Yesterday I made something I never thought it was possible… I woke up at 4:30 am to go for a super duper early run.
I’m changing my schedule at work to come in an hour earlier in the mornings, I also have a commute of one 1 hour 30 min. So that means I need to be running at 5:00 am in the morning.
Like I said before in here, I don’t like going out to run by myself in the dark. You don’t see many runners around at that time of the day where I live either. So, yesterday I just decided to go to the treadmill.
This was the time on my car when I getting to the gym. It was so early I couldn’t even believe it.
My gym’s treadmill (for some reason) slows me down a lot. I feel like I feel like I’m running at a good / familiar level of effort but turns out the pace mark is way slower than what it is when I’m running outside. Does this happens to you too?
Also, my Nike+ app stopped working very well on treadmill runs. So I just opt to guide myself on what the treadmill is telling me.
I finished 4 miles in 47 min which is approximately 11:75 min average pace per mile. This run was definitely worth it because it felt so good. Even though I felt beyond tired when I woke up.
My training plan called for 5 miles yesterday but by the time I finished 4 miles it was already 6:00 am. This meant I needed to go back home to shower and go into my long commute.
I am not going to lie. I spent the rest of my day being extremely tired, and extremely hungry. It was one of those days where your meals seem to skip your stomach, as everything you eat never fills you up. Does this also happens to you too?
I’m sure I’ll be adapting to my new schedule little by little. Moving everything an hour earlier makes my life a little bit easier in all aspects.
At what time of the day do you go out for your runs?