Run Doodle Run

The long road to 26.2

Rainy “Winter” Run

Temperature: 50
Conditions: Drizzly/Misty, Night
Type of Run: Hill Workout

Shirt: UnderArmour HeatGear Long Sleeve
Pants: UnderArmour Authentic ColdGear Compression Leggings
Socks: SmartWool Ph.D. Medium Mini Socks
Hat: Brooks/Runningwarehouse.com free hat
Reflective: Nathan Lightstreak Vest (with blinking LEDs on the front and back!)
Lights: Nathan HyperBrite Strobe, StrobeLight, and LightSpur

Commentary: This one as a bit tricky, because it was wet and chilly, but not cold. The reflective gear and lights were a no-brainer (ALWAYS wear them if you’re running on a road at night! The more, the better!) But with it being a chilly rain, I was left deciding whether it was better to be warmer (which generally means thicker layers that might soak up more water) or more streamlined (lighter materials that won’t soak up the water but that might push my body heat out). I went with a compromise – warmer on the bottom, lighter up top – and it was perfect. Honestly, I barely noticed the rain once we got moving (I get super sweaty running hills anyway). I don’t typically wear hats, especially when it’s this warm, but it was perfect for keeping the rain and mist out of my eyes (and was a great place to perch one of my blinking lights). Thankfully, because we were running from the store, I brought a nice, warm (and dry!) set of clothes to change in to after the run.

Verdict: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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