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Running in the rain, what to wear?

Peter44
Peter44Graduate

Ran w7r2 today, quite heavy rain, happy I got out there, put on my thin rain jacket, over, short sleeved shirt, shorts, ok to start, then got too hot! 🥵

What do others do? 🤔

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Wear as little as possible.........you either get wet from outside or the inside and skin is waterproof.

Alvor
AlvorGraduate

I’m out tonight. I’m going to squeeze into my husbands golf top. One of these special keep you dry material things. I’ll put a T-shirt underneath and see how I go. It’s 11 degrees here, so not freezing. Was looking at those wee light running jackets, I’ll see

Peter44
Peter44Graduate in reply to Alvor

Good luck, hope you dont get too hot! 🥵

Imc50
Imc50Graduate

That rain jacket, had the effect of making you a running boil in the bag meal 🥵. As mentioned by IannodaTruffe our skin is waterproof 👍

Peter44
Peter44Graduate in reply to Imc50

Yes, thanks, think i've learnt my lesson, both times i've worn it, got too hot!

mrrun
mrrunGraduate

I get wet.

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

I get wet, just dry your shoes carefully. Lightly stuff with newspaper and place in a warm area, but not in direct heat, works in time for my next run. 😊

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate

I have a really lightweight rain jacket. To be honest I really use it to keep the wind off and stop me getting chilled on my warm up and cool down.

In light to moderate rain I just get wet but in a torrential downpour I probably wouldn't run.

Peter44
Peter44Graduate in reply to Birdlady64

Probably didnt need it on, set of in drizzle really, temp quite mild here, hertfordshire, still, like the running, learning all the time! 😂

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate in reply to Peter44

Yes am in Essex and it is quite mild.

You never stop learning and every run tells you something about yourself, if you let it

Alvor
AlvorGraduate

Ran in the rain last night. Just wore my running top & leggings. Totally agree with Iannoda!

Peter44
Peter44Graduate

Typical, rest day today, and it's nice and sunny here! 😂

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