Why is it always on the day that I passed up running in the beautiful crisp morning that it starts pouring right before I finally manage to head out the door? Ugh.
Running in the rain happens, and while the meek may run screaming for the nearest treadmill or even skip a run altogether, some of us don’t have any option for packing in the miles except sucking it up, regardless of precipitation. Still, back when I started training for my first big race, I used to panic at the first sign of a dark cloud! What do I wear? How do I manage? Oh, the horror! If you wear glasses, like your electronic gadgets or even if you just hate having wet socks, rain can put a damper on any runner’s day. Heyo.
With experience, I’ve discovered that I will not melt à la the Wicked Witch of the West. Not only can a good downpour turn an otherwise boring run into a great story, it can also be a lot of fun. I have my own tactics, but I’m curious to know yours. Do you have special gear? A particular shoe strategy? A mental tactic?
How do you approach running in the rain?