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    afraidoffat is offline Registered User
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    Running morning vs. night

    Just a quick question what do you guys as runner believe is the best time to run? I used to run at like 6:30 in the morning when it was still a little chilly but now gow in the warm afternoon or in the after sun sets nighttime. Is it possible that you can burn more calories in the very early morning or late at night because it is colder and your body burns more calories to keep you warm? Also is the cold air bad for lungs?

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    fuelsofar is offline Third Set
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    i wouldnt mind knowing either.. cause im in canada atm and i dont know if i should go running in -5 C weather.. for 1id look like a dumbass and 2 my lungs would freeze...

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    Running in cold isn't bad for you, unless you're not properly wrapped up - in which case it's just an issue of being cold. I suggest you wear a set of sweats/underarmor, gloves, and a hat.

    BTW, this is in cold as in maybe 15-35 F. If it gets colder, I'm not sure

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    Servo888 is offline First Set
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    If you run at night, put on something reflective, or something that gives off some light. Make yourself visiable, because people in the morning are either to sleepy to drive, or late at night are to tired to care what's infront of them.

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    I have a friend who is seriously into running (she took part in local runs and marathons and all that), and, from her experience, mornings seem to be the best time for her, mainly because the streets are completely empty and the air is remarkably fresh, so it does an amazing job of waking you up and getting you set up for the day. Evenings, on the other hand, didn't seem such a terribly good idea, mainly because most of the time she'd be quite exhausted come evening, so running was more of a struggle and less of a relaxing way of spending an early morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G_C
    I have a friend who is seriously into running (she took part in local runs and marathons and all that), and, from her experience, mornings seem to be the best time for her, mainly because the streets are completely empty and the air is remarkably fresh, so it does an amazing job of waking you up and getting you set up for the day. Evenings, on the other hand, didn't seem such a terribly good idea, mainly because most of the time she'd be quite exhausted come evening, so running was more of a struggle and less of a relaxing way of spending an early morning.
    this is very true :-D

    its a good way to get it out of the way and not having to worry if ull have the energy later.. as for it giving you energy.. it puts me to sleep throughout all my classes in school.. ;D i dotn think i was getting the right nutritions tho.. :-s

    whats the proper diet for when you run in the morning.. what i did was drink 16 oz of water after waking up then when i get back from running i ate my oatmeal.. should i be consuming more food since i just burned off a lot of calories? hence more energy? -.-

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    Yea i think oatmeal isn't enough. I read in a runners mag and from coaches that you need to eat a lot and protein if you did like a hard run. I'm not sure if its true but i heard if you don't eat enough you can lose muscle mass because your body needs more energy.

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    Dancer-dame is offline In Orientation
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    Is it better to run on an empty stomach?

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    ibnzmusician is offline Registered User
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    I've heard that running on an empty stomach is better for you (less food in you means less carbs to burn meaning that your body has to rely on fat to burn) but personally, I can't run on an empty stomach. I find that I simply don't have the energy to run as much as I normally would, and thus, I don't burn the same calories anyway.

    I don't think that you need to eat a huge amount to compensate for the energy lost running. Some gatorade, a banana (those are amazing for runners) and maybe an extra bagel should be enough to balance everything out. If you're trying to gain weight, though, I guess you'd probably want to eat more.

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    I run quite late and have been running for the last 7 or so odd months, I have lost like heaps of fat, I lost 15kgs and got real fit and strong in the process.
    My routine is kind of weird, I eat my dinner at like 5pm and then run around 9.30pm, I live in New Zealand it can be cold at times but It doesn't snow.
    The streets are nice and quiet and empty,and I like running when its cold so I dont overheat.
    Um...is it healthy running so late? lol

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    ibnzmusician is offline Registered User
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    Well, I don't see any problem with it aside from perhaps making it a bit more difficult for you to sleep. (Unless you're running real hard, you'll probably feel kind of energized after a run... but if that's not an issue now, it's not going to start becoming one.)

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    After the run im pretty wasted, about 12 midnight im out like a light!

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    I love to run. I do it as often as possible which is about every day.

    To answer a few things. First running in the cold as mentioned earlier is not bad for you. Be certain if it's below freezing temps to protect your trachea. Be sure to layer. The layering should match the type of run you intend to do. For most of the running everyone here is talking about. You should have approximately 3 layers. The first layer is a wicking layer(material that pulls moisture away from the body). The second layer should be a long sleeve shirt or sweat shirt. The final outer layer should be some kind of windbreaking material.

    It takes more energy to run in the cold than it does when it's warm. Shivering takes energy plain and simple. There are some oxygen related issues to run in the cold as well.

    Running in the morning as opposed to running at night. Which is better? I've read that getting your metabolism going early in the morning can help keep it higher all day. How much? I don't know but it would make sense. I prefer to run at night. I think any benefits to running at one time as opposed to another are minimal and whatever time it is that you like to run would be better. It's easier to maintain a habit if it's something you like.

    Running without eating. I can tell you that I personally run on an empty stomach. I think it's not as good as running after haven eaten. Like a car, would you go for a drive on an empty tank? I once again refer to the "Make it easier for yourself". If you like to do it one way as opposed to another, it might be better to do so as you'll be more likely to maintain it.

    I'm not an expert, I read a lot, I run a lot. If I'm wrong somewhere in what I've said, please point it out.

    rustensa

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    I tottaly agree with your comments because I too follow a very similar routine, I run at night and also after I have eaten(not straight after eating something lol, but obviously a few hours later).

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    I hear eat an hour before hand, or if you have eaten wait an hour and then wait another hour after to eat again.

    I can't run in the morning because of school, and there is no way I am waking up earlier than I already do.

    So, I usually run after school...yes I am usually pretty tired from sitting through a thrilling 8 hours of bla bla each day but I can still usually get the amount of time and distance that I want from running in.

    On the weekends I usually run at 11:00 in the morning though, I like to get it out of the way so I have time for other things later in the day.

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