Hi Seemomgo! Good job completing your race in the cold and rain. There is an inexpensive alternative and it is light weight. I always carry a plastic garbage bag with me on my runs. Easy to make a hole for your arms and head. Larry
"If you see a man running up a mountain trail in Montana with a fly pole attached to his back, you are probably lost. LDD
Cold is not so bad, but wet and cold is the worst. Way to tough it out!
I have a running rainjacket by Marmot. I think it's this one:
It's very lightweight, and has vents I can unzip if I start getting too warm, but when it's cold I can layer a couple of shirts under it. I bought it for just the sort of weather you're talking about here.
WTG, C-mom. You survived under some tough conditions, and now you're getting good race attire advice. I hope you find something that works for you.
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Brrr. Many of us have had runs like that. I've never raced in those conditions. You're pretty tough.
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~~~~HUGH CONGRATULATIONS C-MOM!!!!~~~~~~~
WOW!!!! JUST, WOW!!!! & I watched lotsa trash bags go by....... I wasn't running - just support team for this year! - I was supposed to have another obligation, but got snowed out! I did the kids run thingy & Expo (bought more shoes!) on Sat am
I dunno about the 'best' wp running jacket - I have this North Face tech/combo jacket It's lighter weight, water resistent & vented....
I'm doing okay w/layers ~ but we're not into the main winter yet!
Big congrats to you and seeboy, and I trust you have both warmed up by now. A nice mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows usually does the trick for me, and when it doesn't, I have a second mug.
I never run in cold, rain, or wind when I can possibly avoid it.
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Brrrrrrr! I'm with Dark Horse, I try not to run in rain and wind. Brrrrrr! You're one tough chik - and I think you exemplify the whole lunachik concept! Nice for C-boy too. He's a great kid. One of these days we'll have to get together with the kids again. When we both have time. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/wink.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/wink.gif|border=0!
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