I’m with you on the ‘alone time’ in the morning. I also love to hit the trails with friends though on my long runs on the weekends. As for Prostate Cancer, I lost a very good friend to it several years ago and that is why I run. I won’t bore you with the details but it’s close to this one; check it out here you’ll love the inspiration. This little hero is truly experiencing Mezamashii. https://teamwinter.org/
I have always wanted to try a night run but not sure why I haven’t. In the summer time I would always try to run in the mornings to avoid the heat, but never had to run predawn as I have my summers off with working in the school setting. With the days getting shorter and the daily schedule full as ever I am contemplating it more often. Any suggestions to start a successful night running program as the weather turns cooler?
Dress warmly, carry a flashlight or wear a headlamp and throw a reflective vest on for safety. During the winter and rain I run with a Brooks Nightlife running jacket which has reflective properties built in. Then all you need is the sun to go down and you’re ready to run. Enjoy!
Hey guys! I am a night owl as well. I LOVE running early around 5:30 in the morning and in the cold. I get bummed in the summertime because the sun comes up way too early ) Early AM running literally helps me keep my sanity, with work, kids and just daily grind, it’s my time to think and relax. My favorite part is going outside and seeing how bright the moon and the stars shine, it’s really spectacular. Enjoy your runs )
I’m retired now, so I most often run at around 8-9am. When I was still in the workforce, I loved running at the crack of dawn in the cool of the morning, just as the sun was beginning to lighten the sky, and barely peaking over the horizon as I was finishing. Beautiful! Then, when I had a red-eye flight, I would come home from work early and go for a run just as the sun was going down, before my flight. I am not, however, a late night runner. I’ve never been able to do that, as I was always too tired after working 12 hour days. Besides that, by the time it’s dark, my dog is asleep and is not interested in a run.