But my 10K training plan says today is 2 mi + strength, so I rallied. Got up, hydrated, stretched, and made my way out the door…only to find a steady stream of rain. Gross. I’m a newbie runner and have zero rain gear. Now was not exactly the time to bust out my heavier raincoat and overheat just so I could get my mileage in. I already had plans for Barre Fusion tonight, so I scrapped the idea for a morning run and traded it for an outdoor run after work or on the treadmill right before class. Not the ideal situation, but with a neighborhood whose streets are more easily runnable than its sidewalks, I opted for safety. A darker morning + rain + running in the street didn’t seem like the most prudent of options.
I sat down and typed this post, writing “I know that it’s easy to find excuses, and maybe that’s what I’m doing.” Funny how saying (or typing) things can reveal our true feelings. I WAS making excuses. By the time 6:30 rolled around, I made up my mind. It was light enough that I felt comfortable; I was running this morning – rain or not. I changed back into my gear and headed out the door. The rain had stopped. I completed my 2 miles at a decent pace, and finished feeling productive and happy.
I lucked out, but still want advice – what are some good tips for running in the rain?