Ok, so looking at the latest forecast for Saturday, I am getting really nervous. The forecast calls for a 90% chance of rain during the marathon. Oh, no! Believe it or not, I have run over 50 races, including 9 marathons, and have never had to run a race in the rain. I know this is something I should feel very grateful for, and I do.
Even during training, I do everything possible to not run while it’s raining. This is much easier to do, since we can pick and choose our training times, and I just choose dry weather. Ultimately, during a race, you have no choice.
So, I am asking for help. It seems pretty certain that my marathon on Saturday will be filled with rain. I need some tips. Please let me know what you do, and how you cope with the rain on a distance run. Do you wear a hat? How about shoes? Any change in those? Any extra areas that need chafing protection other than the usuals? I need to pack tonight for the trip down tomorrow, so any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for the help! I’m going to try not to get depressed about this, because not all days are sunny and perfect for races.