For most people, running in the morning is unthinkable. However, once you get used to the idea of going for the run when you wake up, you will not be able to imagine your day without this simple yet effective routine. It takes time for your body to get used to the fact that you want to go out and run. Here is how to make it simpler.
1. Plan your workout
Just like it is the case with any other kind of workout, you need to plan out your morning run. Do it a day before, because you will not have the ideas and motivation to plan it just before you step out. The only thing on your mind in the morning is pressing that snooze button on your alarm.
But if you make a weekly schedule, you will know exactly what you need to do as soon as you wake up. You will be able to go at it, and even though you will still want to press the snooze button, it will be easier to get up. Once you get used to the silence and fresh air of the morning, you will go running with a smile on your face
2. Plan Number 2
If you start exercising and running regularly, it will change your digestion. Running influences positively on digestion tract and it is recommended to do you number two before you go running. Otherwise, you might be forced to take a detour.
If you wake up with a full stomach, warm up for 2-3 minutes, and you will feel the need to go to the bathroom. Pay special attention to what you are eating in the evening and choose the foods which will not make you want to do number 2 as soon as you go running.
3. Day off / Light training
What you could experience is the lack of strength to finish your run. This is completely fine because it takes some time for your body to adjust to the new schedule. Your legs will be heavy, but start off lightly and don’t force yourself. Always plan a day off and allow your body to rest and if you really love your run routine, have a day with a shorter route and jog/walk.
4. Take your time
Don’t rush through your routine. Wake up slightly earlier, eat a highly-nutritious breakfast warm up and then go. This preparation time is especially useful when you are running for a longer time.