I have just realized that for the past three/four weeks I have made a long run of 7 miles each Saturday night. I know a lot of people like to do their long runs on Sunday mornings, but I have found that this works best for me. Saturdays are usually a fun filled day. We go playground hopping, do a little cooking. A lot of time I make my delicious chocolate chip pancakes for me and the kids.
Everything falls into place. I also find it is easier to go out for a longer run at night with regards to family time. My kids are usually asleep and my wife enjoys her downtime as well. Once I come back, we sit and eat dinner together.
Also, my schedule has become extra busy lately. I am now training for a volunteer position that takes up two nights a week. Plus to make a little extra money, I am picking a few extra shifts at the office each month. Saturday night runs have become my time.
When do you prefer your long run?