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Thanks to everyone for the great advice! I'm sure some of my socks will work well, and I'll look for socks specifically designed for water as well. The only problem now is that it hasn't even drizzled at all for about a month so I can't practice in the rain. But that also means that it probably won't rain on race day so it may be good news.
Can't keep them dry, per se. However, make sure you have great socks that will keep you from having foot injuries from rubbing. I have DryMax and I have run through puddles and kept going without issue. GL with your race!
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Hi, Street Teammate! Thanks for posting a topic near and dear to a Seattleite's heart.
Here in the Puget Sound area there is simply no way to stay dry running in the winter during the rains. Not that I've found, anyway. It's a matter of using wicking synthetic sox and underwear to stay warm and damp instead of sopping.
Often I start to chill as soon as I stop. Best solution I've found to is put on a wool hat during the post-run cool down.
For the most part I don't mind the rain, it's cooling during the run. It's just tough sometimes stepping out from the warm house into a deluge.
Can you have someone waiting at the finish line with a change of shirt and sox?
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Someone here had mentioned that before. I at the time thought if only I could have that happen to me since I am at that hot flash age. Then it did start happening to me. Even in summer I would be like ice after. The half marathon I am talking about it rained the whole time and it was May so a little cool out. There were people shaking an shivering all over the place.
I often feel like that. I sweat and am hot as hell running, but once I stop I get to be freezing within like 1/2 hour. I just thought I was weird!
I ran a half last may and it poured. Running it was great and I did not even notice being wet. However, when I stopped running after the race I was freezing. I thought I would never be warm again. My friend who did the full marathon--her lips actually turned blue. Make sure you have somethig nice and warm to wear after the race
A shoe with upper mesh and thin athletic wicking socks are the best! I know it sounds strange, but getting your feet wet without being soggy and heavy is your goal. I can't stand wet feet either, but I have found this gear to be comfortable.
Best to you in the Tinkerbell Marathon. I wanted to go, but couldn't work it out in my schedule. :(
I have run in some pretty bad rain, but I use the synthetic Asics socks and they dry really fast and don't feel squishy like cotton does.
I wear(and love) SmartWool socks, winter and summer. And unless I'm actually running thru ankle deep puddles, they keep my feet pretty dry. Even in the rain. And I've never had a blister since I started wearing them.
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Another option is wool socks. They help wick the water away from your feet as well as keeping your feet warmer.
Personally, I run in the rain all the time, and wet feet aren't all that bad if you wear good socks!
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Thanks! I'm sure it'll be fun.
And thanks for the recommendation too. I think they might work if I tuck them under my pants, and if they repel water. And they look nice as well.
I saw gaiters over at Www.runprettyfar.com . Not sure if they are only for keeping dirt out. A tip I was given is to Bodyglide your feet to reduce chafing. The Tink race sounds like a blast. I saw it about a month ago too late to register. It's on my 2013 wish list. Enjoy!
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I've done a lot of rainy runs, and I've always just gotten wet.
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I'm doing the Tinkerbell Half Marathon at Disneyland at the end of January. It probably won't rain, but I'd like to practice just in case it does.
I'm wondering if there is a way to keep my socks and feet dry. I can stand everything else getting wet because I'm used to sweating, but I don't think I would be comfortable with soaking wet socks. Does anyone have the same issue? Is there a way to keep them dry?