Don’t let a rainy day discourage your run. Use these tips to stay safe and comfortable.

Dress

Dress to stay warm, dry, and blister-free. Try a lightweight, waterproof jacket worn over moisture-wicking apparel. Tops and bottoms that are tighter are less likely to chafe. Remember that light-colored clothing may become see-through when wet, so choose darker colors. Additionally, selecting moisture-wicking socks paired with anti-chafing balm on your feet can prevent blisters from forming in wet conditions.

Accessorize

Keep rain out of your eyes with lightly-tinted or clear glasses. Pair with a visor or a hat with a brim to further shield your eyes. If you carry a running belt or other bag, bring an extra pair of socks – changing into dry socks during a long run or race can prevent blisters. Similarly, store electronics such as your cell phone in a plastic bag for protection. Remember that rain often means poor visibility, so be sure to wear items like reflective strips or lights.

Recover

Get out of your wet clothes quickly when you’re done with your run, as remaining in wet clothing can lower your body temperature. Stuff your wet running shoes with newspaper rather than popping them in the dryer to ensure they keep their shape. Remember to rehydrate just as you would in pleasant weather conditions.

Avoid running in thunderstorms or driving rain, and be very aware of the slick conditions beneath your feet when you do venture out. Running in the rain can be exhilarating and empowering as long as you prepare adequately and put safety first.


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