I remember my first run in the rain, it started as a delightful drizzle but soon became a torrential rain poor and I was SOAKED through and through. My glasses were covered in rain drops and I struggled to see where I was going. After years of trial and error, I think I’ve figured out a few tricks to make it a little better and thought I’d share with you!
There is nothing worse then starting out on a run when it’s already pouring, let me tell you, dark wet mornings are the worst for getting out of bed. It somehow feels “easier” when the sky’s start off dry and the rain comes later.
Honestly, the weather app is my most used app, knowing my local forecast is so key to dressing appropriately and avoiding a more dangerous storm. You do not want to be miles from home when lightening starts.
The trick to keeping the rain out of my eyes is as simple as wearing a brimmed hat. Depending on the temperature outside I’ll either wear a visor or full cap. If you’re super lucky and it’s cold, windy AND raining, I’ll wear a Buff over my brimmed hat and ears to keep my ears warm and the wind out.
Let’s face it, running in the rain kinda sucks, you are going to get wet no matter what but if you wear gear that is water resistant, you’ll be better off. Sometimes I find running in the rain a little refreshing and almost cleansing.
If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.”
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.”
-Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike
I found a great NorthFace rain shell at Marshall’s .. very similar to this Nike rain shell on Amazon but way waaaaay cheaper.
There is no way to stay completely dry, your feet will get wet. I’ve heard of people duck taping their running shoes to try and keep them dry or slipping a plastic bag over their feet before the shoe but I’ve never tried. I just try and avoid the puddles the best I can.
Truth be told, you’ve got to have a little bad ass in you or better yet an amazing running squad to get you out the door.