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Wind v's Rain

Deborahchick46
Deborahchick46Graduate

Hello all . Well the temp has dropped a lot which is better for me while running but I can't decide if I prefer wind or rain.

While running the other day I got soaked to the skin. By the time I got half way through my run I was to far to call off the run so I ran through it. My legs and cheeks were bright red but I made it home

Today I did the same run but on first half of my run it was a wind behind me then once I turned round oh my goodness me it was bloomin hard running into it and even worse on the bends of the curve of the prom when the wind is across wind.

Still made it home and enjoyed my run something I definitely wouldn't have said at the beginning of the year

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UnfitNoMore
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Rain for me please... I enjoy it a lot. Wind is my enemy, makes breathing harder.

Deborahchick46
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I can relate with that .

Ang33333
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Rain is fine for me. Don't like a strong wind! Did my first two weeks of the programme in wind and rain! 🤪🤪

Deborahchick46
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in reply to Ang33333

That would have put me off i think

Hidden
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I had a brief dabble with C25K many moons ago and found myself starting in February in the snow. It was actually quite fun! But I hate ice. I'm wondering how things are going to go when the winter comes and everywhere gets slippy. That might be gym treadmill time.

Deborahchick46
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in reply to Hidden

Snow would definitely have put me off

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Hidden

I’ve been comparing gym membership to day passes... I think it’ll be cheaper for me not to join unless we get a LOT of snow this year.

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Running shoe ice grips!

Whatsapp
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Sadly the two not being mutually exclusive means you will also have to face the joys of both at the same time. Then you know you are a dedicated runner!!

Deborahchick46
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in reply to Whatsapp

Living where i live on the North West coast the two definitely go hand in hand . I look forward to it 😂😂😂😂

mrrun
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I’m a gale and sleet aficionado. Nothing better than a slab of ice crashing on the side of my head while negotiating through gale force winds, then going home to read people’s nostalgic posts about sun and heat. :) Happens every year! ;)

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to mrrun

We’re having winter again this year? Why aren’t they warning us on the news?

Deborahchick46
Deborahchick46Graduate
in reply to mrrun

Oh my goodness me you must be bonkers to run in gales and sleet.

mrrun
mrrunGraduate
in reply to Deborahchick46

Well, what’s the choice if outdoor running is one’s preference?

Deborahchick46
Deborahchick46Graduate
in reply to mrrun

Oh sorry I didn't mean to sound rude . There's no other choice. I will run through the winter months too but maybe I'll avoid days when they carry a weather warning

mrrun
mrrunGraduate
in reply to Deborahchick46

You are not rude, don’t worry about my posts! :) My fave was late December, temperature around zero and the wind along the Thames was simply vicious. I thought, that’s it, they’ll find me in the Spring. Fast forward 3-4 kilometres and there was l with my sleeves rolled all the way up, passing drivers looking incredulously. In reality it all sounds much worse than it really is. Just ignore the elements and run. UNLESS there’s black ice on the ground. Even l stop for black ice, no point in rotating my knee by 180 degrees, is there? ;)

Deborahchick46
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in reply to mrrun

Good advice. I intend to run as often as I can to be honest. I enjoy it. I'll rest when I stop enjoying it

Tasha99
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in reply to mrrun

Yeah! We’ve run through the beast from the east! We can do it all!

cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Tasha99

Crikey Tasha, what was that like? 😳

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Not too bad in the snow but I’ll be buying some ice grips this year 😂

cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Tasha99

😳😳😳😳 😅😅😅

mrrun
mrrunGraduate

Haha, the last one was bad enough and l had to go out 4-5 times per week getting my chops ready for half marathon. And tbh, it wasn’t that bad, you simply run. But the posts about blue skies, bright sun and warm/hot weather came thick and fast. :) :)

I haven’t run in either really - 99% zero runs in the rain, and no real wind to speak of. However, I already I think I’ll prefer rain. Can’t imagine how you’d control your breathing running into a strong headwind!

I’d like to order some rain now please. Still close to 30 degrees here in the SW 😩😅🏃‍♀️

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

I've not yet had the pleasure of running in anything other than heat....which blatantly tells you how much of a newbie I am.

But.....I know one thing.....I like outdoor running so I'm anxious about how I will cope with the elements that is a staple for us.....

I guess time will tell......!!!

Deborahchick46 - you are awesome!! 👍You inspire me!!!😍

Deborahchick46
Deborahchick46Graduate
in reply to Hotheels

Aww bless you. Thank you 😳(blushing) xx

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

Wind and rain are a runners friend. I am struggling with the heat and looking forward to the autumn, weird or what?

Part of the fun of running is facing all the different weathers that the uk throws at us.

Deborahchick46
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in reply to helenwheels

Not weird, I'm looking forward to it being cool enough to run . Hopefully I will then get a tad faster .

bellspond
bellspondGraduate

I’ve only run twice in very little rain, here in Cambridgeshire summer has been going on for months. I am a little nervous about what I shall do when it ends, too many excuses not to go out if the weather isn’t nice.

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