13.12 mile along cliffs & seafront image
  • I couldn't agree more. I go out at 06:15 (after half an hour waking up time) for three mornings during the working week. At the weekends it is usually between 8 and 9 am though.

    Still quiet and all the neds are in their beds till lunchtime sleeping off their hangovers.

    When I get home from work at 7:30 pm I haven't eaten since 12:00 and am usually hungry. I never really feel hungry in the morning and have to force myself to eat a couple of bananas after my early morning runs.

    As far as being worried I would think it is a lot safer at that time than running in the eveniing. It is also a lot safer running off road at any time rather than running around streets full of dodgy characters.

  • Stevie  GStevie G ✭✭✭

    can't match some of the craziness on here, but did gte up at 6am to run 16miles at 7am today. That strikes me as fairly crazy, and would be incredibly crazy to any normal people, but on this forum I think it's pretty standard fare image

  • I'm tempted to get up for a Summer Solstice run tomorrow. Sunrise is at 4:46am!!
  • Well done Stevie G today.
  • Up and ran at 5am this morning. Beautiful sunrise over Kilpatrick Hills and River Clyde. Great start to day.My legs heavy as I did a Fartlek session !
  • Mid-Summer's Day. Woken by a particularly noisy dawn chorus at 4am and out for a 5 mile x-country run at 4:30. Unfortunately there were too many clouds to get a good summer solstice sunrise but as always it's the best time of the day to be out and about.
  • loulabellloulabell ✭✭✭

    oh blimey stevie G, i need someone like you to get me to run 16miles!! or just 13 would be a startimage.....hhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeellllllpppppppp.

    not sure my legs can run that far yet although id like them toimage

  • Nice gentle 4 miler - saw deer, a red kite and hundreds of rabbits
  • Steady run at 5am no deer, only squirrels,rabbits and a fox this morning.Cracking sunny morning too.

    Good to know others like Corinthian are up and out at the same time of the morning !

  • up at 4:30 am - bl*ddy rest day as wellimage
  • Habit Stu, habitimage
  • yip -I want to break the bu&&er-lolimage. In my teens I was a blob in the bed for 18 out of 24 hours-what happened?
  • Not quite as early as you lot but up at 5 every day and if not commuting then I'm out enjoying the wildlife and peace and quiet, saw my first early morning drunk for a while this morning as well, as long as you're not close enough to smell the booze then they're always good at shouting/slurring some motivation at you!
  • MrsK8MrsK8 ✭✭✭
    God, I got up late this morning compared to some of you!

    Out the door before 6am. Now we're in the summer months, the light mornings are luuuuvvly! The only problem for me is my damn hayfever. It seemed really warm today compared to last week which still had a chill in the air.
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