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8/31/13 7:00 P

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I've only done long runs in the morning.
Of course at higher temps I tire out faster, so that's another reason why I'd opt to run in the morning.
And morning can mean 2:30 AM sometimes.

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8/31/13 12:33 P

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I can tell you what my experience has been and that is that it depends very much on your GI cycle. I really prefer to run in the early to mid afternoon, but my bowels handle morning long runs better. Long runs later in the day almost always trigger the need to stop to use a restroom, usually after 6 or 8 miles. That's not a big deal as long as you have a way to accommodate this possiblity. What that means for me is that afternoon long runs need to be in the gym, on a trail with restrooms or in relatively short loops past my car so that I can run home quickly if need be. (TMI?)

Edited by: LIVE2RUN4LIFE at: 8/31/2013 (12:34)

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8/31/13 11:23 A

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I've done long runs in the afternoon, and never had an issue with it. Just don't power-clean the house that morning or anything like that-lol!

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No suggestions from me as I always run in the morning. I've often wondered if I could run as strong any other time of the day.

I have read that if you run later in the day - you need to make sure you had a decent meal about 3 hours prior to the run.

Let us know how it goes.....

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8/31/13 9:36 A

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Every long run I have ever done has been in the morning. I sometimes do others runs in the afternoon (though only once since June this year). but it's cooled off here plus DH & DD are going to a 4 pm Berlin Philharmonic concert tomorrow night and I thought it might be more family friendly to be here for breakfast and go out while they're out. only now i'm worried that setting out at 3 or 3:30 pm for 13-14 miles might result in my tiring out much faster than I do when I run in the morning. this is the first long run in 3 weeks so i don't want to screw it up. suggestions?
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