Rainy Day Runs

Rain has come early to the Bay Area this year. Many of us have a harder time motivating ourselves to lace up our running shoes when water is pouring from the sky. However, it’s important to remember that you can never predict the weather, not even on race day. Would you let yourself skip out on a race due to a little precipitation? I didn’t think so! And how better to be prepared for the eventual rainy day race than a rainy day training run. There are a few simple steps you can take to make a run through the rain as fun as every other run. To stay comfortable, you’ll need to wear wicking fabrics and apply extra Vaseline/Body Glide before the run. To stay safe, you’ll need to remember that visibility is reduced (especially for drivers) and streets and sidewalks may be slick. Here are more tips from running veterans.