I often run in the evening, but would love to get the motivation to run in the morning. I am finding it very hard to get up early enough and put my trainers on!!! Any useful tips on morning motivation!!!
I have a 9 year old - he wakes around 5 so I get up with him at 5:30 get him some cereal etc and am out the door at 5:40 - don't always feel like it but once I am up and out I feel great - (AND the run is done for the day which is a brilliant feeling) - I f you haven't got an early waking 9 year old would you like to buy one!!!!
Haha, no 9 years olds and teaching children with autism means I would not like to purchase one just now as that tires me out enough!! Thanks for the advise, I may use that later in life
I'm dabbling with this at the moment and find it hard to get out of bed!, once out it's great as it's so quiet compared to the evenings so can run mostly on the roads with no hold ups at junctions etc & it sets up the day nicely.
One thing I definitely have to do is get all the kit ready the night before, so can get up & go without thinking about where things are.
I tend to look at the forecast and if it's dry in the morning but pi$$ing down in the evening then that is usually good motivation
I'm a regular morning runner and once you get into the habit it's fine! I started morning runs in the summer (light mornings!) and continued the habit. Morning motivation will be easier once spring and lighter mornings are here.
I am a morning runner, well not at the moment as I am injured.
There is a good thread already going for early risers
I've been out for a run at 1am, does that count as early morning!?
In all seriousness, I need to find my mojo for morning running, I'm going to make myself go out at 10am on Saturday rather than my usual 2pm.
I changed to morning running about 18 months ago. Basically, just do it! Set your alarm for whatever time you choose, get up without thinking about it for too long and head out as soon as you can. The more time you give yourself to think about it, the harder it will be.
You will be a lot more tired than usual until you adjust but the feeling of having your run done so early in the day is hard to beat. It's usually a lot more peaceful early morning as well. I'd never go back to running after work.
I agree with rubbishrunner, just do it - I do find speedwork harder in the mronings than I ever did in the evening, but again once I start I carry on -
A hate of running at the end of the day and forcing myself to go to bed early combine to allow me to get up at any time to run. Going to bed early is key. Go to bed early!
I am so not a morning person but about four years ago when my youngest child was a small baby, getting out early, before husband went to work was my only window so I 'retrained' myself to be such to get out for a run. And it worked too, I used to lay everything out night before and just not engage my brain while making a quick cuppa and a handful of dried apricots and raisins and just go. Never had ambitious plans like speedwork or anything but once I got going was surprised how far I could go. Ultimately I used to get up and do my long marathon training run at 6am which got it out the way nicely.
Always feel so smug too as the rest of the day is ahead and nothing will get in the way of that run now, job done.
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Prep everything the night before then a strong coffee just as you go to bed. This way you should fall asleep before the caffein kicks in but wake up buzzing and needing the toilet.
It does help if you are a morning person
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