With the first day of fall quickly approaching, we decided to take a look at all of the reasons why running in fall is the best season to run in! From hoodies to pumpkin spice lattes, this season is a favorite of many people - runners or not. Keep reading below to see why you should be pumped to start training in fall!
Reason #1: The leaves are changing
Fall is easily the most beautiful time of year to get out and hit the trails! All the foliage has put on bright fall colors, which makes for a more visually appealing run than in other seasons. Take in this time of change, and enjoy the smell of fall in the air!
Reason #2: Perfect running temperatures
With the weather cooling down and less humidity in the air, fall changes those muggy unpleasant summer runs into irresistible running conditions. You know you’re a runner when you wake up and see 50 degrees on the thermostat and think “Woo! Perfect running weather!”.
Reason #3: ALL the yummy food
Let’s be real - with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas quickly approaching, we could all use extra run time to make room for all of the extra calories we’ll be ingesting. Looking at you, pumpkin spice latte.
Reason #4: The running clothes are better
We might be a bit biased on this one, but who doesn’t love layering up and getting cozy before going on a run? Two words: running leggings. Need we say more?
Reason #5: Fun runs!
Fall races are full of runners dressed up in fun costumes and celebrating the season. Compared to the competitive races of spring and summer, fun runs are a laid back change for anyone who wants to get out and have a good time! You can find a run for you no matter what your fitness level.
It’s time to get out and get moving this fall! What’s your favorite season to run in? Comment below!