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early morning running. Am I the only one??

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    Do you run 1st thing in the morning??? I have a 4 year old daughter so at the weekends the only chance I get to run is first thing in the morning when she is still asleep. I love watching the rest of the world slowly wake up and on my return home the smell of fresh coffee waiting my return. Do you also run 1st thing? If so what is the earliest time? 
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    Do you run 1st thing in the morning??? I have a 4 year old daughter so at the weekends the only chance I get to run is first thing in the morning when she is still asleep. I love watching the rest of the world slowly wake up and on my return home the smell of fresh coffee waiting my return. Do you also run 1st thing? If so what is the earliest time?
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    ready for my 6th consecutive Snowdonia marathon
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    I do most of my long runs at the weekend, leaving the house before 6am and getting back before my wife and kids get up!! A bit easier to do it this time of the year - when it gets darker (and colder) it is more of a struggle and a bit restrictive given the lack of lighting where I live - a good head torch is vital! 
     
    I do most of my long runs at the weekend, leaving the house before 6am and getting back before my wife and kids get up!! A bit easier to do it this time of the year - when it gets darker (and colder) it is more of a struggle and a bit restrictive given the lack of lighting where I live - a good head torch is vital!
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    I,am a shift worker,so when i working in the afternoon i like to go first thing in the morning especially on a winters morning.When that cool crisp air gets into your lungs, can,t beat. 
     
    I,am a shift worker,so when i working in the afternoon i like to go first thing in the morning especially on a winters morning.When that cool crisp air gets into your lungs, can,t beat.
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    Is back in the room
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    What do you guys do about eating in the mornings before your run as I struggle a little due to lack of energy. 
     
    What do you guys do about eating in the mornings before your run as I struggle a little due to lack of energy.
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    ready for my 6th consecutive Snowdonia marathon
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    The longest I will go out for 1st thing will be about 2h30m. Personally, I will take a running belt with 500ml of sports drink and one gel for anything more than 1h30m - anyhing less, more often than not I don't bother. I have started to ensure I have a For Goodness Shake within 20mins of the run. Seems to work for me 
     
    The longest I will go out for 1st thing will be about 2h30m. Personally, I will take a running belt with 500ml of sports drink and one gel for anything more than 1h30m - anyhing less, more often than not I don't bother. I have started to ensure I have a For Goodness Shake within 20mins of the run. Seems to work for me
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    Is back in the room
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    Thanks.  To be honest, I've only got about 1 hour in the mornings anyway so I think I'll be ok.  I think half of the problem is getting my lazy ass out of bed in the first place! 
     
    Thanks.  To be honest, I've only got about 1 hour in the mornings anyway so I think I'll be ok.  I think half of the problem is getting my lazy ass out of bed in the first place!
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    The Worlds Finest Running Apparel
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    I have a banana or some toast and some juice before the run which keeps me going
    Next time you can't sleep and awake at 5am try going for a run, it really is refreshing and sets you up for the day
     
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    I have a banana or some toast and some juice before the run which keeps me going
    Next time you can't sleep and awake at 5am try going for a run, it really is refreshing and sets you up for the day
    
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    Is back in the room
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    That's the thing.  On the rare occasion I do go out early, I love it and feel invincible (well, until lunch!) but it is that mental barrier of getting up and thinking, I have no energy. I think I need to just man up, set the alarm - and maybe even a cheeky little reward lined up!! 
     
    That's the thing.  On the rare occasion I do go out early, I love it and feel invincible (well, until lunch!) but it is that mental barrier of getting up and thinking, I have no energy. I think I need to just man up, set the alarm - and maybe even a cheeky little reward lined up!!
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    In training for my 5th 12 hour race.
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    I've always wanted to be one of those extra keen types I see bouncing along the road at sparrow-fart time.  I've got into the 'bad' habit of taking hours to psyche up to getting out on the road, track and cricket oval.  One tricky thing though, (excuse?), is that I work a few nights per week, finishing at 9 am, and it's so hard to break the habit of taking it easy on the morning of the other days.  I've always wondered though if jumping out of bed and running at dawn is a good thing? 
     
    I've always wanted to be one of those extra keen types I see bouncing along the road at sparrow-fart time.  I've got into the 'bad' habit of taking hours to psyche up to getting out on the road, track and cricket oval.  One tricky thing though, (excuse?), is that I work a few nights per week, finishing at 9 am, and it's so hard to break the habit of taking it easy on the morning of the other days.  I've always wondered though if jumping out of bed and running at dawn is a good thing?
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    Gearing up to go running...tomorrow morning :)
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    I have the same motivation block as most of you do for morning runs, but with three small kids it is the only time I can run, except for after 9 p.m. which I am usually shattered.
    
