How to Embrace Fall Running.

As we enter the most blissful time of year to run (not that I am bias or anything…well who am I kidding…I really am) I wanted to touch on some of my favorite ways to make running during this season more enjoyable. Whether you are training for a 5k or ramping up your miles to run your first 100 miler – sometimes we all need a little encouragement from time to time. Here are ways I love to really maximize the miles when it comes to your everyday run in the fall.

Get up early to enjoy a crisp, cool fall morning. As a Texas runner who trains often in the summer time…the thing I absolutely look forward to the most is a morning with LOW HUMIDITY. Granted right now we are still pretty warm down in Texas but it is starting to cool off a little. I do love a morning when you just feel that ‘fall’ in the air.

Go on a ‘fail foliage exploration’ run. I always try to find a shaded trail path with a lot of LEAVES so I can see the fall leaves changing. In Texas we really do not start to see real color until I would say late November but when it does it sure is beautiful. But sometimes (like now) you will see some trees change faster than others. I absolutely love the slower transition.

Update your fall running wardrobe. This is a nice little guide to look at in terms of temperature  what you need to wear. Especially with the transition going from fall into the cooler weather months.

Plan a ‘coffee run’ with your favorite run buddy. Or someone who you haven’t run with in a while (due to the pandemic or etc). It is my most favorite way to ‘catch up’ – over some miles. And then finishing things off with a pumpkin cream cold brew from the ‘bucks.

Run NAKED – meaning with no data, or even with an idea of how many miles you want to go. Some days just stepping out of your door without a solid plan is all you need. Running free is my most favorite way to run. That is actually usually when I have the best run ever.

Share some of your favorite ways to embrace running in the fall!

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

11 thoughts on “How to Embrace Fall Running.

    1. No but for real FOR REAL!! Okay I will make it my business to come do a trail run with you one day. LMK if you do any ‘baby ultras’ soon and I’ll try and hang with ya haha! Best of luck on your next HUNDO!

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