So, do you want to know the best time of day to run?
If you are like most people, you want to get the maximum benefit from any exercise or fitness activity. I know that as a runner, I never stop looking or ways to get the maximum benefit from the effort I put in to my runs. For many people, this is the same motivation behind the question of when is the best time of day to run?
As mentioned in a previous post, I personally prefer later in the day. I know many runners who prefer to be up at the crack of dawn (or even earlier!). Some people find it invigorating to start their day this way – while others just want to get their run out of the way as early as possible. I prefer to save it for later as a stress reliever and a way to leave all the “stuff of the day” out on the trail.
Whether you end up being a morning runner or not, most people find that after experimenting and varying the time of day they will find a time that naturally resonates with their own personal makeup. There are night people that feel like they are “just getting started” late in the evening and morning people who wake up bouncy, and others that don’t want anyone around until they have had a chance to thoroughly wake up – and it is the same way with running. In my next post – so how do you find your best time of day?