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Five tips to help make running before work a little easier.

Twyla Meyer asks: Hi Coach Jenny! I am fairly new to the running world. (About 6 months) The furthest I’ve run is 5 miles on a treadmill. I am nursing a sore IT band. My question is whenever I get up early to run I have no energy. I can barely get through 2 miles. If I run in the afternoon, I have loads of energy and feel I could go forever. My problem is that mornings work best for my schedule. Should I be eating something before I run? If so what and how far in advance? Thank you for your advice and time! Hi Twyla. Welcome to the running world! I completely agree with you, it is challenging to run first thing in the morning. It is mostly because your muscles are cold from sleeping all night, your blood sugar levels are at their lowest from fasting and your mind is just booting up for the day! The good news is there are several tricks you can use to run stronger in the mo...

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