Jan. 21 As we look out the window we see the constant precipitation that is hitting Phoenix. So far we have had close to a 1/2 inch rain and looking at weather.com we can expect rainy days through Saturday. But just because it is wet outside that doesn’t mean you have to skip your runs or hit the evil treadmill. Remember, people do run in cities such as Seattle and Portland. You just need to dress appropriately and plan your route accordingly.
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- Dress in layers. Wear moisture wicking close to your body and moisture repellent for the outer shell.
- Don’t overdress. We are still in Phoenix, not Cleveland.
- Wear a hat. It will keep the rain off your face.
- Be reflective. Even if you are running in the day, visibility is greatly reduced in rainy and overcast conditions.
- Dry out your shoes when done. Stuff old newspaper or paper towels in your shoes when you are done to help dry them inside and out.
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So despite the rain, get out there and log those miles. We only get a handful of rainy days here, so rather than complain and hibernate, get out there and embrace it. Maybe even jump in a puddle or two.