Check Out Our Favorite Fall Running Tips
As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, there’s no better time to hit the pavement and explore Music City on foot. Here are some essential tips for a fantastic fall run:
- Choose the Right Gear: Fall weather can be unpredictable, so layering is key. Opt for moisture-wicking base layers and lightweight jackets that can be easily shed as you warm up. Don’t forget to invest in a good pair of running shoes suitable for different terrains.
- Embrace the Colors: Enjoy the breathtaking foliage as you run through Nashville’s parks and greenways. Places like Percy Warner Park and Shelby Bottoms Greenway come alive with vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows in the fall.
- Hydrate and Fuel: Just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean you can skip hydration. Drink water before, during, and after your run, and consider bringing an energy gel or a small snack to keep your energy levels up on longer runs.
- Fall Races: Look for local running events and races happening in Nashville during the fall. Participating in a race can be a great motivator and a fun way to experience the city’s running community.
- Mind Your Health: Fall allergies can be a challenge for some runners. If you’re prone to allergies, consider taking antihistamines before your run and showering afterward to remove allergens.
- Socialize Safely: Joining a local running group or finding a running buddy can make fall runs more enjoyable and safer. Just remember to practice social distancing and follow any local health guidelines.
With these tips in mind, you’ll make the most of this incredible time to be out on the roads and trails of Music City.