Hi Fiona, here, Running Bug Editor. I love running in the rain, because...
It's so refreshing
It feels like I'm enjoying something that would be miserable if I was sat in side
It's funny when it lashes it down
It's stopping us having a proper drought (is it true that it needs to rain every day til November for the water table to be back to normal levels)
It looks greener
There's less people around!
So... go tell me what you like about it, and I'll write some more about it!
Oh and if you spot the typos you can extra prize ; )
honestly... sticky keyboard! You can get an extra prize!
I'll keep my fingers off the keyboard because I HATE running in the rain ;)
ps You should have written "there are fewer people around" - Sorry but you did invite typos lol ;P
Why do you hate running in the rain? (you get a prize ; )
All of your reasons..
+ I love the smell early on a rainy morning.
+ I find I can run further, faster. I always assume that the rain cools me down and provides a replacement for my sweat, so my body doesn't waste energy working my cooling systems. Well, that's my theory anyway.
I hate running in the rain because it's cold, cold rain here (west scotland)
I had the opportunity to power walk in very heavy rain in Delaware (US) last month and that was a wee bit more bearable because it was about 85° - I just HATE cold and squelchy trainers lol
I love running in the rain because I don't need to take a water bottle.... I can just stick my tongue out!
and it makes me run faster, so I can get home before my hair goes all frizzy.
Running in the rain is cool and refreshing - not hot and sticky, as per the norm. I also love the looks you get from other people who clearly think you're bonkers!!
You see, we Brits do love to talk about the weather. Come on Bug members stiff upper lip, more reasons why we LOVE THE RAIN!
Here's some more from me....
I love running through puddles - feel like a kid again
I love getting drenched and overcoming the elements - makes me feel 'hard' ; )
Last week we ran on the South Downs and saw the rain cloud we were going to run into - it looked amazing
It's just exhilarating!
Any more any one?
Until yesterday I had never run in "proper" rain as I'm fairly new to running and have planned to avoid it in the first few weeks.
Last night however I had planned my run and, as has often been the case, it was looking dry so off I went.
Just as I started to run after my warm up it started raining gently, then absolutely bucketted down for the remainder of my 40minute run, and for about two hours afterwards.
A couple of things grabbed my attention in this new experience of rain running.
Firstly, I didn't like the wet feet thing as my (fairly) new running shoes were getting wet and potentially smelly.
Secondly, I didn't appreciate the rush hour drivers in the lanes speeding past and splashing me in the puddles for fun but kindly waved at each one with a smile and a chunter under my breath "*******"
Then, to top all that at the busiest crossraods, I tripped up the kerb, fell over and looked a right idiot in front of about 6 cars who no doubt were all having a bit of a chuckle in their nice warm cars. You know when you get up super quick as if nothing happened and carry on running??
You may think that this is building into an " I hate running in the rain response" but, in my tiny little mind, the overwhelming glory of the occasion is that I had managed the whole run keeping my glasses dry by wearing my son's baseball hat which all the family had said " Surely you're not going out in public in THAT are you??" ( I don't look good in any hat). This was my main goal for this run so I was quietly celebrating my victory against the British Summer thinking Ha !! you can't stop me running with your lashing rain.
It wasn't till I got home that my kids spotted the blood on my hands, mud up my legs, and said,"Dad, are you O.K.?"
"Yes" I said, " My glasses are bone dry"
"You're crackers Dad" said my son.
"I know but at least I'm happy eh?" was my response.
So, in answer to your question, I do quite like running in the rain.
I love it, the victory over the British Summer. Well, having posted this. I was confronted with monsoon-levels of rain at 620am as I headed off to meet Julia for our run to Kettlebells. Luckily, we were saved from doing Kettlebells in the rain- that would have been too much for even us hardy lot. But as we ran home from kettle bells it started again and it was the big downpour type. I laughed and said, 'ha ha, I do love running in the rain' as massive sharp drops hit my eyes, washing off my little scraping of dignity mascara. I then went on to the Downs for another 10 miles, and it stopped raining. But now I got the wind, and the blow dry. When I got home I looked like I'd had a bad perm - a bit like Ozzy Osborne in the 80s (complete with streaky eye make up)... oh how I love the rain (and as if to taunt me as I type this - it's started lashing it down again)... oh one more positive. There was an amazing rainbow over the Eastbourne seafront today!
I also love running in the rain, it feels cool and refreshing, there are few other people about but those few I do see, always manage to share a brief laugh about how mad we are for being out in the rain.
Hop round puddles, dodge overhanging wet vegetation, careful not to slip when trotting down the railway footbridge, all part of the fun, and makes me feel like I've really done something.
Home again, strip on the doormat, clothes in washer, me into hot shower, brilliant!
Cup of tea, piece of cake, smashing :-)
Ooh yeah, getting in after a run in the rain is great. Aren't we an upbeat and positive bunch!
Even though i'm a woman i look like forest gump with his cap and waterproof jacket but without the beard. Makes me smile.
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