Tips for Running in the Rain

I ran my first half marathon in hurricane warning conditions. A steady rain and ferocious winds pounded the New Hampshire seacoast that day. Waves as tall as single-story homes crashed against the shore, sending frigid ocean water over the sea wall. Yet despite the horrid conditions, thousands of determined runners splashed through puddles nearly the size of swimming pools on their way to the finish line.

Luckily, running in those stormy conditions was such an adventure that the miles slipped by almost unnoticed. It wasn't until after I finished that I noticed blood on the heels of my shoes and the front of my shirt.

I've logged hundreds of miles in the rain since that day, and I've learned a few important lessons along the way.

About the Author

Jason Saltmarsh is an RRCA Certified Distance Running Coach and marathon runner who has been writing about health and fitness since 2012. His work has appeared in Runner’s World and Club Running, and on many popular running websites. He is a regular contributor to ACTIVE.com and the Huffington Post and recently published his first book, Marathon Running: A Complete Guide for Beginners. Learn more at saltmarshrunning.com.
Jason Saltmarsh is an RRCA Certified Distance Running Coach and marathon runner who has been writing about health and fitness since 2012. His work has appeared in Runner’s World and Club Running, and on many popular running websites. He is a regular contributor to ACTIVE.com and the Huffington Post and recently published his first book, Marathon Running: A Complete Guide for Beginners. Learn more at saltmarshrunning.com.

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