The cooler weather is still here. The temptation to go straight home and curl up in front of the TV with a takeaway and the latest box set is real. Just the idea of exercising outside makes you feel cold! But you’re missing a trick; running in the dark is not only better for you, it’s proven that you’ll run faster too! Here’s our top benefits of running in these cooler evenings!
1. Stress Relieving
You’ve had a busy day at work and deadlines are looming, the best cure? A run to clear your head. Many runners feel that activity later in the day helps them decrease their stress level and end the day on a good note.
2. Run Faster
London University found a group of runners were consistently faster over a 10km course in night runs than over the same course during the day. We suspect this might be something to do with the cold and wanting to get home to the warm as soon as possible!
3. Make it Social.
Running in the evening is a great way to catch up with friends (+ you’ll save money on drink and dinner catch-ups!). There are plenty of great running crews around the world. We will be bringing to you a list of these social communities very soon.
4. Better Sleep!
Studies have found that exercising before bedtime improves sleep and increases energy levels when you wake, well rested, the next day.
5. Run more, Eat less
If you’re running, it’s pretty hard to indulge in late-night snacks, and the promise of a post-dinner run means you’re likely to eat smaller, healthier portions, which, we all know, is better for you.
6. Better Form
You rely less on your eyes when you run at night, and your feel for the ground is greater, so you are likely to run more effectively and have fewer injuries.
7. What sweat?
Running outside in the winter is cooler; the benefit of this is that you’ll sweat less! And feel more comfortable on your run! Plus, with it being dark, no one can see your sweat anyway!
But to fully enjoy your outdoor run you need to be dressed correctly. So it’s essential you invest in cool training wear to make sure you’re visible to cars, cyclists and pedestrians!
Designed in the UK in line with our HASH culture of authentic Social running, we have created a range of exclusive lightweight workout tank t-shirts that are super soft, breathable and with natural fibres for added properties. Check out the styles on our product page.
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