Running Bees – What do you do when it rains?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
11178 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@iheartcake:  Can you pick up a treadmill from Craigslist, online, used sports equipment store?

When I was running every morning I used my treadmill like a work horse during the winter rainy months. I found programs online to keep up the fat burn and endurance by changing up speeds and inclines, kept things from getting too boring.

Post # 4
2157 posts
Buzzing bee

@iheartcake:  Check out your local high school. The schools in my area all have community fitness centers. They charge about $5/month for memberships. 

Other than that, get yourself a poncho!

Post # 5
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I get wet! Honestly, I prefer running in the winter to the summer. Anything over 60 degrees or so is unbearable to me. In the cold, however, once I figured out how to dress – layers! – it was very doable, refreshing even.

Post # 6
5664 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wear a wind breaker and a hat. I can totally handle running in the rain but if my face is weight and I”m squinting, I’m mad. A hat totally fixes that!

lightweight gloves or a long sleeve that has little hand pullovers are nice too because in winter you go out and your hands are freezing, and then as you warm up you get hot and want to uncover them.

Post # 7
4691 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Depends on how hard it is raining. If it’s not too bad, I’lll run through the rain with ahoodie. Though mostly, I do some other activity when it rains, like riding my exercise bike.

Post # 8
12262 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Definitely check Craigslist! Even a 10 year old treadmill almost always works perfectly, especially when it’s just for rainy/snowy days!

Post # 9
4691 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@iheartcake:  Where in CA do you live? I’m in Massachusetts where it gets really cold and snows.

Post # 10
9168 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

It doesn’t rain much here, but it does get icy and freezing (like negative temperatures) for months at a time.  I have to join a gym that has an indoor track, cause I hate running in those conditions and I hate treadmills.  

I also like Insanity in the warmth of my cozy little house.  (Well I wouldn’t say I “like” it… but it gets the job done.)

Post # 11
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I tough it out and run unless it is to the point of lightning and weather warnings, just grab a waterproof layer/jacket and hat its all you really need plus reflectors if you dont already have reflective gear. 

Post # 12
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@iheartcake:  I’m in California too (OC) and I run in the rain. It rarely gets crazy-cold here, even during winter. If you plan on running in the rain, I’d suggest a visor or cap that keeps the rain out of your eyes, 2 pairs of socks (to help prevent blisters), 2-3 layers (no cotton!!), and glvoes to keep your hands from freezing. Get in a good warm-up indoors (where it’s warm) but don’t get sweaty or your body won’t like the sudden transition from warm house to cold outside. Good luck!!

Post # 13
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Yeah I run in the rain too but with more layers than usual. I actually kind of like running in winter/when its rainy more because the tracks tend to be emptier! I find that it just takes a little more motivation. Good luck with it!

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