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Health benefits of Night run
1. Lower injury risk
Running at night means your leg muscles are able to recover from the day’s workout quite quickly, leaving you feeling less sore and stiff after a run. Night running is also safer than running during the day because the streets are less crowded and you can adjust to poor visibility due to the lack of light.
2. Lower Impact on Sleep Patterns
If you’re not used to running in the evening, it is common for your sleep schedule to be affected as your body adjusts.
3. Lowest race times if conditions are perfect
If you’re on a serious training schedule, there’s a good chance your timing is reliant on the weather and perfect lighting conditions in order to clock a maximum time running. If it’s consistently cold or raining at an event during which you’re competing. Night running is the best option if you’re preparing for a race like a half marathon or marathon.
4. More sleep
A study published in Sleep Medicine in 2014 found that people who run in the morning had a better chance at getting enough sleep than those who ran at night: people who ran in the morning on average slept an hour more than night runners.
5. You can run longer and harder with less risk of overheating
As a result of Stray-Gundersen’s research, he found that running at 60 degrees versus 80 degrees Fahrenheit produced roughly 60 percent more sweat and therefore cooling effect, allowing for better performance. This is the reason why most elite runners often train at night.