BookitZone | Online Event Entry Service
My Location:
  • England
    • South West
    • East of England
    • South East
    • East Midlands
    • Yorkshire and the Humber
    • North West
    • West Midlands
    • North East
    • Greater London
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Crown Dependencies
Basket is empty

How to Become a Morning Runner

Starting a new form of exercise can be overwhelming for anyone but making alterations to a routine that has been set in stone for months, if not years, is a whole new ball game as well. After all, the human body is built to adapt but the human mind can be rather resistant to change. Here at BookitZone, we know all too well how difficult it can be to mix-up a running schedule, however, work commitments can often force your hand. Read on as we go over a few top tips that can help you become an avid morning runner…

Start Slowly

For those who don’t consider themselves an early riser, it is important not to place too much emphasis on specifics. After all, trying to set targets on speed and distance at the very start can cause any initial motivation to dwindle considerably. As a result, small milestones like actually getting out of bed to complete a run should be celebrated too as these will keep you on track and help you develop a realistic yet enjoyable habit.

Sleep Early

Early morning runners will be able to vouch for the factors that go into forming that all-important decision on whether or not it is worth getting up early or not, and it is perhaps unsurprising to find that a lack of sleep plays a big role. After all, we are more likely to ignore the bellowing of an alarm clock when we haven’t had enough sleep. As a result, it is generally advised to ensure that you stick to a regular sleep schedule and avoid stimulants like caffeine, which can keep you awake, later in the evening.

Prepare Yourself

Since the idea of getting up early is nobody’s idea of a good time, it can pay to be prepared. For example, you should invest in simple yet effective running gear so that you are able to get the most out of your workout. This includes, but is not limited to, trainers, reflective clothing, a mobile phone holder and a good pair of earphones. In addition to this, laying out your kit the night before will help save you valuable time.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced athlete, getting up early requires serious dedication. After all, that extra hour of sleep sounds much more enticing when the weather is promising strong winds and single digit temperatures. Luckily, experts say that it only takes 21 days to formulate a habit and our range of running events are the perfect way to prepare you for early starts. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the BookitZone team today!

12th March 2019, 11:23
Page updated 2nd Mar 2024, 18:39
Web design by Brick technology Ltd.