Best time to run? Any time.
When I chose a year and a half ago to return to my career roots, I knew I was in for a wild ride. What I didn't quite expect, though, was my schedule being crazy and always changing.
Starting next week -- and most likely lasting through summer -- I'll be working a really early shift, going in at 5 a.m. every day. I've worked this shift a couple of times a week quite a bit, and it's not nearly as bad as it sounds.
It's just really easy to be extremely tired when the end of the day rolls around.
So when it comes to running I'm going to be faced with having to run at my all-time least favorite time of the day -- mid-afternoon.
But how bad is that, really? When I had a job six years ago when I ran in the middle of the day in crazy heat, I was in the best shape of my life and PRs started falling. After leaving that job, my running hasn't been anywhere close to that good.
So I say bring on the summer and the heat and running at 3 p.m. Just remind me to take water ...