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10 Reasons to Love Spring Running

The other day I had a fantastic run and at first I couldn’t figure out what made it so amazing. Then I realised that not only was I running with my awesome running buddies, but it was also Spring.  Both are fantastic reasons to love running, but today I want to focus on more on the magic that makes Spring running the perfect time of year to get into running.  Here are my 10 reasons to love Spring running:

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  1. After a winter of needing to wear everything you own to go for a run, it is so nice not having to run while wearing ALL.THE.CLOTHES. In the spring you instantly can run at least 20sec/mile faster because you aren’t carrying around an extra 5 pounds of clothing.
  2. In the Spring your water neither freezes in your bottle nor does it turn to hot soup.
  3. The lovely sound of birds chirping.  I could go on all day about how beautiful the chirping is after a winter of silence.
  4. Sunshine.  After 5 months of cloudy overcast days or even dark morning runs, it’s so nice to run in the sun and daylight.  Even at 6 am there’s a bit of sun… finally!
  5. The races.  Spring brings with it a return of race season.  There’s pretty much a race every single weekend all Spring long so if you don’t like to do long runs by yourself you can sign up for a race of any distance every weekend to force you to get your run in.
  6. The temperature is always perfect.  It’s never too hot, nor too cold to run.
  7. With every run the world gets prettier as the trees begin to bud and flower, the grass becomes greener and everything become more colourful.
  8. Seeing other people out enjoying the wonderful weather and exchanging a wave and a smile while you are out running helps to brighten your day.  
  9. No more dodging slush, snow piles and ice.  While they were great for cross-training, they’re not conducive to speedwork.
  10. It doesn’t take 6 hours to get warmed up and to get the chill out of your bones after a run.  You might even be able to enjoy a nice cool down and stretch outside!

What are your favourite things about running in the Spring?

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  • Ange @ Cowgirl Runs
    April 22, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve been positively giddy with excitement over running in the spring, it’s just so perfect.

  • Launna
    April 22, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    I am with you Janice… I may not be a runner yet but I walk pretty fast and I love not having tons of extra clothes on… I love Spring for exercising ?

  • Jen @ pretty little grub
    April 22, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I LOVE spring weather for running. The sunshine makes me so happy

  • Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
    April 22, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    The beautiful flowers exploding everywhere are my favorite.

  • Janelle @Wholly Healthy
    April 23, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Yes, yes, yes! I also have to say I love seeing so many more people outside getting active in the spring. It’s so inspiring after running through winter and only seeing a few people out.

  • rachel
    April 24, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Yes. yes. YES! Love spring running. The only thing I do NOT like… is running when people are mowing their grass. Achoo! 😉

  • James Thomas
    May 25, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Ah, yes. I absolutely love spring running. It’s the perfect weather to get your running shoes on. I wish I could say the same for other seasons. But I guess I’ll just have to enjoy this season for all its worth.

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