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2012-11-11 3:28 PM
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Running in the rain is one of life's hidden pleasures


2012-11-11 9:44 PM
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Hope you were able to protect (+3 or 4 on the nipple comment - OUCH).

Personally, I LOVE the way running in the rain sucks.  Laughing  Always pumps me up to be out there and feeling (at least a tiny bit) like a snake-eater.  

I really like smiling at cars as they drive past and making them wonder what's going on in my pea-sized brain.

2012-11-12 4:23 AM
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Once you are prepared clothing wise (and chafing wise too). It's all mental. You're gonna get wet anyway right? : -)
2012-11-12 4:49 AM
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getting out the door is the worst part. once you're outside running in the rain it's actually rather lovely - until a car drives by and splashes you!
2012-11-12 12:50 PM
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Its fall so watch out for wet leaves and stay off the paint both will be very slippery in the rain.

 

 

2012-11-12 1:31 PM
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Just throw a waterproof shell/windbreaker on your uppperbody, preferably with a hood if need be, and waterproof gloves, should be fine.  I did 10 in the snow 5F yesterday.  Love me some wool socks for snow and slush. 


2012-11-12 2:33 PM
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Baowolf - 2012-11-12 11:31 AM Just throw a waterproof shell/windbreaker on your uppperbody, preferably with a hood if need be, and waterproof gloves, should be fine.  I did 10 in the snow 5F yesterday.  Love me some wool socks for snow and slush. 

I'm going to Colorado for a couple weeks in December to visit family.  Preparing myself for running up in those ungodly temperatures.  I'm an AZ / SC boy.  I don't like cold.  But it should be fun.

Working on getting some good gloves, pants (do you call running pants, pants?), socks, and beanie cap for that kind of running.

Really appreciate all the tips/help.

2012-11-12 3:26 PM
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So down to 30 F ish I usualy just toss on a shell on the upper body that blocks the wind and has a hood incase the wind chill drops the actual temp a lot or in case it snows/rains and maybe a pair of breathable lite gloves.  For temps down to 0 F I have a very thin over the head with a hole for your eyes/nose mouth are (forget what they are called), warmer windproof gloves and windproof pants.  If it is sub 30F wet, snowy, slushy wool socks are priceless.  I have done 20 miles in slush with warm feet in wool socks.  You will be cold for the first mile typically and warm up within the next mile or two, you can then open the front zipper, pocket the hat or remove the windproof hood and continue on.  If you get too hot you will sweat which may freeze on the inside of your jacket and may become uncomfortable if you then slow down and walk a ways.  If you are rich, gortex stuff breaths better and some jackets have a flap in back to let moisture out.  Water outside your jacket will freeze in temps below say 5 F, but will remain liquid under your jacket where it benefits from your body heat.  Around -15 F I would put on a thermal layer, but be prepared to vent as I warmed up depending on if it is a bright sunny cold, an overcast cold or a snowy cold.  Covering your ears with anything helps with the comfrot level until you are warmed up.
2012-11-12 4:39 PM
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All good advice given above. Only thing I would add is to plan your route so you can get back to your house or car relatvely quickly if the weather turns real bad or you find yourself getting chilled to the point that hypothermia is sneaking up on you.

I made the mistake of doing an 18 mile run using an out and back route once. The wind and rain picked up and the temp dropped to the mid 30's on the way back. By the time I got back to my car I was suffering the first stages of hypothermia. That feeling takes the fun out of running

Now when I do long runs in bad weather I just run a 4 mile loop several times so I can get back to some place warm if I didn't dress right or the weather gets worse than I planned for.

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2012-11-12 5:11 PM
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Personally, I love running in the rain - and the cold too!  If the cars driving by are thinking "this guy is nuts", odds are I'm having a blast!  The harder it's raining, the better.  I don't bother with tights, a shell, or gloves.  I just tuck my thumbs in into my fists and my hands will start to sweat, no matter how cold it is out.  Usually I just wear my shorts, and if it's above 40, I've been known to go with only a sleeveless shirt.  I like the challenge of toughing it out through the cold, in addition to the way the rain feels running down my head, face etc.  If it's in the 30's, I will usually put on a long sleeve shirt under my normal shirt - then I'm off.  

Running in the dark, the cold and the rain - pure heaven.  

I say embrace it - and +5 on protect the nipples!  

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