Matter Clothing - Blog - Reap the Benefits of Early Bird, Or Night Owl Running

Whether you’re a day time runner, or a night time runner, or don’t do runningat all, here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to your workout. Everyone has an opinion as to what time is better (with A.M. runningdominating the chit-chat), if we had one word of advice, it would be to experiment. It’s not one way or the highway, it’s what you feel works best for you, there are benefits to both types of running…

Early bird catches the worm! That saying is so over-used, and we’re not even sorry! Waking up at 6am can be pretty rough at times, but perhaps this will change your minds…


A.M. runningcan benefit you by:

  • Making you feel more energetic and refreshed throughout the day
  • Give you more ‘me time’ or time for socials in the evening
  • There are no excuses – you’re not having to plan around your evenings and workouts anymore
  • You have more of an appetite and can get a good night’s sleep

However, there are also downsides:

  • You may start feeling tired come afternoon
  • Having more of an appetite can be a negative if you aren’t considering your nutrition…


If you’re not a morning person, don’t stress! You’ve still got the afternoon or evening to get that workout checked off your list of ‘to-dos’.


P.M. runningis good for:

  • Spending more time in bed recovering
  • You can push harder knowing you’ll have a good night’s rest
  • You’ll wake up already refreshed in the morning

The downfalls to P.M. running:

  • Have to plan your socials and runninginto each week


Whilst everyone is trying to prove which is better, morning or evening running/workouts, it’s really your choice! It’s all about what feels right for you and your body, if you’re not a morning person, then so what! Take that extra hour in bed and don’t feel guilty (I know that I don’t!).

What are your thoughts on morning or evening running? Which works best for you and why? Let us know in the comments below.


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