Friday, January 20, 2012

"To Run in the Rain"- A Tale by an Oregon Runner


 Running in the rain is not everyone's favorite pass time. I can understand that. There are mornings that I wake up and I choose the treadmill over the outdoors. But sometimes running in the rain for me, is so therapeutic. Living in Oregon makes it hard to avoid running in the rain, so I have tried to make the best of it on the days where I would rather stay curled up in my warm bed.  Here are some of my personal tips that have helped me to Fight the Weather as I run, and maybe they can help you!
*The Gear*
As some of you may know, I work for Nike, so of course all of my running gear is Nike, but they really do make great product. So my first recommendation is a good running hat, as seen here:

Next you need a good running Jacket. Water resistant jackets keeps the rain off longer than anything cotton you might wear, and water repellent is eeeeeeven better! 

And for the bottom half, I have dri-fit long pants, and on my feet are some sweet Nike Frees!

I still ended up looking like this at the end of my run, but for the first 2.5 miles, I stayed pretty dry considering the torrential down pour that was actually going on outside. 
 Light Grey to Dark Grey. 

Anyways... I hope this is helpful! Your gear also does not have to be Nike of course. I just prefer it, and I am super bias. Ha! Happy Running my friends! More running tips to come, so stay posted!

Love and Outrunning the Weather!

-Kate


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