When it’s good to go for a run

When it’s good to go for a run

New year, new life and new purposes! If you’ve set out to become a good runner by 2019, we’ll tell you everything you need to know. Do I go out in the morning or at night? And at midday? Without a doubt, this is one of the most difficult questions to solve when starting to do sport.

The best time to do sport depends on several factors. Besides, they change from one runner to another. There are many factors, both personal and external. For example, the season of the year. It is not the same to go running at 18:00 in the winter as it is in the summer. Even so, other conditioning factors must be taken into account, such as the training schedule, food, guidelines …

Running in the morning, why?

Running in the morning is one of the best ways to start your day. Training after breakfast and just before work is the goal many pursue. It is necessary to have great willpower, to get up early and overcome the temptation to stay asleep. This is one of the best ways to burn reserves and accelerate metabolism. However, you have to get used to it and it’s not always easy. Besides, training in the morning often means less intensive training.

Running as soon as we get up is a way of clearing up. You wake up faster and start the day with your batteries well charged, full of energy. However, it is important to remember that as soon as we get up, our body temperature is lower, so we will have to do a good warm-up and adapt the body to the muscular level.

The option of running in the morning is much better in summer when it is the only way to escape the suffocating heat. However, in winter, it’s early in the morning when it’s coldest.

Benefits of running late in the afternoon (or at night)

One of the advantages of running at night, or late in the afternoon, is that the body has been active for several hours. Therefore, and according to several studies, our performance can be higher. The body temperature is normal and yields much more. Also, the possibility of injury is considerably reduced.

However, faced with the clear benefits of running late in the afternoon, we find the motivational disadvantages. After a long day of study or work, running can be very lazy. However, it’s a natural way to fight stress.

Also, if you do a high-intensity workout, it may cost you a little more to fall asleep. Therefore, it is advisable to let your body relax before you go to bed.

At night it will also be necessary to take extreme precautions: use textile clothing or running phosphorite, which is visible and draws attention, especially if you are going to run in a traffic area.

As you can see, every hour has its advantages and disadvantages and will also depend on our daily commitments and when we have greater willpower.

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