Running in the Rain

@Pigglies (9336)
United States
January 18, 2010 11:32pm CST
So apparently this week I am running in the rain, since it's raining and I still need to run. I've noticed this slows me down a lot, but I don't care because I think I'm going to cut out all or at least most speed work until the race. I tend to wear myself out too easily on speed work and since I don't have time for a decent taper I figure that's the least I can do. Who likes running in the rain? This morning I only saw one other person out, and we both got huge smiles out of seeing another person in this crazy weather before 6am!
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• United States
19 Jan 10
Hi. your " Jewish Mother" is back. Be careful running in the rain. Promise me to have something warm to eat afterward so you don't catch cold!
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
20 Jan 10
Tonight it was pouring rain, and then it stopped right for running time! Didn't rain the entire hour. Pretty sweet. I had warm bagel pizzas after though.
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• United States
20 Jan 10
Good Girl! As long as you don't catch a chill. I'm glad you got out to run!
• United States
24 Jan 10
I run if it's raining. I don't run in a total downpour though! I do run when it's just raining a little. I figure it's good training since you never know what kind of weather you'll have on race day!I am looking forward to this next weekend, I want to run in the snow! The last time it snowed the wind chills were too dangerous as we were literally in a blizzard! I ran after the snow though!
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
25 Jan 10
That is a good point. It could rain on race day! I try not to run if it is pouring too. I sort of ran in the snow this past week... but it was snow that had fallen much earlier and so some of it was like ice. Interesting experience! And very cold for my California conditioned body, lol.
@GardenGerty (116609)
• United States
20 Jan 10
I do not run, but walking in the rain would be okay. Provided it was not too cold. I know that the activity would make me nice and warm though, so that would be no problem. Looking at the other posts, I would say that wearing the new shoes in the wet weather would probably break them in fast.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
20 Jan 10
For me I get colder walking. But luckily for me, today it didn't even rain during the time I was running. So I tried out my new shoes. I think they have a good chance in being ready in time for the half marathon. At least for the marathon I would think. But I'm hoping they'll be broken in soon.