    A 'trick' I've learned to do that helps me out is have your clothes ready to go shirt, shorts, socks, and shoes all in a neat pile either beside your bed or I usually put them downstairs in the living room.  I literally have to jump out of the bed to get myself going when the alarm goes off. 
    [signature]Regards,
    
    Chuck 
    I have the same motivation block as most of you do for morning runs, but with three small kids it is the only time I can run, except for after 9 p.m. which I am usually shattered.
    
    A 'trick' I've learned to do that helps me out is have your clothes ready to go shirt, shorts, socks, and shoes all in a neat pile either beside your bed or I usually put them downstairs in the living room.  I literally have to jump out of the bed to get myself going when the alarm goes off.
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    Completed the Warrington 1/2 Marathon and training for the Brighton Marathon
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    I travel a lot for work and for me often its the only chance in a day. 
    When I find myself at a conference it's also a good chance to run with colleagues and I even know some work-a-holics that took up running so they didn't miss out on the networking opportunity when working away with colleagues. The positive side of this is the accountability of meeting others to run at 7:30.
    
    I made the mistake of getting my wife into running and while training for a marathon recently I was leaving at 7am to be back for 10am so I saw the family and also gave her a chance to run after breakfast.
    
    I only eat if going over 1.5 hours and usually have a banana, gels, sports drinks and sweets like Jelly Babies and wine gums depending on how far I'm going. Running belt is a must for over 1/2 marathon distance. 
     
    I travel a lot for work and for me often its the only chance in a day. 
    When I find myself at a conference it's also a good chance to run with colleagues and I even know some work-a-holics that took up running so they didn't miss out on the networking opportunity when working away with colleagues. The positive side of this is the accountability of meeting others to run at 7:30.
    
    I made the mistake of getting my wife into running and while training for a marathon recently I was leaving at 7am to be back for 10am so I saw the family and also gave her a chance to run after breakfast.
    
    I only eat if going over 1.5 hours and usually have a banana, gels, sports drinks and sweets like Jelly Babies and wine gums depending on how far I'm going. Running belt is a must for over 1/2 marathon distance.
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    doing it for the boy
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    I jog 5 miles at 5am 4 times a week after a 11hr workshift. As there is no transport at that time to fife so i jog from waverly to the gyle when next train is available.
    I then jog 1.2 miles up hill home
    Going to work i jog the 1.2 miles then after gettin train jog 1.3 miles
    to work.
    I occasionally oycle the 18 miles (on a nice day). 
    Iam not the fittest/slimmest bloke in the world. but i try my best
    and have signed up for the edinburgh Cramond 5k for the stroke charity in march 2011.
     
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    I jog 5 miles at 5am 4 times a week after a 11hr workshift. As there is no transport at that time to fife so i jog from waverly to the gyle when next train is available.
    I then jog 1.2 miles up hill home
    Going to work i jog the 1.2 miles then after gettin train jog 1.3 miles
    to work.
    I occasionally oycle the 18 miles (on a nice day). 
    Iam not the fittest/slimmest bloke in the world. but i try my best
    and have signed up for the edinburgh Cramond 5k for the stroke charity in march 2011.
    
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    My baby girl feeds at around 4-5am, I do the feed and then go out for my runs then. Keeps me in the good books with the missus and I really enjoy the early morning dark runs. Can be a struggle to get out of bed but you have no choice when the baby is screaming at you.
    I have a banana or a slice or two of soreen before my longer runs :) 
     
    My baby girl feeds at around 4-5am, I do the feed and then go out for my runs then. Keeps me in the good books with the missus and I really enjoy the early morning dark runs. Can be a struggle to get out of bed but you have no choice when the baby is screaming at you.
    I have a banana or a slice or two of soreen before my longer runs :)
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    I'm getting there!! :-)
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    Hi All
    And I thought I was the only nutter going out in the morning! ;-)
    It sure does set you up for the day, easy for me to say as I am only doing 35 - 40 min at the moment.
     
     
    Hi All
    And I thought I was the only nutter going out in the morning! ;-)
    It sure does set you up for the day, easy for me to say as I am only doing 35 - 40 min at the moment.
    
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