Of course it would be amazing if every run could be run in perfect weather conditions wouldn’t it? But… since that is not going to happen, we have two choices: either run on the treadmill or prepare for a rainy run. I personally prefer to run outside no matter what the weather over a treadmill run. In fact, sometimes running in the rain can be very cathartic for me. Today, I am sharing a few of my rainy day essentials for what to wear on a rainy run and a fun giveaway for a pair of shoe hoodies.
Cover your head
A visor or a baseball cap is a must to keep the rain off of your face
Wear a water resistant jacket
I have an old Nike storm jacket that is “water resistant” with a removable hood. It does not keep all of the rain out but keeps enough out. I have found if you use a completely “waterproof” jacket it is just too warm and does not breathe at all. Look for something “wind and water resistant”.
Protect from chafing
Chafing and blisters often occur when wet skin (from sweat or rain) rubs together. You can decrease the possibility of this by using body glide on areas such as bra straps and seams. Having the right socks is so important! Cotton socks won’t do at all. Especially during the rain, you want your socks to come above your ankles to protect from rubbing. Look for a pair of with wicking material. My personal favorites are Balega.
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If you run with your phone or other electronics pop them into a plastic bag to protect them.
Keep your toes warm and dry
In the past I have tried duct tape over my shoes and had pretty mixed results. I recently had the chance to test out a pair of Shoe Hoodies on a rainy run. They are like little rain coats for your shoes that you can velcro on as needed. They were great for splashing from puddles and did keep the front of my shoes dry.
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My overall feeling about running in the rain? It’s just water. Yes you are going to get wet but you are going to shower anyway so might as well go for it.
What are your best tips for running in the rain?
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