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I am just about to go out for a run and it’s raining. I love running in the rain – does anyone else like to run in the rain?
Love it love it love it - my perfect running conditions are when it's slightly too cold for most people, a slight breeze (in any direction) and anything from a light drizzle to a full on downpour - I do most of my running on trails so puddles form really quickly and my OH hates them but I'm happy to just run straight through them. The only thing I dislike is when it rains so hard that it gets into my eyes and floats my contact lenses around but then I just close my eyes and hope for the best!
I'm with you on the clown hating.But you can keep the rain.
Don't mind the rain but for me the best time is on a cold crisp Jan/Feb morning with the sun out somewhere nice, Richmond Park is always a winner for me. A bit of frost on the ground but the sun on my face - perfect!
I hate geting out in the rain, but really love it when I get going. It feels even better afterwards if you made the effort to go when you could have had an excuse not to
Being a woman 'of a certain age' I never ever feel the cold these days so anything that keeps me cool is fine with me - I long for the roadside showers at the GNR and the lady with the hosepipe at the Freckleton half marathon is a life saver
I ran 8K today in the rain and it was so refreshing. I am still recovering from Edinburgh Marathon at the moment and that was actually the first run since that I have enjoyed. More rain tomorrow hopefully as I am hoping to go to 10K.
Yep - trying to get through the snowdrifts on the High Peak Trail - me in my (admittedly long sleeved) running shirt and 3/4 running shorts and my OH in his tights, longjohns, long sleeved thermal T shirt, bobble hat, gloves and fleecy body warmer...
Seriously though, I do have problems with keeping cool these days - it's the one thing that can push me into having to stop because I get nauseous and dizzy and the only race I've ever pulled out of was the White Peak half 2011 when it was 30+ degrees and I nearly passed out at 3 miles. Not impressed.
I always struggle running in the heat. My average mile pace can drop by 30 - 45 seconds during the summer. The colder and wetter (so long as it is not blowing a gale) the better. That said I love running in the snow too!
We are definitely on the same wavlength DTCH! I'm trying to train myself to love gales too .....
Or is that an oxymoron?
Actually, I do like running in the rain. Just need extra precautions to avoid nipple soreness.
It's never so cold that I won't run, and a gentle rain can be very nice.
Not keen on torrential down-pours, though, as water tends to get in my eyes.
I like it, parks which can be very busy on summer evenings clear out when you get a bit of rain.
I wont go out in bad weather.... I keep my gym membership up so that I can use the treadmill. I like it to be 10-16 degrees C with intermittent cloud/sun. (sadly we don't get much of that)
I would rather run outdoors in the worst of weather than run on a treadmill. When I was training for VLM last year we had some real bad weather, ice everywhere and temps of -15. I was forced indoors for my weekly long run - 16 miles on a treadmill. The worst running experience of my life!
I can only tolerate about 1 hour on the treadmill and that's only if there's some good music channel on the TV otherwise I do get bored.
I love running in the rain. There's some exhilarating about it, partly because there's a 'sensible' part of me that thinks it's crazy. Oh yeah, I'm a rebel
Too cold though and it feels as though my throat is spasming.
I hate starting a run when its raining..but don't mind if it starts after I get going...have managed to do all day races in torrential rain..but suffer most when its hot
I haven't backed out of a run due to bad weather yet, though perhaps thought about it once or twice when its been torrential. To be honest I dont really mind cold or rain, but I find a heavy wind can make a run more noticeably difficult for me. Haven't got a treadmill or a gym membership, so just got to take it as it comes I suppose.
As long as the rain is warm then I don't mind. I've had some great runs in the southern hemisphere on the tail-end of tropical cyclones.
Rain in January or February is the absolute pits. Hypothermic.
It rained a bit today but I missed it. Instead i got horrid stuffy weather runing up a huge hill with sweat dripping into my eyes. No fun at all .
I feel you all with the heat. I was really worried my first 10k would be hot but luckily it was really cool. Think I had two sips of water all the way round loved it. 30+ is a killer
I'm with seren - I don't like setting off in the rain but I love rain when i'm already out.
Don't like rain and I don't like the cold. I can't see the point of making myself ill just to run either. if it's too cold I'm better off staying at home. I don't even like getting the milk out of the fridge. I've even been too cold in the middle of summer running in the sun, ran through a shadey path and my body just reacted like I'd stepped into the antarctic. One odd thing is that if it starts to rain while I'm out I'm usually ok.
I don't like going out into the rain, but love it when it starts raining once I'm already running. 12c and light drizzle is probably about my perfect running conditions- these muggy mornings are horrible!
I'm new to running (about 2months) and so far have had nice cool conditions to run in - even when it's been sunny, but the last few muggy days I've really noticed a difference in pace and effort - it's been horrible! I'd have welcomed some rain to cool me off that's for sure!
There's a tipping point with rain - if it's raining just enough to cool and hydrate you, perfect.
Beyond that it does start to feel a bit unpleasant though. The real test for me is when it starts dripping down my fringe - that's when it stops being fun.
I was caught out in a horrendous downpour earlier in the year and it was actually quite painful. Next to no visibility, unsteady footing and really, really, really slow progress. That I could live without.