So tomorrow is the first full day of fall, which also marks the beginning of my favorite running season. Why do I love running in the autumn? Here in the northeast U.S., like most of the country, the weather is usually not too hot and not too cold -- making it perfect for outdoor running. The ideal running weather gets lots of runners outside and off the treadmills, and I love feeding off the energy of other runners on the roads and trails.
In addition, checking out the leaves changing colors is always a nice distraction during my fall runs. And there's always a lot of excitement surrounding some big fall U.S. marathons, such as the Chicago marathon, Marine Corps marathon, and New York City marathon. All the buzz definitely gets me more motivated to run.
If you love taking advantage of running in the great outdoors this season, check out these articles with tips for running outside: