This week’s topic is: Running in Tough Conditions
I generally don’t run in the rain unless I have an important race (That’s 2 1/2 half marathons in the pouring rain!!!). There is no way to avoid getting wet, but I recommend putting your phone in a plastic bag, wearing a cap with a brim and/or a hood and a waterproof/water resistant windbreaker.
Don’t forget dry clothes for after the race.
In the Northeast, if you run in the winter, you will have to run in the snow. I look for a place to run where the road or sidewalk is clear and if not, I wear YakTrax.
Stay home. Use a treadmill. I don’t run on the ice.
Lots of layers but not too many or you’ll overheat. Wool socks, thermal gloves & a hat are the most important. I like something I can zip or unzip around my neck.
It was sub zero , I think for the race above & I even used hand warmers.
Wear layers. You feel colder when it is windy. Start out running into the wind and end (when you are more tired) with the wind at your back. I also wear sunglasses to protect my eyes (contacts) from the wind.
Run on a trail or path where the trees shield you from the wind.
- HEAT & HUMIDITY
Hydrate…hydrate…hydrate and wear moisture-wicking clothes.
Run early before it gets too hot or in the evening.
Happy Running! Any hints about running in tough conditions? What was your toughest race?