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Running In The Rain … Oh! What A Feeling!

Running In The Rain … Oh! What A Feeling!

August 24, 2013 @ 6:56 am
by Rusty

Running In The Rain




Have you ever tried running while it is raining? Wouldn’t it be an awesome experience to be jogging while raining! Yes, running in the rain can be so much fun!

However, you’ll be surprised to find out that there are so many ways to gear up for wet weather runs. So, I’d like to give you a few tips for running in your best ready-to-get-wet running apparel.


Dress Up in Layers Of Clothing

Should it be cold and raining, you might need to dress up in a couple of layer clothes and the most important is the first layer or that layer which is next to your skin.

When running, make sure that you’re wearing a polypropylene or CoolMax. Why? This is because such type of garment has the ability to wick away perspiration and therefore, eliminate that feeling of stickiness and wetness.

Otherwise, if you decide to use a running gear that doesn’t wick away wetness, you can expect to shiver and feel cold while you run.

For this reason it’s wise to make it a point to wear a wind-breaker and water-resistant jacket in one as part of your running apparel especially so when it is raining.

However, you have to avoid wearing a water-resistant rain slicker as it tends to trap moisture and heat which might eventually lead you to some serious health problems if you continue running with this clothing


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Wear A Hat When You’re Running In the Rain

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Running while it’s raining can be fun yet also be a little bit dangerous. That’s why you need make sure you have a hat with you while you run.

That way, it’ll keep the rain from your face and eliminate your chances of tripping or stumbling while on the tracks.

Do Not Overdo Your Running Attire

One of the most common mistakes made by  runners is wearing more layers than he or she should.

Did you know they’ll not really keep you dry after all? Yes, only if you wear an umbrella over your head while you run will you never get soaked up with rainwater.

And the thicker the layers you have, the more you’ll get wet. And you’ll find running will become very difficult due to all those wet and very heavy clothes on you.

The secret is always dress for the temperature of the day. Check the weather before deciding on what to wear for running.

Be Noticeable To Stay Safe

running in the rain

Running in the rain

Ideally you should choose an outer layer of running clothes that will show reflective strips or that are brightly colored.

That way, though the rain might be going down your face and sometimes give you poor visibility, you’ll be sure to avoid getting into accidents.


Don’t Mind The Rain, Simply Run And Run!

Yes, runners say the most interesting part of running is when the rain is just about to start. Why? Because the moment you start running, the tendency is for your body to warm up and eventually you’ll enjoy the run despite the rain.

One thing good about it is that it gives you the kind of preparation you need for your competitions.


runnin shoeRusty final comment …

“After finishing from a wet run, immediately remove your shoes for running and fill them up with crumpled newspaper rolled into balls. Doing this will guarantee keeping your shoes in tip-top shape, not to mention drawing the moisture or wetness away from wet and sloppy running shoes. So, get out and enjoy running in the rain.



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  • August 14, 2014

    I like your articles on the website, very inspirational. I have touched on similar issues in my book, “Run Your Destiny.” I’d be happy to rewrite a section of my book as a guest article for your website if you like.

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