Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How to run in the rain–part 2

You can read How to run in the rain–part 1.

Why is there a part 2?  Because of the clean up after running in the rain.  Your clothes and stuff can be washed in the normal manner.  However, the shoes are another story.  Since it is raining they can not be set out in the driveway to dry.  You have to manually dry them.

  1. Take out the insoles
  2. Prop the shoes so the excess water can drain
  3. Place newspaper or shop rags in the shoes
  4. Place shoes in front of a fan.


Insoles out and drying on the bike trainer.


Three days of rain from Tropical Storm Lee

Let them dry overnight.  If you have extra pairs of running shoes then wear a different pair on the next day (here is why you should have extra pairs of shoes – Shoe Rotation.  If the shoes are funky then you can clean before you dry - Bring on the FUNK!


Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

The drying step is always my major concern prior to heading out for a run in the rain. I love running in the rain, but I hate the time it takes for my shoes to dry. It usually takes 2 days for me. I hadn't thought of putting a rag INSIDE of the shoes though; that's smart!

Kim said...

i put newspapers inside my sneaks :) yay for running in the rain.

Keith said...

I had never before considered the issue of drying out my shoes. Here stuff typically goes from soaking wet to bone dry in a few hours, less in direct sun.