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SBURDEN Posts: 16,592
1/21/20 3:40 P

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i run based on when my schedule allows!

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1/19/20 6:21 P

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all day, and all through the night!

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1/19/20 3:51 P

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Everyone is a little different. Some people have issues winding down and going to bed and getting decent sleep when they exercise too close to bedtime. Other people have issues eating too close to bedtime, and most people eat some combination of before or after a workout. I have also seen a slew of studies on how showering close to bedtime can help or hurt your sleep.

As others have noted, running at night requires some attention to finding a safe place to run and making sure you have appropriate gear. While early morning, say 5 AM, runs might have the same light conditions as 8 PM, the night traffic tends to be a little heavier than early morning traffic.

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1/17/20 11:32 A

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I do both honestly, based on how my schedule is with the kids. Running at night however feels harder. Most likely because I've been eating, working and am more tired.

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12/15/19 6:34 P

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On the weekends, I like to go out mid to late morning. On work days, I like to go about 1/2 hour after I get home. I don't like going out in the dark.

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12/13/19 1:47 P

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Just be careful and aware



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12/13/19 6:16 A

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You can run at any time. However, if you are running when it's dark or low light (dusk and dawn), wearing appropriate safety gear is a must. You'll want a reflective vest, a headlamp, and tail lights too.

When I run and walk outside, no matter the time of day, I also never assume vehicles see me. When I am at a traffic light controlled intersection, I make sure I have the walk sign and all vehicles are stopped. If I am at a non traffic light controlled corner, I make eye contact with the driver before stepping onto the road.

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12/13/19 4:07 A

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If you're not running in the dark, I can't see how 'when' makes any difference. Safety would be my only concern, but I can't imagine any reason it would be any more or less effective no matter what the time of day as long as it fits your schedule. Go for it!

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BENLIM92 Posts: 4
12/13/19 12:00 A

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Because i heard somebody said running is no good at night?isn't true?Because something i have running after 8 pm.

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