|pic from I <3 to run|
For most of us, this is probably not our favorite scenario, but there will come a time when it simply has to happen. Here's some tips to make it a little less painful.
A lot of runners show up wearing a garbage bag. Yes, a garbage bag will cover most of your body and it will effectively repel water. But, garbage bags are kind of big and bulky. My solution? Use a dry-cleaning bag instead. A dry-cleaning bag is much lighter in weight, and guess what? If you're participating in a race, your race bib will actually show through it! I recommend not just splitting it open for the neck, but actually cutting a bit of a scoop neckline, as well as side slits near the waist so you can have access to your pockets or race belt underneath. I have a bag all rolled up and ready in my fuel belt, so I'm always prepared.
|A dry-cleaning bag will also let your festive clothing show through|
|two necessary race day words: Wool Socks|
|Have cap (and braid); will run|
|Yes, you may be a muddy mess when you are finished|
And, last of all, remember to smile! Having a good attitude will do wonders for your spirits. Although rain can make for miserable conditions, it also can make you feel like a beast for persevering through it .
Have you ever trained really hard for a big race, only have it rain on race day? How do you feel about running in the rain? Ever wiped out on a muddy trail or slippery path?