Fall Into Running

Fall is the season of running. Many long races are happening including trail races. The season is perfect for running because of the cool days and beautiful colors. Thursday and yesterday, as I ran Maudslay I realized it can get dangerous on the trails. As the leaves fall creating a colorful carpet over the roots and rocks, you can misjudge your footing. But running trails improves your balance and increases ankle and leg strength. Also, I find trail running forces you to kick more and have the feet land under you to improve your running form. Many of my running friends like trail running because it is easier on their joints. For me, it is getting back to nature away from the stress of everyday life.

Enjoy the fall season try new adventures for your running and races including trail running.

Views from Maudslay State Park can be beautiful.

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

3 thoughts on “Fall Into Running

  1. I really love fall running (although its starting to feel pretty cold in the early morning here in Iowa). Couldn’t agree more on running trails and especially watching your footing. Just the other day I almost wiped out stepping on some type of big walnut or seed that had fallen and was hidden under the leaves.

  2. Trail running during the fall is more exciting and likewise even more bearable especially since you won’t feel the scorching heat of the sun. No wonder there are more people running during this season.

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