Training in the morning is both such a blessing, and such a chore. Here my view on the early morning activity.
Every time I run through the park on my early morning runs I am greeted by smile after smile wishing me a good morning. And usually it is a good morning, not depending on the weather, but rather the feeling of being outdoors breathing in the fresh morning air. Morning runners are a different breed, they smile and salute you in order to give you a good start to the day.
The sense of accomplishment
Every morning you get up early and complete a workout routine, is a good morning. You get to work, school or whatever you do during the day with a sense of already having a successful start to the day. It doesn't matter if the activity was 2 or 20 kilometers or that you ran, sprinted or walked. What matters is the fact that you got out there!
Every day is a busy day, especially in the cities. I come from a very quiet village where silence was just a part of everyday life. After I moved to the city I started appreciating silence a lot more, and mornings are the best part of the day to experience a calm outdoors without all the sounds of people hurrying around.
Nobody can argue that getting up as the sun is rising is wonderful. A even more wonderful experience is when you're outside while the sun is creeping over the horizon. The long shadows, the colors and the overall mood is just an entire reason itself to get out.
Some people struggle with getting up in the morning. Luckily I don't have such a big problem with getting up anymore. I usually go to bed a lot earlier now, and should most of the times be ready to tackle a new day at the earliest hour.
Another related problem to the one above is how to consume your food if you want to run. Too many runs have been cut short because I haven't filled up with enough food, but running straight after eating enough food is also not an option. My way around this problem is to minimize the intake to a modest level and then exclude all hard morning runs. The less I push myself, the less consumed food bothers me after.
Apart from these two problems I must say that I have a hard time find more bad stuff about getting up early to run. If you have some more reasons, both good and bad, then you are welcome to share in the comments.