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  • Seasonal Running Tips: Welcome Spring!

    March 18, 2024 2 min read

    Seasonal Running Tips: Welcome Spring!

    We couldn't be more excited to celebrate the first day of spring today! 

    For us runners, it's a special season of magic, and it's time to shake off the winter chill.

    We've put together a few tips to help you adapt your routine to the joy and unpredictability of the season.

    Allergy Awareness

    For many, spring blooms bring about seasonal allergies. If pollen counts are high, consider running later in the day when pollen levels tend to be lower, or opt for routes away from heavily flowered areas. Wearing sunglasses can help protect your eyes from irritants, and a dab of petroleum jelly around your nostrils can trap pollen.

    Layer Up, But Keep It Simple

    Spring weather can be all over the place. One day, it's warm and sunny; the next, you're caught in a surprise shower or a chilly breeze. The key to staying comfortable is layering! 

    Adjust Your Timing

    With the arrival of spring, daylight stretches further into the evening, providing more flexibility for scheduling runs. Take advantage of the longer days by shifting your runs to morning or late afternoon, when the temperature is more moderate. This not only helps in avoiding midday heat but also exposes you to the rejuvenating effects of dawn or dusk.

    Waterproof Your Run

    April showers bring May flowers—and wet running conditions. Invest in waterproof gear, including shoes with water-resistant materials and a breathable, waterproof jacket. Not only will these keep you dry, but they'll also enhance your comfort and performance. Additionally, consider wearing a hat or visor to keep the rain out of your eyes.

    Hydration and Sun Protection

    As temperatures rise, so does the need for hydration and sun protection. Even on cloudy days, UV rays can penetrate and cause skin damage. Apply a sweat-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen before heading out, and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. Carry water with you, especially on longer runs, to stay hydrated.

    Spring invites us to renew our commitment to health, joy, and the outdoors. By adjusting our running routines to the season's unique demands and pleasures, we can fully embrace its potential!


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