I'm not normally a morning runner, perferring to run evenings, but as all races start mornings, and I'm busy training for 10k run in 3 weeks, thought I'd try running early today.
Ate porridge one hour before my run, plus one cup coffee and one glass water. Went out about 8.30am. 0-4 miles were awful, really slow, legs felt weak, energy zero. Miles 4-6 were better.
Any ideas what I can do differently? As I said, run in 3 weeks, and at this morning's pace, I'm really not going to achieve my goal time.
i dont eat in the mornin
dont worry i always felt like crap when i started my a.m runs,
they still feel more of an effort but its great to get them over with first thing
relax they will get easier
Hi all im upto 5k but want to increase my pace as well as distance what should I concentrate on to first?
Any advise will be great
Get up, drink of water, stretch and out the door.
I'm often half aslee,p but love morning running !
If your really worried about it then I find a nutrigrain bar or small banana about an hour before helps me! I love morning running and tend to perform better this time of the day however I need to little bit of fuel before setting off and it seems to work for me! Everyone is different though; Porridge is amazing fuel but I would give myself at least a three hour window between eating that and running!
Overall though - fluid is crucial and definitely more important in the mornings providing you had a good meal the night before! Hope that helps
When I run in the morning it feels like I'm running much slower than in the afternoon. I would sware that effort to get up to usual speed feels much harder than in the evening and I have to run slower as a result. However, when I check the time/speed I actually run just as fast; it just feels slower.
Have you tried timing your evening and morning runs to see if there is any real difference?
Thanks everyone for your comments. I really thought eating before running was the best thing, but I'll concentrate on the fluids more next time and see if that's better.
I did remember I'd had a couple of glasses of wine the night before too, so perhaps that didn't help....
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