As the colder weather seeps in and the days become shorter, it can be hard to stay motivated to run outdoors. Keep in mind that in addition to the obvious endorphin rush, there is something about being outside as the seasons change – the sun shining, the feeling of the fresh crisp air on your skin, and the smell of leaves falling. Still aren’t convinced that Fall is the best season to run outdoors? Here are a few tips to get you out of the house and onto the pavement.
Find the essential footwear
If you are looking for supportive yet comfortable footwear that will keep you going mile after mile, check out New Balance’s Fresh Foam X 860v12. The newly launched shoe is designed to keep up with the demands of the stability-minded every day runner. The 860 boasts 360 degrees of softness, fresh foam comfort and reliable stability. Built for reliability over the long haul and sustained comfort over all distances, it is a true go-to shoe for the outdoor runner.
Investing in a running vest or jacket will up your running game and New Balance has you covered. The Impact Run Heat Grid Vest features NB HEAT technology to help keep you warm and dry, and Vaporloft Fill in the front body which adds light, packable insulation. Heat grid material adds extra warmth, while the zippered hand pockets keep valuable items close by. Also check out the Q Speed Sherpa Anorak – a trendy, comfortable layer that provides warmth without the added weight. Made with a sherpa upper body paired with water-resistant woven material and innovative Vaporloft Fill, the warmth-to-weight ratio of this anorak is ideal for lightweight comfort. The fabric mixing brings not only warmth and protection, but a modern finish to make this piece a versatile favorite.
Recruit a running partner
Nothing keeps you on track and motivated like having that go-to running partner. Find a friend who will hold you accountable and be your personal motivator along the way. It could even spark a competitive side in you to run those extra miles.
Prefer running solo? We’ve got some great Podcast recommendations that would fit the bill. Check out Running for Real Podcast, Some Work All Play Adventure Pod, or Diz Runs Radio for motivation.
So, think of these tips when you’d rather be at home soaking in a new TV show from Netflix. Grab your pair of New Balance 860’s and get outdoors before the serious snowfalls of Canadian winters start.