Running in the Morning

This week we have been hit with our first real stretch of hot weather with temperatures reaching 25-30. In an effort to beat the heat my plan is to start running in the morning before I go to work once again.

You may recall that I regularly ran in the morning last year when I was training for my fall marathon. However, when I started training for this year’s Ottawa Marathon I went back to running home after work.

The big adjustment I will have to get used to again is trying to get back in the habit of going to bed earlier so it is not too difficult to get up in the morning.

Yesterday was my first attempt at running in the morning again. My daughter and I were awake around 5:30 so I got ready and loaded her in the Chariot and we headed out. We made a quick stop at Starbucks to grab a muffin so she would have something to eat for the ride.

We ended up doing just over 9 km and I still had time to have breakfast and make it to work on time. So far so good for my plan to beat the heat by running in the morning!

Today was a rest day but tomorrow my plan is to run in the morning once again although if I do not get off here and get to bed shortly that may prove to be difficult.

How do you beat the heat? Do you alter your running schedule?

2 thoughts on “Running in the Morning”

  1. I love to run in the morning! The feeling of accomplishment while everyone is still asleep is very satisfying for me. If I run at night I have to slow down because of the heat….

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