Trivial, ironic, and perhaps even useful tips

I’m not a lover of treadmill and indoor workouts, so in case of rain (even stronger) does not discourage me and grant me the daily morning run.

So I propose 4 simple tips, earned in years of racing in the rain.

1 — Warm up

The first thing to do before tackling the workout in the rain is warm up the muscles as much as possible.
A good warm-up program could be a brief stretching session, and a few minutes of active warming to increase the blood supply to the muscles.

2 — Dress properly

First, wear a waterproof and breathable technical jacket.
To protect your eyes from annoying raindrops, wear a hat with a visor.
Wear a light thermic clothing, so as not to weigh you down further when wet.
Also protects your hands with a couple of technical gloves.

3 — Plan the return

You need to prepare properly your house for your return: if you do not want to flood the entrance, place some newspaper on the floor near the door on which you can drip off, and them can be also used to dry your running shoes.

4 — Be careful!

With the rain, everything becomes slippery and the risk of falls is really increased: so be careful where you put your feet.
If you run in a city, remember that drivers have a reduced visibility in the rain and…stay away from the puddles!