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Photo: Eak.Temwanich (Shutterstock) When I’m marathon training (brag), I wake up far earlier than I do for my usual weekend runs. My post-run ritual on those days is to conk out for a mid-morning nap soon after, or else doom myself to low energy levels for the rest of the day. I know I’m not alone in feeling post-workout fatigue; as this runner on Reddit puts it, “I don’t understand how people can run in the morning and be a functional human being afterwards.” Wait, aren’t morning workouts supposed to boost energy levels , not deplete them? It doesn’t always feel that way—yet for a lot of us, the morning is the best (or only) time to get a little exercise in. So how can you prevent post-workout fatigue from affecting the rest of your day? Focus on the three main areas below and you’ll reap the benefits of morning exercise and stay energized for the rest of the day. Get the most out of your sleep There’s a huge chance y0u’re not tired from your workout itself, but from inadequate sleep the night before. This doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your morning workout so you can squeeze in another hour of sleep though: As we noted when we debunked the most common myths about sleep , each of us needs a different amount of sleep to be productive, and the whole “8 hours” thing is more of a guideline than a rule. If your sleep schedule is […]