Twitter chat: Morning or night runner?

The more I continue to run and train for distance races the more I am realizing what kind of runner I am and when I run the best. For me it seems my legs are freshest in the morning but everyone is different. So I asked my Twitter runner friends what they prefer. Here are their answers!

  1. Some runners (like myself) feel best running in the morning like these guys.
  2. GirlsGotSole
    @FitHappyGirl Morning runner for sure. I like to get it done first thing.#runchat

    Wed, Sep 05 2012 16:12:11
  3. cwpowell
    @FitHappyGirl def. morning for me. Plus it gets my mind right for the rest of the day.

    Wed, Sep 05 2012 16:28:16
  4. nfdcanman
    @FitHappyGirl ohhh gotcha my bad – morning run any condition – gets the day going!

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 09:59:33
  5. McGeeCoor
    @FitHappyGirl mostly morning. Get it out of the way. feel so much more productIve. Leaves evenings open for other stuff.

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 09:51:50
  6. McGeeCoor
    @FitHappyGirl I’m usually up by 415 out of house by 445/450. about 20-25 min drive depending what I’m doing. So, yes! Die by 930@night. Ha

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 10:32:39
  7. moefaherty
    @FitHappyGirl First thing in the morning! Especially in summer when it’s cooler. Less chance of conflict, plus great start to my day :)

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 10:51:17
  8. merunfast
    @FitHappyGirl A morning runner! I like that the roads are empty & gives me more energy during the day. Downside? Early to bed is not easy!

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 10:56:59
  9. sarahfaith
    @FitHappyGirl morning. I love the cool air and the sun rising.

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 11:04:01
  10. Some runners prefer to run at night.
  11. notquitePre
    @FitHappyGirl Night – just feels calmer, cleaner and more natural to me!

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 09:50:50
  12. megankwagner
    @FitHappyGirl night because mornings are from the devil (disclaimer: watched The Waterboy last night).

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 10:08:51
  13. SkinnySometimes
    @FitHappyGirl I prefer to run in the evenings because I am the most hydrated. I get headaches in the morning.

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 11:28:15
  14. FitGirlPW
    @FitHappyGirl I’m usually an evening girl during the week (not an early riser), and mornings on the weekend #runchat

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 13:18:45
  15. For other runners, it depends on the day and what they’re feeling like.
  16. CeliacRunner
    @FitHappyGirl For me, depends on the season, I love afternoon runs in winter when it’s warm/inviting, morning runs in spring. #runchat

    Wed, Sep 05 2012 16:37:38
  17. nycrunninggirl
    @FitHappyGirl both! I prefer evenings but do mornings when I have something after work

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 09:52:12
  18. angelinasimms
    @FitHappyGirl In NY it was whenever. In TX I have to strategically plan my runs according to the temps. Don’t how the locals do it!#runchat

    Thu, Sep 06 2012 12:21:31

I’m trying to host a Question of the Week Twitter chat every week. It’s simple, I ask the question and you answer. To get involved simply follow me on Twitter at @FitHappyGirl and be on the lookout for my question!

Also, if you didn’t participate this week feel free to post your answer in the comments section below. Are you a morning runner or night runner? Either way, run happy!

6 thoughts on “Twitter chat: Morning or night runner?

  1. Fun idea for a post! My running time changes relative to the season. If it’s hot, I’m out at 5 am. But when it’s cold, I’ll try to go when it’s at it’s warmest. I love being able to get in midday runs for an energy boost. I love my early mornings to start the day (but am not a morning person at all) then I love the change of evening runs. I’m all over the place.

    • It’s different for everyone that’s why it’s so great that people share their running routine! I’m kind of the same way though, as a New Englander, the weather definitely dictates when I run.

  2. I’m definitely a morning runner. I don’t like having to watch my eats all day (sensitive stomach), and I make excuses all day long. I like getting it over with and having more energy the rest of the day.

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