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... AND HOW TO BECOME AN URBAN RAIN RUNNING PRO

While writing this there’s nothing but rain, rain, rain outside the window. The few people that dared to hit the streets are crouching under umbrellas. Wrapped in a stressful and erratic energy field, they run on their toes and look like injured wild animals... Human life depends on rain, so how come we hate it in our part of the world? This 3-minute read will focus on how to deal with the drops when you’re running in the city rain.

BETTER PATIENCE

Don’t use the weather as an excuse for not going outside. Unless it's thunderstorms, of course. If you’re running a short distance and have the possibility of showering directly afterwards - take the opportunity to get soaked - like when you were a child jumping in puddles. It’s actually quite fun and some studies show that rain makes you a more resilient runner mentally. By letting go, you release the need for control. This helps you to reach goals easier, but also to enjoy the rollercoaster that life can be.

BETTER PATIENCE

Don’t use the weather as an excuse for not going outside. Unless it's thunderstorms, of course. If you’re running a short distance and have the possibility of showering directly afterwards - take the opportunity to get soaked - like when you were a child jumping in puddles. It’s actually quite fun and some studies show that rain makes you a more resilient runner mentally. By letting go, you release the need for control. This helps you to reach goals easier, but also to enjoy the rollercoaster that life can be.

EMPTY STREETS

We promote active traveling in any weather, but it’s nevertheless quite nice that rain brings less crowded streets in the city, especially during rush hour.




EQUIPMENT

Although we love the positive childish getting-soaked-part, it's not always the smoothest option. We recommend investing in clothes and packs that repel water and keep you safe and warm.

Shoes: Get shoes that have additional traction or treading on them so you don’t slip when it’s raining. If you don’t have waterproof shoes, invest in removable insoles that are easy to pull out after your rainy run. The shoe dries faster that way.

Backpack: Get our backpacks! They are made for motion. They are made for rain. Waterproof materials will keep your belongings safe and dry in any weather.

Clothes: Light and water-repellant layers makes it easier to control your body temperature, such as:

- A base layer, like a long-sleeve shirt or a mesh shirt, under your T-shirt

- A waterproof shell layer on top

- Tights or compression shorts that could prevent chafing if your legs get wet

- A cap to keep your head warm and protect your eyes.

SKIN, HAIR & ACID RAIN

Rain water is good for the skin and hair according to many skin experts. It’s the purest form of soft water, meaning: water that is not alkaline. BUT, this applies to people living in forests and far away from pollution. For most of us city people, the rain is full of dirt and pollutants.

If you have sensitive skin, it may heighten the chances of dirty skin and infections. And say bye bye to the natural sheen and luster of your hair, if the water has a high pH level. It can cause burns on the scalp and damage the cuticle.

Our tip is to avoid the first few showers, as they wash away the high level of pollutants in the atmosphere. Prepare by applying a water-proof lotion that will insulate the skin against the chemicals in the rain. Any water-proof sunscreen will do the job. And as simple as it sounds - wear a cap!



SAFETY

Roads and sidewalks can get very slippery during and after rain. It’s better to slow down and run at a steady pace.

Rain can also blur the sight for people in traffic. Use reflector lights and wear brighter colors to improve visibility.

Avoid getting cold. Remove wet clothing, shoes and packs as soon as possible. Take a warm shower, get dry and eat and drink warm food.



PHYSICAL BENEFITS

Unfortunately there aren’t any studies that show physical benefits of running in the rain. But when we brought up the subject with a few runners the other day, everyone agreed that they challenge themselves more during rain. They run faster to get home sooner and get motivated by “the fight” against the drops.

THE VALUE OF RAIN

Life on Earth depends on rain. It’s the source of freshwater for many people and animals, where rivers, lakes, or aquifers are not accessible. It provides water for agriculture, industry, electrical energy and hygiene. Without it, we wouldn’t have nature. Without nature we would die.

Try to think of this when you damn the weather. Make every rain experience joyful! Praise life, feel the droplets on your face, be thankful and laugh about it. It could be worse.



CLIMATE CHANGE

The rain topic timing is bad. Or good. Depends on how you see it. The other week, many of our friends and families had houses completely destroyed by flooding due to heavy rain. In other parts of the world, we have intense fires. Studies show that these extreme weather conditions will continue to happen, due to pollution. We need to change routines. We need to act. One way to make a big change is to travel by foot or bike. We make it easier for you. Check our page to read more about our Climate Neutral running products and our Sustainability journey to Net Zero.

BETTER PATIENCE

Don’t use the weather as an excuse for not going outside. Unless it's thunderstorms, of course. If you’re running a short distance and have the possibility of showering directly afterwards - take the opportunity to get soaked - like when you were a child jumping in puddles. It’s actually quite fun and some studies show that rain makes you a more resilient runner mentally. By letting go, you release the need for control. This helps you to reach goals easier, but also to enjoy the rollercoaster that life can be.

