Live Like A Clock: How Routine Aids Performance

Adaptation=Optimization

While running in the afternoon has been proven to be the most ideal time for maximal efforts, research has shown that when athletes exercise at the same time each day, the body responds by optimizing performance during those hours.

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This means that if you run at the same time each morning, even if it is early in the morning, your body will adapt over time to help you perform your best. However, if you constantly fluctuate the time of day you run, you lose this potential benefit and will increase the frequency of sluggish workouts or days where you just feel off.

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