I am a firm believer that there is nothing better than fall race season. Here are my primary reasons.
- Conditions. Even though the training requires you to run through the heat of the summer, you don’t have to train through the dark and cold days of winter like you do for spring races. I will take hot weather running over cold any day. I prefer to hibernate in the hot yoga studio during the winter. Like a yoga bear. 😉
- Scenery. I love watching the seasons change as I train and then having beautiful fall colors for my race day viewing pleasure. It makes the course so much more pleasurable.
- Weather. Perfect temperatures. Cool starts with most days warming up to the 60s or 70s.
- Variety. There are so many to choose from! It seems like every weekend in Charlotte we have several races of varying distances going on.
Sadly, my fall race season isn’t everything that I thought it would be but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying shorter distance runs and races.
Our local Lululemon store is calling October ‘Run’-tober to celebrate fall races in Charlotte. They’re heading out to events to cheer on runners and hosting a little “Why Do You Run” challenge.
If you live in Charlotte, post your own picture describing in six words or less why you run on the Charlotte Lululemon Facebook page. The most creative entry will get some run accessories and a year-long membership to the Charlotte Running Club.
If you don’t live in Charlotte, I would still LOVE to hear the answer to, “Why Do YOU Run!”
In fact, if you e-mail me a picture of you holding your own sign, I’ll do a big round-up post at the end of the month!
Happy Run-tober everyone!