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4/18/13 1:03 P

I just started running in January so take that into consideration. When I plan my running schedule (I'm doing a C25K program so I plan 3 days a week), I take the weather into consideration. So far I've only run in the snow and not the rain. It did hit 90 degrees 2 weeks ago so I went to the gym for that. Otherwise, I've just adjusted my schedule based on the forecast.

A note about wearing appropriate clothing: So I went for a run in my cotton "athletic" pants in the snow. I ended up giving up half way through! My pants had soaked up so much water that they had stretched out a good 6-8 inches and I had to walk on them my entire way home. It was a wet, muddy mess!

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4/18/13 11:16 A

my treadmill

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4/18/13 11:12 A

if it's only a light rain, I'll still go for a run outside.
If it's a downpour I'll just use my jump rope inside.

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4/18/13 11:11 A

outside lol. I always feel a little tougher when I get home soaked and messy lol.

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4/18/13 11:10 A

i, for one, am made out of cotton candy, so a significant amount of me melted last time i got caught in a rainy jog. it was terrible. plz advise

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4/18/13 10:34 A

I live in always rains when I run...

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4/18/13 10:29 A

Rain or shine, windy or calm, daylight or dark, snowing or not, I run one of two routes, at the same time of day - 5:30 AM. It matters not to me the month or season, I am outside running.

(Note: I live in the Pacific NW so we have few tornadoes, no hurricanes, and no severe blizzards in winter and it seldom gets over 85 degrees in summer. I have never been in temperatures around 100 degress F.)

If you go out in any weather, be prepared with the appropriate clothing!

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4/18/13 10:14 A

Run outside. I would rather run in the rain than in 100+ degree weather with humidity.

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4/18/13 12:25 A

Step-ups are my go-to exercise when the weather prevents me from running outside.

Mall-walking is another option, although mall-running would be a little weird.


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4/17/13 9:37 P

outside, unless it's a speedwork day...then it's treadmill.

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4/17/13 8:18 P

Outside if there's no lightening... otherwise the TM emoticon

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4/17/13 7:28 P

I usually will go to the gym and use the treadmill or I just use the day as a cross-training day and run the following day.

Coach Nancy

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4/17/13 7:23 P

The forecast for tomorrow calls for strong storms and high winds. Bummer! Where do you go to walk, jog, or run when the weather makes it tough to get outside?

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