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A wet, windy, hilly 6K and a cruel Spotify

A wet, windy, hilly 6K and a cruel Spotify

Not as quick as I would have liked, but man it was wet and windy out there and there were a few stops to get out of the way of tractors. How do you all cope with wet socks on your run? Since I'm new to the elements of outside running, it was my first run in the rain in years and my feet just got so cold with the wet.

It was also not so fun to have my spotify play High and Dry whilst I was running up av very steep hill with the rain in my face. Cheers for that Radiohead.

Anyway, a 6K under my belt. Happy running everyone!

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I wondered the same thing about the wet feet. Mine were partly wet too and somehow they didn't get too cold on my way back, but I think any colder or more wet it would have been unbearable. What do people do?

The only thing I can think of is to get back inside quicker at the end - but is it you that we've already had this conversation and you don't have a lot of space indoors to do a cool-down walk?

Also - High and Dry - love it - we need an anti-bad weather running playlist :). Walking on Sunshine?

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Great run, well done!

For me, if it’s too wet I don’t go for a training run. That’s easy for me as I no longer work. I will however get set to go, watch for a gap in the rain and then go, go, go.

For my first 10k event it threw it down all morning. I took a complete change of cloths with me and a towel, and went into the loo to change everything ASAP once I had finished. It was early March so not just wet but cold too.

In warmer weather the rain does not bother me, once you are wet, you are wet. However If I drive to the run I always take dry shoes and socks with me for the return journey. And a jacket to stay warm.

My trail shoes are waterproof..tbh I didn’t realise when I bought them. It’s a bonus when running on wet grass etc. I also have a pair of waterproof running socks but I have never used them.......I’m not convinced they won’t cause blisters!

The main thing is not to get cold, and take care of yourself x

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Ah, of course. Change out of wet socks and shoes. I had a bag so I could have carried spares!

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I take the dog out for a walk for a cool down, so a quick change from rubbing shoes to walking boots and in this case a change of socks too! I saw a hack today where someone rubbed a was candle over shoes to make them waterproof which I imagine helps with a little drizzle, but not muddy puddles and buckets from the sky!

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Well done and a good time especially having to stop for tractors etc, wet feet well how do I put up with it, don't have a choice so just keep trotting on with the thought of a hot shower when I get home

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Yes that thought certainly kept me going! And the quicker I could go, the sooner I'd be home!

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After my last drenching a pair of waterproof shorts would be nice.

My running shoes were just soggy sponges. Didn't seem to cause a problem though.

As for Spotify..... what idiot algorithm thinks that some American accented young person talking about gang culture to a monotonous bass beat is music. You can hip hop right off mate.

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Well done.... and you get used to it, it’s all part of the fun 😎

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No hacks then? I used to love skiing but would suffer so badly with cold feet, it was torture. My hands and feet are always cold at the best of times, so the cold and the wet was really quite painful in my toes. Willing to try anything to improve it!

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Well done! I've still not quite managed to reach 6k.........

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You will! It helped that I wasn't doing a loop past home this time as I'm not sure I'd have the motivation to keep going past my house. Had to keep going after 3K, as I was 3K away from home!

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Yes, the loop would be a run killer for sure, which is why I usually run in one direction until the halftime bell rings :)

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