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First time running in the rain!

CookieM
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I opened the door to go out and do Week 6 Run 2 and found it was raining! But I was changed, had downloaded the podcast and had everything set ready to go, so I grabbed my light rain jacket and off I went!

I have to say that actually running in the rain was ok (I don't mind walking in the rain, so why should running be any different?!) - except that I decided to choose today to run wearing my glasses, rather than my contact lenses (I have always worn my contact lenses until today!). By half way through I gave up with my glasses and put them in my jacket pocket - being short-sighted this meant that everything was now slightly fuzzy (as well as being wet and dark)!!

But I have now completed the 2 x 10 minute runs, and I even managed to go further and faster than I have ever done before! Maybe my subconscious thought that by running faster I would get out of the rain sooner?!?!

Run 3 here we come......

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Linda_pink
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Well done x x

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CookieM
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Thank you!

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Maddee_6333
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Well done, though maybe next time pause long enough to put your lenses in? I wouldn't be able to see if I took my glasses off, so I bought myself a cheap cap the other day

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CookieM
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I've been using up old lenses on days when I don't already have them in, as it is a little expensive to wear them just for running!! I thought about a cap after I had set off!

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Maddee_6333
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Mine was a fiver in Decathlon, don't know how good it will be. Tbey had some even cheaper!

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Oldfloss
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Yeay... embrace the rain....and the wind... and the snow.... and the hail.. we rock, don't we?

It is quite exhilarating... sometimes, :) ,and the right gear can help.. I wear glasses, and apart from the cold winter months, wear a cap with a peak... which keeps the rain off the glasses:)

amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01...

My snug winter hat works pretty well too, thick cuff around the top... Well done you... if the rain speeds you up, that is great !

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CookieM
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That looks good - might have to put one of those on my wish list!!!

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ClarePB
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I also wear glasses - varifocals and don't have lenses so I think a cap like this will be on my Santa list!

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Flossie22
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I love running in the rain, weird eh? But my glasses get droplets on them too which I quite like. Makes me see the world in a slightly different way. Now when I get home, they steam up, so I have to take them off for a bit. Have a peaked cap I wear for rowing, must try that out sometime, thanks Oldfloss and CookieM. Great post and great advice as always. πŸ˜€

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ju-ju-
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I love to run in the rain but I have to leave my glasses off which means it's all just a blur!!!!! Well done for going for it 😎

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CookieM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one - everything was decidedly fuzzy!!

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davelinks
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I wear a cap all the time, helps keep lenses clear, and keep uv rays off my skin..

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misswobble
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I love my cheapo Aldi running cap, which matches my equally cheapo Aldi running jacket 😊 The cap has a light in the brim. How cool is that 😁

Runnjng in the rain will become second nature. As long as you are suitably dressed you should be fine

I always think about the walk home and being warm for that, so take a jacket or merino top (guess where from 😊) You don't want to get your hot muscles cold. These are easily foldable so tie round your waist if you meet to cast them off during the run

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