Most of my running is done in the afternoon. My Crossfit workouts are typically at 5:00PM. I’m just not much of a morning person. That said, I had a training run to get in today and my afternoon and evening was already booked solid. My only other chance to get the miles in today would be late tonight, in the dark – which I’m not a fan really a fan of. I know a ton of people that would rather run in the morning, to get their day started and now I’ve had a taste of why. Below are the pros and cons that I realized after a morning run:

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Pros:

  • Cooler, crisp air
  • Birds chirping (well, it is spring)
  • Watching the sunrise – okay it was already up this morning, but it was still beautiful
  • Fresher legs, more energy – didn’t have the exhaustion of the day on my body
  • Start the day by listening to some great music and getting exercise – a great feeling
  • Begin the day with a calorie deficit – I love eating healthy foods and if I can eat more, even better.

Cons:

  • Have to wake up earlier – considering the pros, this isn’t much of a deal breaker.
  • Fueling is tricky, depending on the mileage (have to wake up even earlier to do it right)


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