Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Little Run-scussion Today

Happy Hump Day Everyone!!

I’ve really been liking the discussion type posts, I like seeing everyone’s feedback and if this was more like a forum I know there would be some great discussions.  Before I get into today’s discussion topic, I don’t know what is going on with our weather out here in AZ.  We have been hovering around the 60’s and 70’s the last couple weeks. 

Heck this morning on my run it was 60* and that was at 4am in the morning.  Hello this is supposed to be February.  But this is a nice transition for my discussion topic for today which is also weather related…

Raining During Races

This Saturday I’m pulling crew and pacing duty for my coach during his 100K race.  All week we have been exchanging texts and emails planning for the race.  One of the big concerns right now is the rain.  There is about a 50% - 70% change of rain ALL DAY, and the temps are hovering right around 60*. 

Personally, I love running trails in the rain, I love getting muddy and having puddle marks all over my legs and clothes.  It reminds me of when we were kids and got to splash around in puddles on a rainy day.

So for today’s discussion…

1)     Do you enjoy running in the rain?

2)     What are some tips for running in the rain?

Look forward to seeing everyone’s feedback


  1. I don't particularly like running in the rain...but it isn't too bad if it isn't cold. My advice, have a baseball type hat or visor, and for an ultra, changes of sneakers and socks. Also, put on lots of anti-chafe!
    We have had 40" of snow this past week, with more coming tonight. I am running out of shoulder of the roads to run on!! I am able to snowshoe though!

  2. I don't mind running in the rain, as long as it's not a massive downpour. It rained lightly for the first hour or so of the Pittsburgh Marathon and it was kind of nice, actually, because it kept me cool. During training one of my 18 milers was in nonstop steady rain. If I think it's going to rain I make sure to wear a light rain jacket and/or clothing that is not loose (aka, capris and a tight tank instead of shorts and a tshirt). The hardest part with rainy runs is just getting out there, once you're running it's not so bad and you even kinda forget it's raining!

  3. Rain doesn't bother me, which is good, as I live in the northwest! Layers are great , merino and a rain jacket, the tiny kind so it can be squished up in a pocket when the rain stops...though I don't care for wet cold feet. again, merino gets me through it! Rainy runs at night are kind of fun!


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