RUNNING IN THE RAIN
I am just about to go out for a run and it’s raining. I love running in the rain – does anyone else like to run in the rain?
Love it love it love it - my perfect running conditions are when it's slightly too cold for most people, a slight breeze (in any direction) and anything from a light drizzle to a full on downpour - I do most of my running on trails so puddles form really quickly and my OH hates them but I'm happy to just run straight through them. The only thing I dislike is when it rains so hard that it gets into my eyes and floats my contact lenses around but then I just close my eyes and hope for the best!
I'm with you on the clown hating.But you can keep the rain.
Don't mind the rain but for me the best time is on a cold crisp Jan/Feb morning with the sun out somewhere nice, Richmond Park is always a winner for me. A bit of frost on the ground but the sun on my face - perfect!
I hate geting out in the rain, but really love it when I get going. It feels even better afterwards if you made the effort to go when you could have had an excuse not to
Being a woman 'of a certain age' I never ever feel the cold these days so anything that keeps me cool is fine with me - I long for the roadside showers at the GNR and the lady with the hosepipe at the Freckleton half marathon is a life saver
I ran 8K today in the rain and it was so refreshing. I am still recovering from Edinburgh Marathon at the moment and that was actually the first run since that I have enjoyed. More rain tomorrow hopefully as I am hoping to go to 10K.
Yep - trying to get through the snowdrifts on the High Peak Trail - me in my (admittedly long sleeved) running shirt and 3/4 running shorts and my OH in his tights, longjohns, long sleeved thermal T shirt, bobble hat, gloves and fleecy body warmer...
Seriously though, I do have problems with keeping cool these days - it's the one thing that can push me into having to stop because I get nauseous and dizzy and the only race I've ever pulled out of was the White Peak half 2011 when it was 30+ degrees and I nearly passed out at 3 miles. Not impressed.
I always struggle running in the heat. My average mile pace can drop by 30 - 45 seconds during the summer. The colder and wetter (so long as it is not blowing a gale) the better. That said I love running in the snow too!
We are definitely on the same wavlength DTCH! I'm trying to train myself to love gales too .....
Or is that an oxymoron?
Actually, I do like running in the rain. Just need extra precautions to avoid nipple soreness.
It's never so cold that I won't run, and a gentle rain can be very nice.
Not keen on torrential down-pours, though, as water tends to get in my eyes.
I like it, parks which can be very busy on summer evenings clear out when you get a bit of rain.
I wont go out in bad weather.... I keep my gym membership up so that I can use the treadmill. I like it to be 10-16 degrees C with intermittent cloud/sun. (sadly we don't get much of that)
I would rather run outdoors in the worst of weather than run on a treadmill. When I was training for VLM last year we had some real bad weather, ice everywhere and temps of -15. I was forced indoors for my weekly long run - 16 miles on a treadmill. The worst running experience of my life!
I can only tolerate about 1 hour on the treadmill and that's only if there's some good music channel on the TV otherwise I do get bored.
I love running in the rain. There's some exhilarating about it, partly because there's a 'sensible' part of me that thinks it's crazy. Oh yeah, I'm a rebel
Too cold though and it feels as though my throat is spasming.
I hate starting a run when its raining..but don't mind if it starts after I get going...have managed to do all day races in torrential rain..but suffer most when its hot
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