Running Through the Rain

Picture taken for my senior pictures back in August 2009
On Sundays I usually do my long runs to train for the half marathon in January. Well, this past Sunday I was supposed to run 9 miles, but it was raining all day. I'm not a member of any kind of gym, so running inside or on a treadmill wasn't really an option for me.

Many runners that I know don't mind running in the rain, as long as it's not thunder storming or pouring too hard. Or you know, if it's not -13042394 degrees and pouring, which sounds like a miserable concept.

Sunday, even though it was December, it was in the upper 70's (thank you south Louisiana). I decided to try and lace up my running shoes and throw on my rain jacket and just go for it.

Running in the rain, surprisingly wasn't that bad. I'm a little clumsy, so I felt my feet slip on the pavement a few times, but other than that it was really great.

I didn't do the 9 miles like I was supposed to, I only got through 3.25 before I got too hot from my rain jacket, which wasn't actually a running jacket. So I headed home, thinking I would head back later. While I never went back out because it was raining and dark, I can't say that my first experience running in the rain was bad at all!

Have you ever run in the rain? What are your tips for running in the rain? 


  1. i love running in the rain! but could never last 9 miles. a short little run in the rain suits me perfectly x

  2. It depends on the type of rain for me -- light drizzle? AWESOME for running, because it helps cool me down. POURING SHEETS OF RAIN?! Terrible, since it gets in my eyes and I can't see where I'm going. Cold rain? Like, below 45 degrees, freezing outside, might as well be snow-rain? NFW. Not happening.


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