The controversy rages on. People are choosing sides and if you are of a different type you are the enemy. Okay, not really but now that I have your attention please read on.
What type of athlete are you? A “get it done early in the morning” type or an “I’ll do it in the evening” type? There is no right or wrong answer, just personal preference and the proponents of either can list a myriad of benefits to doing it their way.
I have done both and I can tell you without a second thought that my preference is evenings. I have something to look forward to all day long. It is a great way to relieve and burn off stress from the day. There is no time pressure to get done because I have to get ready for work or school. I can sleep in on my days off, and I do enjoy sleeping in, unless I choose to do otherwise. I can enjoy beautiful sunsets and always have a great excuse for not getting my yard work done. When I travel out of town on business it also works well to keep me out of the bars.
Morning runners on the other hand have alarm clocks waking them up at awful hours. They go to bed earlier because they are getting up so early. Sometimes they have to cut things short because they have to leave for work. Usually they have not even enjoyed the first cup of coffee before they are out the door, I mean really, can you imagine?!
One benefit of morning running is the beautiful sunrises you can enjoy while outside. Of course, if I am up I can enjoy one from my front porch with a nice cup of coffee in my hands. Or if it happens to be my weekend long run I am usually seeing the sunrise from wherever I happen to be running which is a nice change of scenery fro my front porch.
Okay morning people, fire back with your comments below and let me know how wrong or misguided I am.
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