Every runner’s schedule and training plan differs. And deciding when to do your run may primarily be impacted by the other obligations in your life. Runners that are are on a strict training plan tend to preplan their runs and when it’ll work best for them. Others run for fun and when they feel like it or the weather is good.
I wish I was a morning runner. I’m a morning person for sure and definitely like to get my weekend runs done first thing. But during the week when I know I have to get up early for work, its a lot for me to wake up 2 hours earlier to run; especially when it’s cold out. During the week, I fit my runs in right after work. I drive from work to the gym and get on the treadmill first thing or I drive straight home if I’m going to run outside. Any stops along the way, and I usually lose my motivation. However, on the weekends, I run first thing in the morning. I set out my gear the night before and set the automatic coffee maker.
Is there any best time of day to run? I don’t believe so. You need to run when your schedule allows you to. A lot of people have to balance work, kids, and other responsibilities. So typically, their run isn’t first on their daily priority list.
What is your favorite time of the day to get your run in?
What impacts what time of day you run?