I recently found out my aunt is doing a 5km race later in the summer and I'd love to push myself to try it. My problem is that I haven't been making it outside for a run lately because the weather has been miserable (10 C and rainy) and making me want to stay inside... but I really do need to get my fitness level back up!
Anybody have tips for getting out during those bad-weather days and running anyways?
Find an indoor treadmill or track...
Good call, I never really thought of an indoor track. I despise treadmills - running on a moving belt as opposed to a firm surface really throws my movement off - so was hoping to avoid that.
Luckily the rain stopped for a while today so I managed to get outside!
Har har har, I've been having the same trouble getting motivated ALL week. Every time I looked outside I said, "But it's soo coooold... and it's sooo weeeet ."
I forced myself to run outside once this week. For that I wore extra clothes and listened to music to distract me from the crappiness. I didn't even need the sweatshirt after a few minutes running, but it helped me get out the door for sure.
And then I tell myself, "hey, if I get rained on, it'll cool me off!" And I'm going to shower after anyway, might as well get a head start.
If I knew where there was an indoor track for me to use I would go for that, too!
Hum, I think I just wanted a chance to comiserate about the miserable weather lately. It's springtime, what the what?
Hoping to get out today for a run, down to a light jacket for morning and night...
Good luck with your training!
I would recommend getting out when you can because it's actually a lot harder than running on a treadmill. (I'm actually doing a 5k soon so I thought I should get off the treadmill and onto the road recently.) As for the inclement weather... I did get rained on last time and it both cooled me off as well as made me feel way more bad ass when I was done. Running in the rain makes you feel hardcore!
My Couch to 5K coachs said that the best things for new runners is to run every other day or 3/4 days a week. Then on the other days do other types of exercise. this prevents stressing your less so much and helps minimize things like knee and shin injury.
Why not use a rainy day as an arms day?
Also running in the rain helps keep my sweating down. Or at least I can not feel sweaty as I'm all soaked. It kinda feels neat except i can not use my mp3 player for distraction
10c and raining is perfect running weather!
i live in vancouver and run in the rain all the time. i love it. 10c would have me in shorts and a long-sleeved tee-shirt.
I would have to agree with this. Although I honestly prefer to run when it isn't raining, I find that sometimes I run better in the rain. I have had some of my best runs in POURING rain. It can be exhilarating. It helps keep my overall temp cooler and I can run faster. I live in Portland so I'm not stranger to rainy weather.
Put on a cap with a brim to help block out the wayward drops, but your head down and get outside. Heck, you might enjoy it.