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  1. Hailey @ Striding Strong
    November 22, 2013

    It rained during my whole run this morning, which is pretty rare for Arizona! All my warm weather clothes aren’t that bright though, so thanks for the reminder! I like to run in arm warmers because they are small enough that I can tuck them away if I start to get too warm. Great tips!

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    • Yuri
      November 22, 2013

      Thanks Hailey! I used to live in Phoenix so I know how rare rain can be there—way to run through it! Arm warmers are a great tip as well, they are my favourite winter running gear.

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    • Yuri Artibise
      November 25, 2013

      Thanks Hailey! I used to live in Phoenix so I know how rare rain can be there—way to run through it! Arm warmers are a great tip as well, they are my favourite winter running gear.

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  2. Stephanie @ Cat Lady Runs
    November 23, 2013

    There are some great tips here – I usually put my iphone is a SpiBelt and wear that if it looks rainy because that is pretty good protection from moisture. Running in Florida tends to be hot, and monsoony not cold but still I never thought about BodyGlide and its easy to forget to hydrate when you feel drenched. Loving your blog!

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  3. Jax @ Everybody Needs Mistakes
    November 24, 2013

    Experiencing a recent “cold front” here in central texas with some rain and sleet. And I may possibly be dealing with some snow when I go back home for the holidays this week. If it is raining AND cold/windy, I enjoy wearing an ear warmer headband under my cap. It’s small enough to tuck in my belt if it gets too warm. Thanks for the list! I will definitely keep these tips in mind when I’m tempted to skip out on my runs.

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    • Yuri
      November 24, 2013

      Ear warmers are a good idea. I can usually run with a light weight beanie/toque here in Vancouver, but in colder climates your ear can get really cold if they aren’t properly protected!

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    • Yuri Artibise
      November 25, 2013

      Ear warmers are a good idea. I can usually run with a light weight beanie/toque here in Vancouver, but in colder climates your ear can get really cold if they aren’t properly protected!

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  4. Theresa C
    November 24, 2013

    Being someone that hasn’t really needed body glide – knock on wood – I wish I would have known/thought of the potential hazards of damp clothing before. I participated in a three day charity walk, the first day of which ended up being over 25 miles in monsoon conditions…ouchie!! I keep a mini body glide in my gear bag at all times…just to be safe.

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    • Yuri
      November 24, 2013

      It is always wide to keep Bodyglide on hand////you never know when it will come in handy! Another use I recently learned is to apply a light layer on your you cheeks and nose to protect them on colder or windy days.

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    • Yuri Artibise
      November 25, 2013

      It is always wise to keep Bodyglide on hand… you never know when it will come in handy! Another use I recently learned is to apply a light layer on your you cheeks and nose to protect them on colder or windy days.

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  5. Chris Burnell
    November 24, 2013

    I just recently ran a race and it started pouring about 3 miles in and didn’t let up for 2 miles. I did manage to take some of the precautions you mentioned but I wish I was better prepared.

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    • Yuri
      November 25, 2013

      Chris, often times the best tip for running in the rain is personal experience. I bet you’ll be better prepared next time based on that experience!

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  6. Alicia C
    November 25, 2013

    I am a big fan of ziplock baggies for tech while I’m running. They really do work! I will wear thinner socks when its raining and some type of windbreaker. Nothing I own is waterproof, but having the windbreaker type fabric does help deflect a bit.

    Most of all, I’ve learned to embrace running in the rain 🙂 I tend to run faster, too!

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    • Yuri
      November 25, 2013

      Embracing the weather (regardless of what it is) us definitely the best tip of all. You can’t control Mother Nature, but you can control your attitude!

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    • Yuri Artibise
      November 25, 2013

      Embracing the weather (regardless of what it is) us definitely the best tip of all. You can’t control Mother Nature, but you can control your attit

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  7. Anita
    November 25, 2013

    I avoid running in the rain unless I absolutely HAVE to (race day) otherwise you will find me on the treadmill. If I had to choose between running in the rain and not running at all I would go with the latter so treadmill it is! 🙂 I use baggies for my phone when running all the time, mainly because I’m such a sweaty runner.

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    • Yuri
      November 25, 2013

      Anita, in Vancouver, if we avoided running in the rain, I could only run outside two months a year! 😉 I also train on the treadmill, but usually only for runs up to 5K and for specific workouts such as speed or hill intervals.

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  8. Maria Angelique
    November 25, 2013

    Love this especially the photo because I love running in the rain and snow and people always give me the weird look that says… well, weirdo! lol

    Maria
    http://asphaltandtrails.blogspot.com/

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    • Yuri
      November 25, 2013

      I’ve definitely received the ‘weirdo’ look before, although most times I’m running in the rain, the only other people out are other runners and the occasional dog walker.

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  9. Michael Deolloz
    June 29, 2014

    Just ran in the rain for the first time. It was AWESOME… Wonderful simple tips here! I didn’t wear any cotton and all moisture wicking shorts and shirt. No socks, ran in a pair of minimalist type shoes without socks (Brooks pure drift)… Next time, I’ll go out on purpose in the rain!

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  10. Marie Alessandra
    October 17, 2014

    Great tips, just what I needed today. I was on the edge of skipping today’s run, but now I know how to make it work. Thank you 🙂

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    • Yuri
      October 21, 2014

      Glad I could be of help!

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  11. Jennifer Gonzalez
    December 13, 2015

    Thanks for this! I’m in Texas and it’s pouring here today, but I defintely wanna get out with these tips

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