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Back to Normal with a 5am run !
Warm. but clammy. Enjoyed it.
Cracking early run this morning.
Sun breaking over hills, as I ran along the banks of the Clyde.
Great to be out.
Just 'flowed along' on my stupid o clock run today !
No reason why that should have happened. Sometimes it just happens and I 'go with the flow'
Fartek this morning,it was warm, but very overcast.
Still, the beauty of running at this time is that nobody makes demands on you !
Belated morning to lfc, Vixx76 and C67.
Jamie; Agree with your above sentiments.
Jamie; Agree with your above sentiments !
Please ignore my above comments they were meant for Long Green Thread ! opps
Still agree with yours Jamie !
People - do you eat anything prior to your morning run?
I read from somewhere that having even a tiniest amount of food would be better for fat burning capacity, energy, etc
However I simply cannot eat if I run that early as it just starts off my digestion and my running will consists of nothing but loo breaks.I'd have to leave running at least for couple of hours after eating.
I suffered from massive hangover yesterday and decided to tackle with 7 mile run this morning. I'm so glad I did. Was back home before 7am and feel fantastic!!!
Loving the fresh air!
I get up at 5am on two days during Mon- Fri and run 6-8 miles before work, and I'm always out by 7am on a Sunday to run 10-15 miles. Always on an empty stomach. I run on a treadmill in my work gym on the three other work week days and I have Saturdays off
I always take a drink with me, but I daren't have one before I go because that would defo mean a loo stop somewhere. I have some routes where having a wee is no problem, but other more urban routes where I can't.
I always exercise in the mornings, on the odd occasion that I've run in the evening I find my legs feel much heavier.
Also there is less traffic about in the mornings. I love running through the empty streets.
I prefer to run in the morning (although not always as early as some of you on here!)
I don't eat anything before I run but I always clean my teeth before I go. This wakes me up, plus, I don't like the thought of huffing and puffing with morning breath. My OH takes the p*ss though - am I alone in this habit?
Back to a normal 'stupid o clock' run for me today.
It was great.
I tend to run my training schedule of 6 days per week so I have a reasonable amount of time for recovery from the hard sessions, so it usually goes like this:
Monday 19:00 Track day hard 40 minutes coached intervals to exhaustion.
Tuesday day off
Wednesday 04:15 stupid o'clock easy session
Thursday 04:15 stupid o'clock hard fartlek
Friday 04:15 stupid o'clock easy session
Saturday midday long run 12 miles plus at whatever pace I wish to do
Sunday 07:00 easy session to make up to 40 - 45 miles for the week
That usually gives me good recovery time and my weekend times are not too early so I run somewhere near the times when races start. Of course when there is a race my schedule is adapted to cope with it, although I tend now not to taper for anything that is 10k or less as I just treat it as a hard session.
Oh, and early mornings are glass of water, sip of energy drink and then out the door. When I get back, hard session mornings I treat myself to choccy milk with whey protein within 10 minutes of finishing but whichever case I have my breakfast within an hour of exercise.