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Running in autumn

These tips will make running in the autumn (just) as nice as in the summer

We’ve all been there - the feeling of tiredness mixed with melancholy - when the brown leaves start to fall from the trees and the rain drops run down the window panes. The autumn is always a somewhat two-sided thing for runners – both casual runners as well as professional athletes. On the one hand, we all know that feeling of “needing to do something”, to stay somewhat in shape. On the other hand, our inner laziness looks out at the grey, rainy skies and gets the best of us during those seasons when the sun doesn’t shine and the temperatures drop. With all of that in mind, running in the autumn can be a beautiful experience – with the right clothing on your body and the right mindset.

...and the right preparation

Sure, it’s not enough to just wear an airy shirt and super tight running shorts in the autumn months. The right autumn running clothing should consist of the following:

Good Running Shoes

Even if you don’t want to spend a fortune on a sport, it is hard to avoid investing in a good pair of running shoes. But it is always worth it! The right fit and support as well as cushioning are all things that pay off after just a short time running. In addition to that, the top models from large brands simply last longer. Please note: If you tend to run in the woods or amongst nature, then it is worth getting some waterproof, strong profiled shoes.

Sports Insoles

A well fitted running shoe is perfectly enhanced with a fitting sports insert. The Bauerfeind Sports Run Performance Insoles ensure a secure and protected step for your foot with their Weightflex® technology while running, hiking, and walking. This allows you to give your best running performance for longer without any issues.

Running Shirt, Jacket and Trousers

Like with all sporty activities, no matter what time of year it is, you should always have the best functional clothing for the autumn. This clothing should be breathable, ensure quick repelling of moisture and should also be temperature regulating to boot: You won’t freeze so quickly. The popular “layered look” consists of wearing several items of clothing over one another for getting through the lower temperatures. A good running jacket is also wind and waterproof to keep autumn storms at bay. Watch out: Don’t wrap up too warm, as you will be exercising and don’t want to overheat!

Hat, Gloves and Co.

Even though the loss of heat via the head is much lower than it has long been believed: Hats and gloves are an absolute must for runners! When the temperatures really drop, it is also recommended to wear a scarf on the mouth and nose – this protects the bronchioles against icy air. A smart solution for people who feel cold easily: Compression Sleeves that lay tightly on the skin and improve the transport of oxygen through the body as well as blood circulation – which all improves your performance.

Running Socks

All of the gear for your feet is nicely rounded off with the right pair of socks. For the autumn, these should not be too thick, but rather breathable. Compression socks are also even better for preventing soreness and cramps during and after your runs. These properties are all combined in our run socks.

Autumn Running: A question of mindset...

No question: The often dreary weather and ever shorter days make the autumn a time for tiredness and often make you not want to do anything at all. But this can be counteracted and worked on with a few easy tricks.

Set Goals

Similar to the setting of short-term goals, it is also very important to think mid to long term. Anyone who has signed up for a 10 km run, half-marathon or even a marathon in March will have to decide for themselves whether or not they will skip their second or third training session in succession in the autumn months.
Those who don’t want to go straight for a competition are better off carrying a running watch with them to set goals and try to improve their times until a certain time, e.g. the end of the month. The good thing about this: It is possible to improve personal bests in a very short time, which can in turn really motivate you to run.

Creating Incentives

If self-motivation is not enough to keep you on track with a training program, then maybe additional rewards after a run will get you there. It can be anything from a trip to the cinema, an (obviously alcohol-free) beer, a favourite TV show or simply a delicious dinner: The prospect of an additional reward can get even the laziest couch potato off that sofa and outdoors.

Enjoy nature, spoil your soul

Especially in the darker months of the year, we tend to feel melancholy and have gloomy thoughts. One of the most effective ways to combat this and a real "soul soother" is to go out into nature. When the "Indian summer" is at its peak, small, colourful piles of leaves form on the streets and paths and the wind blows through the treetops, bushes and fields, our thoughts come to rest. Then it's time to enjoy and let go instead of worrying and stressing.

Treat yourself to these mental stimuli every now and then and use the autumn run to improve your mental balance.

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What Else?

Aside from the right running clothing, you also need to focus on the “basics”, so:

  • Keep hydrated (the best thing is warm, unsweetened tea),
  • keep an eye on your energy supply, especially carbohydrates,
  • keep a balanced and vitamin rich diet,
  • get enough sleep,
  • have a proper warm-up before any run, then a stretch afterwards,
  • get out of the wet clothes as soon as possible after training to prevent any chance of getting a cold,
  • do other exercises in between to build up the muscles in your legs and torso.

When you are well prepared mentally and physically, then running in the autumn and winter will come easy – and you may even want to go that extra mile.

High-quality workmanship for maximum wearing comfort

Based on the functional knitted fabric and the ventilation zones of the Bauerfeind Supports, you will experience a high degree of wearing comfort. The highly elastic knitted fabric ensures a carefully regulated level of compression in the area of the joints. Our supports are thin and can comfortably be worn under clothes. Pressure points provide you with positive motor feedback, and the innovative pad absorbs pressure peaks.

Thanks to the anatomical fit, the Bauerfeind Sports Supports securely remain in the right position, offering perfect freedom of movement.

Bauerfeind Sports supports combine three technologies:

  • The anatomical 3D fit offers perfect support and helps you reach your full potential
  • The wide-meshed AIR ventilation zones reduce weight, promote cooling during extreme physical strain, and prevent the build-up of moisture from sweat
  • The KNIT knitted fabric of the Sports Supports features innovative functional zones – the perfect combination of firmness and freedom of movement

Do you also want to stabilize your joints and protect them from overloading?

Our sports supports are particularly lightweight, comfortable to wear and practical for sports. Their anatomical fit and adhesive zones ensure a secure fit with maximum freedom of movement.