1. Body Glide is your friend: When you are wet all over, the chances of chafing are huge. So do yourself a favor and slather on the Body Glide or Vaseline to reduce your changes of chafing and that horrible shower experience after your race.
2. Wear a hat or visor: Whether you prefer a hat or visor, keeping the rain away from your eyes for miles and miles is key to keeping your race from turning into a miserable experience. For the Boston Marathon 2015, I wore a brand new hat because the forecast was so bad, including cold winds.
3. Electronics: I always run with my IPod shuffle, but use a snack size ziplock bag or jacket pocket during rainy weather. You can purchase running belts that have waterproof pockets so that is another option. The other choice is to run without your music or phone and that gives you less weight to carry and your electronics stay nice and dry.
4. Wear a disposable poncho to the start: These can be purchased at Walmart or similar discount store for about $2 and are invaluable for keeping your dry before the race starts. If it is a cold race, you may choose to keep it on for the first mile until you are properly warmed up.
5. Race outfit: Tops and bottoms that can wick moisture away from your body are the best choice. I like to wear form fitting tops that won't bag out and turn into a dress after a couple miles. If the weather is cool, a breathable running jacket will be a great option.
|Near the finish line, I opened my jacket so my number could be seen|
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Any tips you can add to my list?