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rain

It was a beautiful day in New York yesterday and I was excited for a 3 mile run in Central Park. It was a beautiful day, until I left my windowless world at work to discover the torrential downpour occurring outside. It wasn’t even a warm humid summer rain; it was a cold, pelting rain. I should have braved the weather and carried out my double loop of the reservoir, but I was just not mentally prepared for my first rainy run. So I wussed out and knocked out 3 miles on the treadmill.

I know that when it comes to training for a race, you need to train in all types of weather. So today I did a little research on how to prepare for a rainy run. I found an article on About.com with some good tips on the best gear for sloshing around in the rain. While I highly doubt you’re going to see me sporting a garbage bag around the city, I may need to pick up some type of waterproof gear like this Nike jacket. Although at over $100, I may need to reconsider the Hefty Bag look…

Tonight’s a cross training night (boxing!), so no need to worry about the weather. Tomorrow morning, however, I’m scheduled for another 3 mile-er. And guess what else is scheduled tomorrow morning? Rain. I know what gear I need attain to physically prepare for a rainy run, now I just need to work on the mental preparation part. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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