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First wet run and I’ve been running for 6 months!

Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
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TBF I do live in the east where it’s a bit drier than some parts but it was a wet morning so I put it off for a while but then just took the plunge and off I went. My plan to run under trees and be relatively dry misfired badly as the path isn’t paved and so was just a series of very wide puddles. By the way - how long DO shoes take to dry out?! Kept it to under half an hour and guess what - it was dry when I got home! Anyway proved to myself that a wet run is ok and I managed to keep going better than I have recently so all good.

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Bowlofsteam
BowlofsteamGraduate10

I graduated a couple of months ago and have been running 3 times a week and still managed to avoid a wet run! I feel inspired by your post...☔️💦💧 😬

Are your trainers dry yet?

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
in reply to Bowlofsteam

Nope! But I don’t run till tomorrow. 🤞

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Hello Sybilw, I haven’t done the rain yet either but I’ve read that you should stuff your shoes with newspaper to help dry them out .

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Oh I’d forgotten that. Thanks.

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Dexy5
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in reply to Sybilw

Another tip from my niece- put your phone in a sandwich bag to keep it dry - the ziplock ones are perfect.

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Good old Ikea! Thanks for that tip

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Sarakc
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I didn’t experience running in the rain for months! I ran 3 times a week too! Only been out in it once or twice and I quite like it! My shoes do get wet though as I run on beach and salt marshes sometimes. I just leave them to dry naturally and they are dry in a day or so before I need them again! 😀

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
in reply to Sarakc

Should be fine then. Your runs sound tough!

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BaddieThePirate

Well done, that's dedication! I put my shoes by the stove and they were dry by the next time I needed them 👣

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
in reply to BaddieThePirate

Not dedication - just that I’ve told everyone I’m doing this so I’m keeping at it!!

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Flyingred
FlyingredGraduate10

I've been out in the rain twice since I started back in June. I agree with stuffing your shoes with rolled up newspaper to help them dry out faster. One time that wasn't enough to get my shoes dry 48 hours after my run, but that gave me an excuse to buy a second pair for rotation in wet weather!

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LoungeLizaard
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in reply to Flyingred

🤣🤣 unbelievable the lengths some people will go to! 🏃‍♂️🤔

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
in reply to Flyingred

Oh that sounds like a plan! Cheers

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LoungeLizaard
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I remember towards the end of the summer we started to get a few showers and I got caught once, and I loved it! Cooled me down and I knew I could have a nice hot shower as soon as I walked in.

This morning I was planning on a slow & steady 10k..... woke up at 7am..... hmmm nope, not yet..... snooze, 7.20.... nope...... 7.45..... and so on, until at 10.30 I just gave up the thought of running today and started planning my roast dinner - that was a much better idea lol!

Well done! ☔️

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Deals1
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in reply to LoungeLizaard

Snap.. although I didn't set alarm, planned on run today...but didn't! Hope u enjoyed your dinner. Sometimes u just need a lazy day

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
in reply to LoungeLizaard

Some days are like that! It would have been cool but I tried a jacket. Bad plan! Amazing though as I overheated just out for a walk on Saturday!

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Empem
EmpemGraduate10

I really had to poke myself to get out for a short one , but I agree a wet one was worth doing . Thanks for the newspaper tip. About ten minutes after I got back the rain stopped!

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
in reply to Empem

Snap! How annoying.

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BaddieThePirate

Of course it did, isn't that always the way! I got soaked the other day in the 5 min shower that happened mid way through my hour long run. 5 measely minutes! Ah well.

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator

Great job... love that cooling rain.

I knew about the newspaper thing, but my iPad won’t screw up and isn’t very absorbent. Maybe I need to lay off the tech.

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

🤣🤣🤣🤣 Any free papers up your way?

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator
in reply to Sybilw

Not for years... the iPad also won’t make very good papier-mâché logs in the press. Maybe I should just start reading a paper again.

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

We don’t seem to miss it to the horror of our journalist friend!

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator
in reply to Sybilw

I blame the chippies, it’s been downhill since they stopped using the stuff.

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

😆

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BaddieThePirate

How do you light the fire?

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telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10

Splish splash Syb, I stayed indoors today thinking I'd run tomorrow. Guess what, rain tomorrow too 😬😬😬☔️

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Sybilw
Sybilw60minGraduate

I should be ok tomorrow but I’m off to Scotland after that so don’t fancy my chances up there! No stereotypes implied of course - but as I’m Scottish it’s allowed!!

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