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5/18/14 1:17 A

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If it looks like serious rain, I carry a lightweight disposable poncho.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible. -- St Francis of Assisi
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5/16/14 4:12 P

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having lived in Washington state I'd have to agree with the capris and shirt with a cap too. You're going to sweat and believe it or not, comfort always win. Cap though...def a cap. LOL emoticon

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5/16/14 3:30 P

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And if you wear glasses, Rain-X them.

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5/16/14 3:27 P

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Running in the rain is my specialty! I live in a temperate rainforest, so 50 degrees and rainy is my BEST running condition. I recommend capris and a long sleeved wicking shirt. If you don't live in a super-rainy environment, you may consider the garbage bag at the beginning to stave off cold, but my philosophy is always that you're going to get wet anyway, so might as well acclimate. I second the suggestion that you wear a hat with a bill. The wicking baseball cap is the rainy runner's best friend. Good luck on your race!

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5/16/14 3:06 P

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You'd wear capris and a short-sleeve shirt? Sounds backward to me. I'd be wearing a long sleeve shirt before changing from shorts to capris or tights.

50F still sounds cold to me. I'd be wearing a long-sleeve shirt *with* another disposable light layer on top. For a rainy race (up to 55ish), I'd go with a long-sleeve shirt rather than a windbreaker. The long-sleeve shirt won't overheat you and yet will still cut the bite of rain falling on your exposed skin.

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5/16/14 3:01 P

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Go with capris and a short sleeved shirt. Garbage bag at the beginning. Cap. Definitely a cap. You will get wet, but that is the fun of a rainy race.

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5/16/14 2:58 P

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Help! Sunday I have a 10k race planned. It's supposed to be around 50 degrees and rainy. Spring showers could mean light rain or a real downpour. I'm hoping to finish in 1:03.

Normally for 50 degrees, I'd wear capris and a short sleeved shirt. But adding in my Brooks windbreaker/water resistant jacket, I feel like that would be too warm. It doesn't offer much protection - last time I got caught in a surprise downpour, I was soaked to the skin within 5 minutes.

I'm thinking of taking a garbage bag to wear until my corral is released but would rather not check a gear bag with other warm ups as there will be a huge crowd.

How would you dress?
Tank, capris, and jacket?
Tank, shorts and jacket?
Short sleeved, capris and no jacket (just get really wet)?
Short sleeves, vest, and capris?
Short sleeves, vest and shorts?



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