What happens when you run in the rain

BerryH Posts: 4,698 Member
One of the questions often asked by beginner runners is, "What happens when it rains?" My answer: you get wet... And oh boy, did I today! :laugh: The sooner they invent windscreen wipers for glasses the better - I nearly ran straight onto the river!



  • Dawnhasajeep
    Dawnhasajeep Posts: 180 Member
    I was going to say... You get wet!

    Good for you for running in it! I love running in the rain.
  • amateurdude
    amateurdude Posts: 44 Member
  • billsica
    billsica Posts: 4,741 Member
    Awesome. i bet you ran faster too.
  • BerryH
    BerryH Posts: 4,698 Member
    Awesome. i bet you ran faster too.
    Too right! Not only did I not overheat, I knew there was a hot shower and a cup of tea waiting for me.

    Sadly, I'm not dry-clean only or I might have shrunk.
  • Contrarian
    Contrarian Posts: 8,138 Member
    When I run in the rain, I feel like a badass. Good for you!
  • MB_Positif
    MB_Positif Posts: 8,897 Member
    Running in the rain is severly underrated! So fun and it has its benefits!!
  • lax75
    lax75 Posts: 118 Member
    LOVE running in the rain - feels good, keeps me cool. and makes me feel so virtuous! :-)
  • Cliffslosinit
    Cliffslosinit Posts: 5,044 Member
    No one can see my tears...lol
  • LorinaLynn
    LorinaLynn Posts: 13,248 Member
    I would love to run in the rain today. I sweat so much, I end up just as wet whether it's raining or not, but it feels sooo good in the rain!
  • Beastette
    Beastette Posts: 1,497 Member
    I love the added bonus that my allergies don't flare up as much. Good on you.
  • shivles
    shivles Posts: 468 Member
    Every time I go out I wish for rain! I love it when it's so heavy I need to put my phone in a sandwich bag :)
  • 76tech
    76tech Posts: 1,455 Member
    I love running in the rain. Road or trail, it's the best time to get out there.
  • robin52077
    robin52077 Posts: 4,383 Member
    I need to put my phone in a sandwich bag :)


    I never go out in the rain to exercise because I HAVE TO have my phone on me, for various reasons, and I am afraid it will get ruined. Never thought of this! Now I can go walking, hiking, to the track, etc, in the rain and not worry about it.
    WHY did I never think of this?
  • heartsoulshannon
    heartsoulshannon Posts: 59 Member
    Ahh I love running in the rain :) My fave! I can't run again 'til August 30th and I'm counting down the days!
  • Yanicka1
    Yanicka1 Posts: 4,564 Member
    My best runs happened in the rain.
    Love it.... sadly we are having a very hot and humid summer.
  • twaltemade
    twaltemade Posts: 68 Member
    Cool...a wet t-shirt thread. ;-)
  • Donnaovercomer
    Donnaovercomer Posts: 55 Member
    I have yet to have the priviledge of running in the run, I have always used it as an excuse not to run but after reading all these posts I might have to get out there, I diid not know all the fun I was missing.
  • SueInAz
    SueInAz Posts: 6,592 Member
    Usually when it's raining here there's also thundering and lightning. I try to avoid running when I could get fried! LOL Plus I have the glasses issue, too. I might run into a cactus!