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9. Rise with the sun. Switching up the time of day you run can have a huge impact on your performance and overall mood. While it's tough to roll straight out of bed and into running threads, studies show the early bird gets more than just the worm (and spectacular sunrises). According to research, those who work out in the morning have more energy, a curbed appetite and better sleep (not to mention fewer happy hour cancellations) than those who wait until the evening.
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19. Speed up. Speed workouts may hurt (OK, they hurt a lot), but we promise you certainly won't be bored! "Running is simple," says David Hylton, co-founder of #RunChat and blogger at Running… Because I Can. "Preventing it from getting boring is simpler." It may sound cruel, but try hill repeats for a change of scenery or give intervals a go ‘round the track for a very literal change of pace.
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