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Any other cautions or advice about running in the rain?
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Forrest, do they make toe covers for running shoes, kind of like what cyclists can wear in the Winter to keep their feet warm? That would be a useful invention--just something to keep the water out from the tops of the shoes...
Speaking of running in cold climates during the Winter months, how do you dress for the weather? I was thinking that I will do layers...polypro tights and shirts, fleece, wind pants, windbreakers, etc. Any specific gear that I should keep an eye out for? I'm even wondering if I might want a pair or trail shoes for Winter--perhaps in a half-size larger to accomodate a thicker sock...?
So today was my first run in the pouring rain. It was about 68 degrees out, so it wasn't too bad. I wore a capilene shirt and shorts and then a loose-fitting shell over my top half, and also a hat to keep out the rain from my eyes. It worked really well, though I think I was a little over-heated due to the shell. I guess my main concern are my running shoes. I just bought them and I don't know how much them getting wet will affect their 'life'. Do I do anything specific to dry them? the Am I worrying for nothing about it? Any other cautions or advice about running in the rain? Kimmer
Hi Kimmer. Nice to get used to running in the rain during the summer. It sucks in the winter. Hope you have gotten used to it by now.
Ziploc bags and a Brady helmet.
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Body glide feet and other chafe sensitive areas before the run. Wet clothes will rub you raw.
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I keep pair of almost worn out shoes for rain runs. Swiftwick socks help. Hat to keep rain out of your eyes.
You are waterproof.
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