Yes, fall is a time for apple picking, cozy flannels and pumpkin-flavored everything. But what many people forget is that it also happens to be the best time of year for running.
OK, maybe some would beg to differ, but what those who disagree fail to realize is that they are wildly misguided.
With breezy, just-right temperatures to keep you cool, unbelievably colorful foliage to be admired and endless amounts of delectable treats to be enjoyed after your workouts, everything about fall makes running so much more enjoyable.
Speaking of enjoyable; check out these new, must-have items that will make your fall running workouts even better. (As if that were even possible, right?)
With the recent launch of the new iPhone 6 and 6 plus, the FlipBelt is particularly handy this fall, as it’s one of the only accessories on the market that can comfortably accommodate gadgets that are, ahem… a bit heftier in size. Plus, it’s much cuter and more practical than something like a fanny pack and can store anything from your phone and keys to energy gels and credit cards.
2. Yurbuds Inspire 200
While we highly recommend that you unplug and enjoy nature for most of your fall running workouts, for the times when you do need a bit of musical motivation, we also recommend the new line of ear buds from Yurbuds. The latest Inspire 200 model features a sweat proof design that’s guaranteed to never fall out, a durable reinforced headphone jack and a new “Quik Clik” magnet for tangle free storage.
3. The North Face Stormy Trail Jacket
Although designed for inclement weather, we say, rain or shine, The North Face Stormy Trail Jacket is a fall essential. When it’s wet outside, it will keep you dry. When it’s windy, it will keep you warm. And for those fall days when the weather is somewhere in between, you can stay comfortably cozy with a light outer layer featuring a venting system that lets cool air in through the front and hot air out through the back.
4. Darn Tough Fast Back No Show Light Cushion Socks
Like hot apple cider or freshly baked pumpkin bread, warm, cozy feet are pretty much an essential part of fall. Darn Tough’s light cushion socks, made specifically for running with merino wool, will keep your feet warm and comfy through all your fall running endeavors.
5. Mizuno Wave Kazan
With leaves changing colors and a cool breeze at your back, fall is arguably the best time of year for trail running. And more time out on the trails means you’ll need a sturdy pair of sneakers to carry you across the varying terrain. Lightweight, yet super stable the Wave Kazan will provide a smooth ride no matter which trail you choose.