How to Run in the Rain

Learn how to run in the rain from competitive runners Doug Oldiges and Stephanie Coburn in this Howcast video.

Transcript

So you have some rain in the forecast, but you have a run on your schedule that you need to get done. There are some things that you can do to keep you outside and make your run a little bit more enjoyable. If you're not a big fan of the rain, you can get a waterproof vest or a waterproof jacket. This will help to keep a little bit of the rain off of yo, and a lot of the rain jackets today have mesh panels under your arms, to help you breathe a little bit, so that you don't get too hot.

Try to wear a hat or a visor. This will keep the rain out of your face. But also, just be aware if you have thunderstorms rolling through, if you're going to have a lightning storm, just be careful. Be safe. Maybe you can wait it out a little bit. For the most part, try to be comfortable. Try to keep the water off your body. Try to keep the rain out of your face.

Your feet are most likely going to get wet, but be careful of your footing. If you're going through a puddle, you may not be aware of how deep that puddle actually is. Maybe there's a ditch. Just be careful of you ankles, because you can actually sprain your ankle, if you're not quite sure of what's in there. Try to go around if you can and try to keep your feet dry while you're doing that. Some people really don't like running in the rain, but these are some tips that can help make your run a little bit more enjoyable.

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