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Running: what do you do when the weather is miserable?

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sheeesh Tue 25-Sep-12 18:52:06

I've recently got back into running and will be doing a 10k in November. But the weather is so rubbish that I end up missing 3 or 4 days running. What do you do in bad weather when it's too wet to run?

Cinnamonkey Tue 25-Sep-12 18:54:37

I run anyway if I've had 2 days off.

Ferrybridge Tue 25-Sep-12 19:11:16

Run - unless it's icy when it's dangerous, but even then I'd try to get out off-road. It's never too wet to run grin Unless you're one of those unfortunates who's up to their knees in it, but I think then you'd have other posts to make! Honestly running in the rain is one of the best tings ever.

Cinnamonkey Tue 25-Sep-12 19:15:14

You need at least 2 pairs of running shoes - one to wear and another to be drying out. It's horrible putting on cold wet shoes, even if you're just heading out into more puddles.
And get a lightweight jacket that's breathable but wind resistant.

poachedeggs Tue 25-Sep-12 19:16:00

I'd rather run in the rain than in the sunshine any day! The trick is to be just uncomfortably cold as you leave the house, and after ten minutes you'll be perfectly cosy and invigorated smile

JethroTull Tue 25-Sep-12 19:16:58

Waterproof socks revolutionised my training last winter! Sealskins they're called. No more wet feet.

colleysmill Tue 25-Sep-12 19:17:32

Yep I run in all weathers (except ice, I did once run in snow) - I think of the wind as resistance! I was out last night although after it stopped raining.

Needabitofsunshine Tue 25-Sep-12 19:25:36

Waterproof socks! Must investigate, had never heard of them...

I find a baseball cap is great for keeping rain out of your eyes, otherwise just run as usual! All weather girl here smile

Bigbouncingbaby Tue 25-Sep-12 19:31:15

Keep on running as ferry bridge says running in the run is fun!b. just the thought of it once your out it's great. I have run in all weather snow rain wind the works.... Hate warm summer running . Just go don't inks about it once your out it's fun

sheeesh Tue 25-Sep-12 19:36:34

You're right - I'll get out there regardless. Some great tips: socks, cap and 2 two pairs trainers.

MousyMouse Tue 25-Sep-12 20:57:12

run anyway.
you will need a shower after in any case, and a light drizzle is quite pleasant on a steaming head.

FredFredGeorge Wed 26-Sep-12 11:47:32

I only run in the winter, running in the cold/wet is much better than cycling so it's my exercise of choice in the winter - running in the heat is much worse!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 28-Sep-12 12:39:37

I love running in the rain, it keeps me cool and its very invigorating.

I have 2 pairs of trainers on rotation all the time and I always wear a peaked hat which keeps the rain out of my eyes.

Like FredFredGeorge, it's the heat that gets me. I hate running in hot weather!

Miller1977 Sat 29-Sep-12 19:20:29

Yes as most have said, carry on running in the rain. Once you get going its fine!

bureni Sat 29-Sep-12 19:26:27

Ran, hail or snow I still use the motorcrosser or the enduro bike.

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