I'm not particularly keen on running in the rain, or the freezing cold for that matter! Mind you, after the hailstones at Silverstone half mara this year, I may have a rethink cos nothing was worse than that! :-)
Anyway, back to your question.... When in rains in the warmer weather, I'll either stick to my crop top and shorts, or if there's a windchill, I'll stick on capris and a wicking long sleeve top to stop my skin going red. I'll also wear a showerproof baseball cap (Brookes Nightlife or Nike). If it's really bad, then and only then will I put a windproof jacket on, as it can get too warm this time of year. I'll usually put a pair of lightweight gloves on to stop my hands going all red as well! In the winter, if it's not too cold, long tights and a wicking top with breathable waterproof jacket and gloves do the trick. If it's really cold and raining, the Gore Mythos jacket and long tights are superb. It's around £200 for both, but for me, when doing a 3 hour marathon training run it's definately worth it. This is the best bit of winter kit I've ever bought. I'll stick some gloves on and either a baseball cap or beanie. To make sure I don't come down with a cold, I get in, strip off, stretch then shower straight away. I feel the cold something chronic and the weather never stops me going out. If I can do it, anyone can!
Posted: 23/05/2007 at 09:04