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I have survived week 2. I have come across an unexpected problem though: rain. What are your suggestions for keeping your phones safe & dry whilest using the app?

I should have called myself runs&hotflushes πŸ₯΅πŸ”₯

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MissUnderstanding profile image
MissUnderstandingAdministrator

Congratulations on another great run! I use the highly technical solution of putting my phone in a sandwich bag in my leggings pocket.

Hope you’re having a mini celebration for finishing the week!

MrsLydiaWickham profile image
MrsLydiaWickhamGraduate in reply to MissUnderstanding

Me too...one of those zip lock types 😊

in reply to MrsLydiaWickham

I like that you have a particular type of bag🀣

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runsnwobbles in reply to MrsLydiaWickham

I had been thinking of that.

in reply to MissUnderstanding

I also have a plazzie bag!

Running in the rain has a particular but possibly masochistic joy. I would avoid a running jacket as inevitably you over heat after a time. A bit like a chicken in a boilabag.

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MrsLydiaWickhamGraduate in reply to

πŸ˜‚ boilabag chicken! 🀣

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runsnwobbles in reply to

Yes, learning that one...Hot flushes + jacket +run = ♨️πŸ”₯πŸ₯΅πŸ‘¨β€πŸš’πŸ§―

in reply to runsnwobbles

I think, run with as little clothes as you can manage. So I generally run in leggings (shorts in the summer), and a teeshirt with running gloves. A hat if it's rainy and a skin if its really cold. I know this is an enormously personal issue, so you will just need to feel your own way as you run further πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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RoxdogGraduate in reply to runsnwobbles

Oh I always take my jacket off, gets much too hot unless it's really freezing

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RoxdogGraduate in reply to runsnwobbles

Haha - when you're running, the hot flushes and heat build up from the run just merge! Bare arms is the best!

MrBassmanjazz profile image
MrBassmanjazzGraduate in reply to

I like the heat. Just unzip, a bit, and let the steam out. :-)

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runsnwobbles in reply to MrBassmanjazz

Do you get hot flushes though? πŸ˜‰πŸŒ‘

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MrBassmanjazzGraduate in reply to runsnwobbles

Fair point.

in reply to MrBassmanjazz

I think this might be an issue for women of a certain age TBF πŸ˜‚

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runsnwobbles in reply to

I'm only 43 but I've have been having them for two years now.

CBDB profile image
CBDBGraduate

A flip belt or any of the ones depicted in the picture are great for keeping a phone with you and dry. I loved my free train vest, but now I just run with a cheap flip belt (not depicted).

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runsnwobbles profile image
runsnwobbles in reply to CBDB

I just discovered there is a nearby running shop, will visit it when finances allow!

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CBDBGraduate in reply to runsnwobbles

oh, how exciting!!!

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to runsnwobbles

GORWRICH Running Belt with Waterproof Adjustable Elastic Strap... I have this one.

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OldflossAdministrator

I have a belt... phone and keys go in... :) Light and no trouble... I have a lightweight breathable jacket.. never had an issue with overheating or sweating... cap is essential for me in rain.

Well done you! You are doing wonderfully!

MrBassmanjazz profile image
MrBassmanjazzGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

I started with a Baseball Cap. Originally to keep the band connecting my earphones fro rubbing on my neck. It keeps the Sun and rain out of your eyes.

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Week7Graduate

Happy rain running_it just gets better!My phone travels in a zip lock plastic food bag which just happens to fit perfectly and a cheap non waterproof waist belt!

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RoxdogGraduate

You are like a superhuman completing the first 2 weeks in all this rain! I use a running belt. It is actually not designed for running, so is a bit more substantial than the running belts made out of flimsy material. I strap it on tight and never notice it's there. Not everyone seems to get on with a belt, but I love mine. I have 2 actually, a small one which holds my phone, keys and tissues, plus my gloves if I take them off. The larger one is for when I do much longer runs, as you will do one day I'm sure! That holds a small water bottle and has room for a snack too!

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Mothmoss

I have a waterproof gillet (funny word!!) from the RNLI which has deep zip up pockets. It stops me getting too hot when running, but is warm enough to do the 5 minute walk in howing gales and rain. My phone goes in there and stays dry and the headphone cable comes out at the top of the zip and underneath the gillet to stay dry and out of the way. Works really well for me.

in reply to Mothmoss

Comedy jacket name! although do you say (hard G) Gillett or jillay ?

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Mothmoss in reply to

It's a definite jillay for me πŸ˜‚ - but that looks even more funny like a step you'd dance round a Maypole

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XenaZelda

I wear a soft shell gillet with zips and phone and door keys go in there and keep dry, I love running in the rain but not too heavy rain as I’d probably slip on a wet leaf, on the injury couch at the moment after feeling elated to get up to 20 mins of running at last run of week 5 πŸ™„ not been able to run now for almost 3 weeks

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