Increase Your Speed
You'll like looking at your running watch when the temperatures cool down in the fall. Don't be afraid to run faster in your speed workouts and tempo runs than you've been running in the summer; the heat and humidity won't be slowing you down any more.
Runners need more clothing when temperatures drop below 50 degrees. A hat becomes valuable for retaining your body heat, and lightweight gloves will keep your fingers from becoming uncomfortably cold.
"Warming up" is literal: warmer muscles are looser and less prone to injury. When the mercury drops, taking more time to prepare for a run with dynamic stretching and insulating those muscles with close-fitting tights or compression gear will lessen the chance of strains.
Stuart Calderwood has coached runners of all levels, from beginners to Olympic Trials qualifiers, for more than 30 years. He currently coaches the Central Park contingent of NYRR Group Training.