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For a beginner, what is the best time to run is always a doubt. This guide will help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of the different timingsREAD MORE
When you first begin your running sessions, do you often wonder what is the best time to run? Although most of us make choices based on convenience or liking towards a particular time.
This guide will help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of the different timings.
With all apologies to committed fans of early morning runs, the morning is not the best time to train. There are a few reasons for this:
Many runners choose to run during their lunch breaks (at the risk of skipping a real meal) to avoid cutting into the leisure time that follows their work day. The body – though not at its peak – performs better than at the early hours of the morning.
It is therefore possible to plan for a higher-quality workout. With these advantages:
The body is at its most competitive between 5:00 and 7:00 PM. According to many studies conducted on runners (but also swimmers and cyclists), performance increases by 5% to 10% at the end of the day. Muscle power and pulmonary capacity: all lights are green.
It is logical to try to train before your usual dinnertime, whenever possible. However, keep in mind that it is sometimes difficult to get motivated at the end of the day. It has been found that morning runners train more regularly than runners who prefer the second half of the day.
The late afternoon session to choose: After a warm-up of at least 20 minutes, work at the target pace for your upcoming competition. And finish your session with a series of sprints (10 times 30/30 or 5 times 2 minutes fast, 1 minute jog). Cool down for around 15 minutes.
Running should be built into your family and work schedule as harmoniously as possible. It is certainly worth making a few sacrifices – particularly as a competition approaches – but training should never be a source of imbalance at a personal level.
It is better not to get obsessed by the time of certain sessions and to make peace with the part of yourself that dreams of the ideal training conditions and constantly improving your performance. Morning, mid-day, or late afternoon: one kilometre is always 1,000 meters long. It is the pleasure of running that should drive you!
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