5:40 five mornings a week for pool or run plus a couple of evening runs at the weekend.
morning runs on empty stomach but i do now bring water on 8 miles or more.
I don't eat either before an early morning but then don't eat before any run as I get stitches too easily.
I agree, what you eat for dinner the night before should see you through. I do try to keep myself hydrated through the night though & and also keep a Lucozade next to the bed if I'm planning a longer run.
getting up at 4am and getting a 5am train to London!? What is it, a 2-3hour commute then?! There's got to be a time where you've completely exceeded the work life balance, and I think 4-6hours of commuting must smash through that point!!
I live a couple of miles from work and still struggle to run mornings. I find lunch and evenings suit, as long as the evening run is done straight away when home, say, 5:30.
Having said this I often get up at 6am on a sunday to get out and run up to 16miles at 7am!
Now that feels like commitment!
My body seems to work to a fairly simple rule of decreasing physical activity as the day wears on. I get up at 5:00 for a 5:30 run which is brill this time of year, yeah it sucks in the winter, but I tend to use my treadmill then, as there are no street lights or pavement where i am, so it's not too bad. gradually through the day I do less and less until finally its bed time . I've tried running later in the day, but i can't seem to get it together the same as I can in the morning.
Like Corinithian, I have to leave at least 3 hrs between eating and running otherwise it's .
So, early morning start for me, I never eat or drink beforehand as I can't - I've got used to it and doing it that way suits me. Weekdays, I have to be back by 6.30am, so work my schedule accordingly. Sundays, I'm always out at 6.30am, otherwise I wouldn't be able to get back in time, so at least I get an extra hour lie-in .
I do find evening runs a lot harder to fit in there always seems to be so many distractions & people demanding your time -after my morning run I normally get back in the house about 7 by which time husband has made breakfast for the kids & he leaves for work about 7.30. The morning has to be timed precisely & can be pretty hectic but I always feel much better during the day knowing that I have done my run I couldnt do it without hubbys help - am usually knackered at end of the day though & boy can I sleep I am normally in bed by 9.30 !!!
OMG just painted a great picture of what my hubby has to put up with!!
I'm another member of the 5:30am club...
However, I have done a couple of evening, (after work - 6pm) runs recently and really noticed the traffic, dog-walkers, chavs, noise, heat etc...
MUCH prefer the morning sessions for all the reasons given by others!
I'm normally heading for bed around 9pm though... Unless it's the weekend when I'll probably have a snooze in the afternoon to recharge my batteries
Trouble is working in London the poor work life balance is normal here. You don';t realise it is unusual.
Door to door, the commute is 1hr .40mins. Get in office for 7.30am in order that I can make sure I get out the door at 5pm otherwise there is no evening left.
Being a girl I hate running lunchtimes as it is so much faff getting changed, showered, hair and make-up so thats not an option. I am not one of those lucky women who just end up midely glowing. me, I'm a drowed rat.
Rather run in the evening and have treadmill at home so I can jump straight on that while hubby cooks tea. Not ideal but better than nothing.
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