GETTING WET

RUNNING IN THE RAIN

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20/06/2013 at 16:32

I haven't backed out of a run due to bad weather yet, though perhaps thought about it once or twice when its been torrential.  To be honest I dont really mind cold or rain, but I find a heavy wind can make a run more noticeably difficult for me. Haven't got a treadmill or a gym membership, so just got to take it as it comes I suppose.

20/06/2013 at 17:21

As long as the rain is warm then I don't mind. I've had some great runs in the southern hemisphere on the tail-end of tropical cyclones.

Rain in January or February is the absolute pits. Hypothermic.

20/06/2013 at 19:50

It rained a bit today but I missed it. Instead i got horrid stuffy weather runing up a huge hill with sweat dripping into my eyes. No fun at all .

I feel you all with the heat. I was really worried my first 10k would be hot but luckily it was really cool. Think I had two sips of water all the way round loved it. 30+ is a killer

20/06/2013 at 21:06

I'm with seren - I don't like setting off in the rain but I love rain when i'm already out. 

21/06/2013 at 06:57

Don't like rain and I don't like the cold. I can't see the point of making myself ill just to run either. if it's too cold I'm better off staying at home. I don't even like getting the milk out of the fridge. I've even been too cold in the middle of summer running in the sun, ran through a shadey path and my body just reacted like I'd stepped into the antarctic. One odd thing is that if it starts to rain while I'm out I'm usually ok.

21/06/2013 at 09:08

I don't like going out into the rain, but love it when it starts raining once I'm already running. 12c and light drizzle is probably about my perfect running conditions- these muggy mornings are horrible!

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
21/06/2013 at 11:26

I love running in the rain, even if it's really bucketing down - most enjoyable half marathon I've ever run was in torrential rain, puddles all over the road, water running off my nose, thoroughly enjoyed the whol race.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
21/06/2013 at 11:27

I love running in the rain, even if it's really bucketing down - most enjoyable half marathon I've ever run was in torrential rain, puddles all over the road, water running off my nose, thoroughly enjoyed the whole race.

21/06/2013 at 11:28

I'm new to running (about 2months) and so far have had nice cool conditions to run in - even when it's been sunny, but the last few muggy days I've really noticed a difference in pace and effort - it's been horrible! I'd have welcomed some rain to cool me off that's for sure!

21/06/2013 at 12:57

There's a tipping point with rain - if it's raining just enough to cool and hydrate you, perfect.

Beyond that it does start to feel a bit unpleasant though. The real test for me is when it starts dripping down my fringe - that's when it stops being fun.

I was caught out in a horrendous downpour earlier in the year and it was actually quite painful. Next to no visibility, unsteady footing and really, really, really slow progress. That I could live without.


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