Group Forum: Making Time for Running

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Posted: 02 Feb 2011, 17:08
I was coming to work at 8-9 and now will be coming 9:30-10:00 in order to run guilt free in the mornings. Yeah!

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Posted: 02 Feb 2011, 19:57
Boy I'm Jealous. I wish I had the time to run before work.

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Posted: 03 Feb 2011, 13:16
If I didn't run before work I'm not sure I would have the motivation to come home and do it after work. Kudos to those who run after a long day at work!

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Posted: 03 Feb 2011, 15:04
I'd prefer to run after work, but the guilt of missing out on family time makes that a bad choice for daily runs. Therefore it's up before the sun during the week and save the long runs for the weekend.

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Posted: 04 Feb 2011, 10:22
During the summer I often go out around dawn for my runs. If its a Wednesday (longerish runs) I'll usually start a little earlier. Depending on my work load and what I need to carry back and forth to the office, sometimes I'll run to work instead of driving. For the five miles to work it takes me about 25 minutes longer to run than to drive, not too horrible. However, the winter poses problems. The short days and what seems like incessant ice and snow in the NYC area make it really difficult to make it out at all -- plowing of the paths is lower priority than streets. Thus, running is often on the treadmill or I have to make it to Central Park where the roads are well maintained and lit. Otherwise, if I'm lucky I'll sneak in a run around lunch. Yay for showers at work.

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Posted: 15 Mar 2011, 15:48
I love running early in the morning! Nice to get it out of the way ...and I love being out first thing in the morning Wink

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Posted: 24 Mar 2011, 11:34
I'm training for my first marathon, and I'm finding that the only time I have to fit in my weekday runs is first thing in the morning. When it's an ordinary run, I don't bother to eat anything beforehand and do just fine. But, if I'm doing intervals I find that I get quite tired out (more so than if I were doing the same workout in the evening). I'd like to have a snack before I head out, but want to avoid food that's too heavy. Any suggestions on what I should eat? I've never tried gels - does anyone think that is worth a try?

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Posted: 06 Jun 2011, 19:31
I have found that gels are good for longer runs. As for an interval workout first thing in the morning... try a banana (carb) or a half of a peanut butter (jelly optional) sandwich. You'll have to play around for what your stomach can handle a. first thing in the morning and b. with running... good luck!!

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