So, should I run in the rain?
YES! (But NOT in a lightning storm*)
A study by Japanese researchers which was published in the Journal of Sports Medicine found that running in the rain led to increased amount of energy used during exercise. You’ll burn more fat.
If you run listening to music, put your device in a sealable plastic bag. Check your running shoes, and make sure that they have enough tread to keep from slipping. Pack petroleum jelly to prevent chafing, or wear compression clothing. Make sure you wear high-visibility clothes.
Run for endurance rather than speed.
Make sure to stretch beforehand. Anatomy & 100 stretching exercises for runners gives you every stretch you could possibly need to stay safe.
All of our other books on running tips, exercises, personal testimonials and more can be found in our catalog here. This page also includes Ebooks you could read instantly from home. Before you run in the rain, make sure there’s no lightning.
*If you get caught in a lightning storm: If there’s a five-second break between lightning and the sound of thunder, strikes are within a mile. Head to a non-metallic shelter as soon as possible.
Watch for hazards, and reduce speeds to avoid puddles or dangerous conditions caused by rain.
After your run in the rain, you’ll appreciate the bowl of sweet potato chicken soup or onion soup more. The Runner’s world cookbook has the recipes you need to help you recover. Foods with Omega-3 fatty acids will reduce inflammation if you’ve had a strong run.
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