Why Running During The Day Is Better Than At Night
A much better run today. 7 miles. Good seeing the sun for once. Didn’t spend the entire day dreading that I had to run. Just got out there and enjoyed myself. Wish I could do this more often! If I want to have a pleasant day then the best option is to just get out and run anything. I always promise myself that I’m gonna run longer later but I leave it too long and I just do the token 5km.
Here is why running in the day is much better than running at night.
- Less likely to get a bottle in the head from drunken revelers – Given that it’s December in a sleepy Western Algarve resort a bottle in the head isn’t that likely to begin with, it becomes even less likely during the day when very few apart from the edge case alcoholics are sober.
- Less likely to trip over pavement – Can actually see all the uneven curbstones and avoid them
- Can run trails – The only way I can run on trails at night time is with a headlamp on and even then I’m not gonna take that risk around here in case I encounter wild dogs.
- Obviously get to see more of the city – I’ve run over 100 miles in this place and I knew little of the landscape as most of my runs were at night.
- You get to see other runners – Not so lonely if you aren’t running at midnight
- People aren’t so suspicious of you – And this also means less chance of shit from nervous owners with their nervous doggos. I hate running around someone’s house in the middle of the night, especially when I have the headlamp on as I must look like a mentally retarded burglar scoping new territory for fresh meat.
- More places are open for refreshments – Always good to have the option to stop off for a quick drink or a toasted sandwich if I want to stop for a rest.