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Oct 20, 2010 12:48 PM

Any helpfull ideas for running in the morning in the fall?

Hello everyone,


I started running again a while ago after a knee injury, and running is going quiet well I can say.


I normally run at 06:30.


Lately because it is colder, darker and raining more, I have some troubles getting out of bed, and start running.


There must be someone with some helpfull ideas to handle this..


Thanks for your reaction

  • Surfing_Vol Legend 848 posts since
    Nov 6, 2007

    I am the ultimate non-early bird.  I once broke my toe while in grad school because I had such a hard time waking up I had put my alarm clock in a whole different room.


    That said, I was out of bed at 5 am to run this morning.  How did I do this?


    1) A good alarm.  I use my blackberry.


    2) A routine.  I lay my running gear out the night before.


    3) Something to help get me going.  In my case, a timer on the coffee pot so that it starts brewing right at 5.  I drink a cup while warming up.


    4) Feedback.  When I get finished, I stretch, eat breakfast and prepare my running log.


    I started doing this probably in July.  It was hard, but it's routine now.  I even get up early on the weekends to get my runs in before anyone else gets up.


    Surfing Vol

    "Victory through attrition!"

    Charleston Half-Marathon 1/15/2011 -- 1:52:03

    The Scream! Half-Marathon 7/16/2011 -- 1:56:00

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