We've already established I love the rain. And, as you can see in the latest video, rain happens, and I've got to deal with it.

Of course, I don't mind it, so coping with a few raindrops - or a lot of raindrops - isn't a big deal.

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But, like running on the road when it's sunny, you have to be vigilant when going for a run in bad weather. Remember the road running video, where I said Trust No One? That goes double for rain running. Or snow running, which I also dig.

If drivers aren't able to pay attention to you on a clear day, imagine what it's like on a damp, rainy, cloudy day. Not pretty. That's why I try to keep on the road shoulder more often during bad weather. If I can, I'll wear even more light-colored and reflective clothing, so I'm doing all I can to get the attention of drivers who are, justifiably, focused on the road and weather conditions.

Of course, if it can be avoided, I'll steer as clear as I can of heavy-traffic areas. I want to enjoy my runs in the rain. No need to suck the fun out of them by having to focus too hard on evading motorists. That's why it's good to have a few park or trail routes available. You can avoid the hassle of minding traffic and focus instead on having fun weaving from puddle to puddle.


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