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.
** 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?