Spring Fever

Runner's World South Africa - - CONTENTS - BY MICHAEL CHARBONEAU

Af­ter months of cold, warmweather run­ning in­spires all sorts of feel­ings...

FREE­DOM. MAGIC. JOY. AF­TER MONTHS OF COLD, WARM-WEATHER RUN­NING IN­SPIRES ALL KINDS OF FEEL­INGS. THAT FIRST GOR­GEOUS RUN – SEE­ING PLANTS AND TREES BURST­ING WITH COLOUR, FEEL­ING THE HEAT OF THE SUN ON YOUR BACK, SENS­ING THE BREEZE HIT YOUR ARMS AND LEGS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS – IS A PO­TENT RE­MINDER OF WHY YOU ARE A RUN­NER. HERE, PROS, COACHES, AND RUN­NER’S WORLD READ­ERS SHARE WHAT THEY LOVE MOST ABOUT THE FIRST PER­FECT DAY. OH, PLEASE LET IT COME SOON.

“I AL­WAYS LOVE BE­ING ABLE TO DO THAT FIRST WORK­OUT WITH­OUT A SHIRT.” pro­fes­sional dathan ritzen­hein, long-dis­tance run­ner

“It feels like the first cup of cof­fee in the morn­ing– bliss.” lau­ren seserko, run­ner’s world reader

“I feel like the sun is lit­er­ally feed­ing me dur­ing my run – feed­ing my legs and my soul!” alexi pap­pas, pro­fes­sional longdis­tance run­ner

“I love when it’s spring or early sum­mer and you can go run­ning late in the evening and it’s still light out.” lisa keller, triathlon coach

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