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