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Is it better to run in the morning or in the evening

Is it better to run in the morning or in the evening?

When to run? The question needs to be asked ! Most of the time we run when we can. Sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the evening, but especially as soon as our schedule allows! Is there an ideal time? Does it have an impact on our performance? Here's what the #TEAMSTIMIUM thinks...

In the morning, for a sporty wake-up call!

Running in the morning has many virtues but is not always easy. The body is asleep, the body temperature is low, the muscles are not warmed up. Starting a workout, even a light one, can be a real challenge for anyone who is not a morning person!

Running in the morning often goes hand in hand with running on an empty stomach. Which can raise another problem, since it forces your body to draw on its reserves. Adopting a morning rhythm therefore requires good management of nutrition and recovery between training sessions. Indeed, if you draw too much from your reserves, you risk causing significant oxidative stress for your body. If you decide to run on an empty stomach, keep these tips in mind:

  • Do not plan an outing that is too long or too intense. Listen to your body!
  • Drink a large glass of water before starting
  • Take advantage of the post-exercise recovery window (30 minutes) to (re)stock up on glycogen.

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Taking food supplements can also be useful if fatigue is felt too much.

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Improves performance and alertness / Reduces muscular and mental fatigue.

Running in the morning helps develop your mind. Studies show that people who run in the morning are more diligent than those who practice their discipline at the end of the day. Being early in the morning also ensures you are in good shape all day long. A sort of sporting morning miracle : running when you get out of bed wakes up your body and makes it ready to face the day. Your brain is more alert, your reflexes sharper. On the other hand, don't forget to stretch, before and after, if you don't want to suffer from aches!

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In the evening, for the performance!

Running in the evening is ideal if you want to improve your performance. Unlike in the morning, your body is ready for exercise. Body temperature is higher and helps speed up your metabolism. Your muscles are warmed up and more relaxed. The stride lengthens naturally and your ease increases tenfold. In competitions, the best times are generally achieved at the end of the afternoon.

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If the body is ready, the mind may be less ready. Running in the evening for an amateur means running after work. Nervous fatigue can then take over and leave you without any motivation. This is called a mental low. How to avoid it? Running in a group can be a solution. Emulation is a good source of motivation. Another path to follow: take an interest in your diet and your general fitness! Think about antioxidants, minerals. Hydrate yourself properly, remove stimulants. Playing sports begins, in fact, well before putting on your sneakers! For it to remain beneficial, we must be careful not to slide into overtraining, and remember that our body is a precious machine that must be taken care of.

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Reduces fatigue / Maintains water-electrolyte and acid-base balance / Antioxidant action

Ultimately, it doesn't matter what time you choose to run as long as it suits you! Morning and evening both have advantages and disadvantages. The best is to choose according to your possibilities and your desires. Making yourself happy remains the most important thing. It is, essentially, your motivation that your progress depends on, so take care of it! To keep it for a long time, be careful not to tire yourself too much and, in case of weakness, do not hesitate to supplement your diet with vitamins and minerals.