Running In The Rain
Running in the rain can be an easy and refreshing activity. Many people avoid exercising in the rain, but you really do not need to. Learn how to adapt to rain and still have a good run. Continue reading to find out how to run in the rain.
To run in the rain, you will need:
- Anti-chafing gel
- Reflective clothing
- Protect clothes. Wear a poncho to protect clothing while running in the rain. An alternative is to use a trash bag and cut out two holes for the arms and one for the head. Avoid having wet and soggy clothes that become heavy.
- Reduce chaffing. Sport clothing made from a non-cotton material that will wick away sweat while running in the rain. Select an anti-chafing gel or Vaseline to place on legs before starting the run.
- Be seen. Use reflective and bright clothing to make sure traffic can see runners and avoid accidents. Some weather conditions make it difficult to see from a distance.
- Cover eyes. Use a hat with a bib while running in the rain. This will help to keep the head dry and keep water out of the eyes to avoid obstructions.
- Watch your step. Avoid stepping in large puddles that will drench your shoes and make it hard to become steady while running. Look to avoid pot holes that may cause injury.
- Dry shoes. After running in the rain, take off your running shoes and stuff newspaper inside. The paper will absorb the water and sweat from the shoes.