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REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD RUN (MORE) IN AUTUMN

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1. USE THE PERFECT PB CONDITIONS

Goodbye sunny days (possibly), summer is over. But on the bright side…so are the sticky, humid days of exercising outdoors.

As the temperatures drop in Autumn, you’ll find it’s the ideal time to run outside. The humidity and heat won’t cause your body extra stress so it's easier to stay hydrated and your running performance might noticeably improve thanks to the better weather conditions.


2. AMAZING SCENERY & SMELLS

Crisp Frosty mornings and cool evenings. Carpets of fallen leaves. Bursts of colour are waiting for you as you turn the corner. Nature in Autumn puts on its best show. Running in the evening as stars start to show or early in the morning through the meadows will help you discover all the beauty of your area’s surrounding trails and woods. It doesn’t stop there either, the smells and sounds of autumn make for a sensory symphony all you have to do is get out there and enjoy it.


3. MIX IT UP

As the saying goes” Do the Same stay the Same”.

Autumn is the perfect time to mix things up and there aren’t many better ways of doing this than cross country which starts and runs through September and October. Now is the right time to swap the road for the muddy stuff.


Being part of a cross-country team is a great

experience can really give your running a lift in unexpected ways.

If Cross country isn’t for you why not just hit the trails? Mixed terrain provides excellent variety for your training grassy helping build up strength and endurance as well as improving co-ordination. However, be careful. Find good trail running shoes and avoid exhausting yourself, Autumn is also the time for base training. Spring marathons are accomplished in Autumn and Winter. Runners are made in made in Autumn (and winter). Want to lay a good running foundation for a whole year? Then make sure you run outside regularly throughout Autumn and Winter.


4. START A NEW ROUTINE


As School goes back in September and since we were kids we have been accustomed to going back to our routine in September.


That’s why Autumn is the best time to start a new running routine. Making running a habit will be much easier once it’s a part of your routine. And now is the time to make this decision.


5. “ SELF CARE”

Feeling connected to nature can produce similar benefits to well-being, regardless of how much time one spends outdoors.

Exposure to nature has been linked to a host of benefits, including improved attention, lower stress, better mood, reduced risk of psychiatric disorders and even upticks in empathy and cooperation. And as the season change, there's no better feeling than being part of that landscape so pulling on those trail shoes and going through your local park can really help you stave off those winter blues.


Finally, there is the rain. It’s going to be there but if you embrace it then honestly its one of the most joyous things you will do. Get a decent running jacket and run through the wet stuff. You wont regret it in fact you’ll start to love it.

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