Friday Five 2.0 – Racing in the Rain


It’s Friday so I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostesses and visit some other bloggers.

Unfortunately I have too much experience for this topic.  My recent two 5ks were in the rain In fact, the forecast for tomorrow’s half marathon is RAIN!!!

FIVE TIPS FOR RACING IN THE RAIN:

1. BRING A PONCHO OR GARBAGE BAG.  

I don’t usually run in this but many people do.  It’s for before the race and standing around in the starting corral. You can buy them in the Dollar store.

2. WEAR A CAP.

Even if you’re not a hat person, this will keep the water out of your eyes and off your face.

3. USE BAG CHECK AND BRING DRY CLOTHES.

You may have to arrive earlier or go out of your way, but a change of clothes is always welcome when you are soaked.

 

4. PROTECT YOUR PHONE.

Don’t leave it behind just because it is raining. Use a plastic bag or put it in your racing belt.

5. SMILE ANYWAY.

You paid for the race. You can’t do anything about the weather.  So have fun.

*FOCUS ON THE POSITIVES.

friends & chocolate milk

** DON”T FORGET ABOUT CHAFING AND BLISTERS.

Water makes it worse if you are susceptible.

Wish me luck:

Happy Running!  Any other tips for racing in the rain? Would you DNS? Who else is running Brooklyn tomorrow?

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23 thoughts on “Friday Five 2.0 – Racing in the Rain

  1. Hopefully it won’t be too bad. Have fun! Look around!

    I, OTOH, will probably be racing (yes, much less time) but it will be a cold rain up here. What is it about 5ks & cold rain lately? Although I kind of wish Freihofers could be that way . . . well, a slightly warmer rain anyway. Or maybe it will be really nice weather!

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  2. Good luck on your race, even through the rain. You have some great tips on running in the rain here. I haven’t experienced racing in the rain much, but I do have experience racing in extreme cold temperatures, and I think I’d take the rain !

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  3. Hopefully the rain with be light, or non-existent, tomorrow. I don’t mind if it starts raining during a race, but it’s mentally hard to start a race when it’s pouring. The hat is a must!

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  4. I’ve run a few races in the rain and the worst part for me is after I finish–I get really chilled quickly! If it’s raining or threatening rain, I check a bag of clothes at gear check to change into.

    Good luck this weekend!

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