How to Make the Most of the Fall Running Season
Buy New Fall Running Shoes1 of 9
Stay motivated to run this season with new kicks. Whether you're looking for a cross trainer, a stylish day-to-day shoe, something light and supportive or kicks that help you go the distance, Active.com's editors put the 2014 fall running shoes to the test to help you determine what's the best shoe for your running needs.
Crush Your PR2 of 9
Fall is the best time of year to attain maximum fitness and run your best races. Not only is fall weather ideal running weather, but the position of the season in relation to the rest of the calendar makes it the ideal period to achieve running goals.
Shorten Your Workouts, Add Intensity3 of 9
School's back in session and you have less time than ever for workouts. You can squeeze in a tough training session even if you only have a half-hour to train. Here, runners share their favorite quick-and-dirty running workouts.
Sign Up for a 5K or 10K4 of 9
These fall races will come as a refreshing change from the hot summertime events. With cooler, drier temperatures, you can focus on the fall foliage, rolling courses and post-race festivities. Here are eight events you don't want to miss.
Run Your Last Marathon of 20145 of 9
Whether you're looking for rolling hills, a charity to support, a fast course to chase a Boston qualifier, or a course whose scenery will take your breath away, these 12 fall marathons offer plenty of variety. If you don't want to deal with the crowds and expense at big-city fall favorites like Chicago and New York, then check out one of these events.
Train Like Your Favorite Football Team6 of 9
Sometimes, the constant pounding on pavement gets old. Try hitting the gridiron. Whether you want to relive your athletic glory days or take some stress off your knees and ankles, running on a football field is a great alternative. Here are four common conditioning workouts that any runner with access to a football field can do.
Focus on Cross-Training7 of 9
Have your fittest fall yet with this 30-minute interval workout. It will challenge your muscles—especially your core—and melt fat for a flat stomach.
Make Healthy Post-Run Comfort Food8 of 9
This dish is great for an autumn weeknight dinner. It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and is rich with vitamins C, A and K as well as lycopene, potassium, magnesium, iron and fiber.