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Tips for Running in Bad Weather

Keep running in hot, cold, rainy, or snowy weather


Updated May 20, 2014

Don't let the hot, cold, rainy, or snowy weather give you an excuse not to run. It's possible to run when the weather isn't perfect, as long as you take the proper steps.

Tips for Running in the Rain

man running in the rain
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A rainy forecast doesn't mean you have to take your runs inside. Get tips on how to dress for running in the rain, whether it's an important race or a training run.

Also see: Are Races Cancelled Because of Rain?
Tips for Racing in the Rain

Cold Weather Running Tips

Woman running on snow
Photo by Jordan Siemens
Running in cold weather can help shake those winter blues, improve your energy level, and guarantee that you'll be in better shape once bathing suit season rolls around. It's important to dress properly for cold weather and follow these tips to run safely and comfortably through cold weather.

Also see: Tips for Racing in Cold Weather

Tips for Running in Hot Weather

Runner Wearing Sunglasses
John P Kelly
Running in heat and humidity can put you at risk for dehydration, heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses. Common sense is the key to avoiding problems, so be sure to dress properly for hot weather running and follow these precautions.

Also see: Skin Protection Tips for Runners
How to Stay Cool During Summer Runs
Essentials for Summer Running
Tips for Racing in Hot Weather

Tips for Running on Snow and Ice

Couple running on snow
Photo by altrendo images
If you'd like to run outside in the winter, but you worry about slipping on sliding on the snow and ice, there are still ways you can get outside and be safe. The usual cold weather running safety rules apply, but you also need to take some additional steps so you keep your feet warm and avoid slipping and falling.

Also see: Quotes About Running in Bad Weather
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