Why? Three good reasons:
There are less people.
My running/walking track is very popular because it's along the beach. All the locals walk/jog there (thankfully there's a separate cycling path, or else there would be that too). And
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Ok, it might be a little chilly to begin with, but you won't feel it after 10 minutes. It definitely beats running on a 38 degree day. Plus, Melbourne autumns are mild anyway, look at that clear blue sky!
The crisp autumn air
I can't run in humidity. Breathing in humid air while running makes me breathless. There are also less allergens in the air. I'm not one for hay fever, but running in summer makes my lungs burn.
I'm not even a fan of the cold. The BF says my tolerance range for temperatures is between 23-25 degrees, and he's probably not wrong. I wouldn't do outdoor yoga in autumn and freeze my little toesies off in savasana. But, running in autumn? Sold!
What's your favourite season to run/exercise in?