Eight Strains For Morning Jogs

September 13, 2022

We all sometimes want to be the person who can get out of bed early and go for a morning run. We can face a long and hard day after a successful morning run. However, it could be so complicated to get out of bed. Why do you not try to add a little cannabis? You can believe it or not, but some strains are perfect for energy. So you can try it and then observe the results.

Usually, there are two kinds of people. They are people who like waking up early and everybody else. For people who do not like early mornings, waking up too early requires a lot of commitment, determination, and a loud alarm clock. Especially when the alarm tells you it is time to go for a morning run. However, there is good news for people who do not like early mornings. The right strain can make early mornings much more pleasant than they used to be. 

Some cannabis strains can energize, stimulate, and lead to supporting muscle recovery. Of course, you should not use too much cannabis before running. It is not a good idea. You should also choose the right strain because some of them are too heavy to go for a run after them, like the Garanimals weed strain.

Cannabis and workouts

Today we know a lot about marijuana, but still, there is a long road ahead to reveal all the mysteries of this plant. Due to the federal restrictions, we still have to do more research to learn all the effects of cannabis. 

Even though the link between cannabis and workouts isn’t clear yet, some studies have found some positive effects. For example, there was a study from the University of Colorado Boulder found that cannabis users have a lower prevalence of obesity. There were 600 participants, and 4 out of 5 used marijuana before exercise. Another interesting fact is that 70% of participants found workouts more enjoyable. 

There is a theory that workouts could be more enjoyable because you can push through the pain more easily or find pleasure in repetitive exercises like running. Another version is that the feeling of runners’ high originates within the endocannabinoid system. This system reacts to the cannabinoids that you receive from weed. The main idea is when you add cannabis, you might make this system work. However, we still need more studies to know more about it. 

  • Green Crack (or Green Cush)

Smokers love Green Crack’s deep head high and energizing effects. It also creates a perfect mindset for morning runs and can reduce anxiety and improve your jogging. Green Crack was first named Cush, but later it was rebranded as Green Crack after Snoop Dog referred to it. 

  • Durban Poison

 Durban Poison is a Sativa from South Africa. It was brought by Ed Rosenthal in the middle of the 1970s. It has become the main strain of modern cannabis genetics. The effect is uplifting, energizing, and euphoric without the effect of paranoia or anxiety. It is one of the best choices for runners and other athletes. The THC level of Durban Poison is about 17% to 20%. However, some of them might go over 24%. Everyone can expect a sweet inhale and piney perfume. 

  • Bruce Banner

The name of this strain speaks for itself. This hybrid has a powerful and intense effect that grows in volume before transforming into a soft high. Fans of Bruce Banner love its transformation from an intense effect to a cosy softer high. It is one of five phenotypes of OG KUSH and Strawberry Diesel parents. You will feel citrus exhale and stank perfume. 

  • Island Sweet Skunk

This strain can cause multiple effects, including euphoric energy. Island Sweet Skunk is Sativa dominant and is perfect for day use. However, it can cause overexertion because it is very dynamic. You should practice safe and calm jogging. Smokers can expect a skunky, fruit perfume.

  • Lemon Meringue

Lemon Meringue can cause creative motivation and energy. People who do not like the early morning will appreciate this strain. Lemon Meringue was bred from Lemon Skunk and Cookies&Cream. You can expect sweet perfume and citrus exhale. 

  • Sunshine

If you are searching for an energetic high, you should pay attention to Sunshine. Its THC level is 14%-17%. Sunshine has an effect of energetic euphoria that supports the early morning running sessions’ vibe. This strain was bred from a cross of Chemdawg and Sunshine Daydream. The flavours are citrusy and sweet.

  • Snowcap

It is a Sativa dominant hybrid strain that can cause funny delirium and body buzz. Consumers prefer it because you can both do some physical and mental activities. It is also a popular therapeutic strain that can decrease anxiety and depression. This strain was bred from Snow white and Cat Piss. The flavours are dense and burning, with a fruity perfume and a lemon exhale. 

  • Royal Highness

To medicate your body and muscles before a new running session, you should try Royal Highness. It has CBD/THC 1:1 ratio that is perfect for morning runs. This strain has a less psychoactive effect, but it provides you with clear-headed euphoria and recovery support. It does not matter whether you have hard training or relaxed jogging, Royal Highness, with its cannabinoid balance, will be a great choice. Smokers can expect sugary nugs with a skunky perfume and sweet exhale. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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