There are all sorts of useful tips for running in the rain – but it first requires changing your mentality. You may be used to running only during certain kinds of weather, but it might be worth it to consider running in the rain as a challenge to embrace. You may find that not running in the rain leads to you not running for days, (especially in England!) Which means that you aren’t as likely to stick to your training or fitness goals.
It’s important to stay active, no matter what. If you can embrace this mentality, then you won’t mind running in the rain as much. At this point it becomes useful to think of the reasons why you started running and understanding the benefits eg. how it makes you feel better throughout the day. You might even start thinking of the rain as a way for you to remain cool so that you can remain excited about your morning, afternoon, or evening run.
If you open yourself up to excuses, then you will probably end up missing countless days of your training. If you can run in the rain, then you will have no problem running in the wind, heat, and other conditions. Once you run in the rain several times, you will find that your body has acclimated to it. This will further improve your mental strength and a mere rain shower will never stop you running again.