GETTING WET

RUNNING IN THE RAIN

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20/06/2013 at 08:45

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?

20/06/2013 at 09:14

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!

20/06/2013 at 09:31

I'm with you on the clown hating.

But you can keep the rain.

20/06/2013 at 09:44

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!

20/06/2013 at 10:25

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

20/06/2013 at 10:32
I don't mind it on runs up to an hour or where I'm running at a decent pace.
I'm not so keen on 3hr slow runs when you get soaked to the skin and freezing cold knowing you have another 2 hours to go.
20/06/2013 at 11:03

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 

20/06/2013 at 11:06
We're you not running in January or February this year, it was definitely on the chilly side.
20/06/2013 at 11:09

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.

20/06/2013 at 11:14

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.

20/06/2013 at 11:22

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!

20/06/2013 at 11:26

We are definitely on the same wavlength DTCH!  I'm trying to train myself to love gales too .....

20/06/2013 at 12:29

Rain's fine. 

Or is that an oxymoron?

Actually, I do like running in the rain.  Just need extra precautions to avoid nipple soreness.

20/06/2013 at 12:43

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.

20/06/2013 at 13:14

I like it, parks which can be very busy on summer evenings clear out when you get a bit of rain.  

20/06/2013 at 15:56

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)

20/06/2013 at 15:59

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!

20/06/2013 at 16:02

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. 

20/06/2013 at 16:13

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.

seren nos    pirate
20/06/2013 at 16:16

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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