So next October Im doing the Southern Oddessy race which is basically a relay race where you run from Atlanta, GA to Chattanooga, TN and then back to Atlanta. Its roughly 200 total miles and you have a team of 6-12 runners. At best each runner only has to 16.6 miles, at worst each runner has to 33.3. We figure to have 8-10 guys, so we know that for this race we all need to be in basic marathon shape.
Now Ive been trying to run in the evenings after work but its dark, cold (yes I know I live in the south), and frankly Im exhausted after spending 8-10 hours working. So my thought was maybe I should get up earlier and go for runs, but it will still be dark, and cold, and Ill still be tired.
So I have to convince myself of which way is better and just commit to it. So those of you who run which have you found to be more enjoyable? Morning Runs or Evening Runs?
I should add I have a rather demanding job so I can't be in a situation where Im so tired from my morning run that Im falling asleep in my office.
Im confident I can get the miles put in, I just need to figure which way is better.