EMPTY STREETS

We promote active traveling in any weather, but it’s nevertheless quite nice that rain brings less crowded streets in the city, especially during rush hour.



EQUIPMENT

Although we love the positive childish getting-soaked-part, it's not always the smoothest option. We recommend investing in clothes and packs that repel water and keep you safe and warm.

Shoes: Get shoes that have additional traction or treading on them so you don’t slip when it’s raining. If you don’t have waterproof shoes, invest in removable insoles that are easy to pull out after your rainy run. The shoe dries faster that way.

Backpack: Get our backpacks! They are made for motion. They are made for rain. Waterproof materials will keep your belongings safe and dry in any weather.

Clothes: Light and water-repellant layers makes it easier to control your body temperature, such as:

- A base layer, like a long-sleeve shirt or a mesh shirt, under your T-shirt

- A waterproof shell layer on top

- Tights or compression shorts that could prevent chafing if your legs get wet

- A cap to keep your head warm and protect your eyes.

SKIN, HAIR & ACID RAIN

Rain water is good for the skin and hair according to many skin experts. It’s the purest form of soft water, meaning: water that is not alkaline. BUT, this applies to people living in forests and far away from pollution. For most of us city people, the rain is full of dirt and pollutants.

If you have sensitive skin, it may heighten the chances of dirty skin and infections. And say bye bye to the natural sheen and luster of your hair, if the water has a high pH level. It can cause burns on the scalp and damage the cuticle.

Our tip is to avoid the first few showers, as they wash away the high level of pollutants in the atmosphere. Prepare by applying a water-proof lotion that will insulate the skin against the chemicals in the rain. Any water-proof sunscreen will do the job. And as simple as it sounds - wear a cap!

SAFETY

Roads and sidewalks can get very slippery during and after rain. It’s better to slow down and run at a steady pace.

Rain can also blur the sight for people in traffic. Use reflector lights and wear brighter colors to improve visibility.

Avoid getting cold. Remove wet clothing, shoes and packs as soon as possible. Take a warm shower, get dry and eat and drink warm food.



PHYSICAL BENEFITS

Unfortunately there aren’t any studies that show physical benefits of running in the rain. But when we brought up the subject with a few runners the other day, everyone agreed that they challenge themselves more during rain. They run faster to get home sooner and get motivated by “the fight” against the drops.

THE VALUE OF RAIN

Life on Earth depends on rain. It’s the source of freshwater for many people and animals, where rivers, lakes, or aquifers are not accessible. It provides water for agriculture, industry, electrical energy and hygiene. Without it, we wouldn’t have nature. Without nature we would die.

Try to think of this when you damn the weather. Make every rain experience joyful! Praise life, feel the droplets on your face, be thankful and laugh about it. It could be worse.



CLIMATE CHANGE

The rain topic timing is bad. Or good. Depends on how you see it. The other week, many of our friends and families had houses completely destroyed by flooding due to heavy rain. In other parts of the world, we have intense fires. Studies show that these extreme weather conditions will continue to happen, due to pollution. We need to change routines. We need to act. One way to make a big change is to travel by foot or bike. We make it easier for you. Check our page to read more about our Climate Neutral running products and our Sustainability journey to Net Zero.

EMPTY STREETS

We promote active traveling in any weather, but it’s nevertheless quite nice that rain brings less crowded streets in the city, especially during rush hour.



.

EQUIPMENT

Although we love the positive childish getting-soaked-part, it's not always the smoothest option. We recommend investing in clothes and packs that repel water and keep you safe and warm.

Shoes: Get shoes that have additional traction or treading on them so you don’t slip when it’s raining. If you don’t have waterproof shoes, invest in removable insoles that are easy to pull out after your rainy run. The shoe dries faster that way.

Backpack: Get our backpacks! They are made for motion. They are made for rain. Waterproof materials will keep your belongings safe and dry in any weather.

Clothes: Light and water-repellant layers makes it easier to control your body temperature, such as:

- A base layer, like a long-sleeve shirt or a mesh shirt, under your T-shirt

- A waterproof shell layer on top

- Tights or compression shorts that could prevent chafing if your legs get wet

- A cap to keep your head warm and protect your eyes.

SKIN, HAIR & ACID RAIN?

Rain water is good for the skin and hair according to many skin experts. It’s the purest form of soft water, meaning: water that is not alkaline. BUT, this applies to people living in forests and far away from pollution. For most of us city people, the rain is full of dirt and pollutants.

If you have sensitive skin, it may heighten the chances of dirty skin and infections. And say bye bye to the natural sheen and luster of your hair, if the water has a high pH level. It can cause burns on the scalp and damage the cuticle.

Our tip is to avoid the first few showers, as they wash away the high level of pollutants in the atmosphere. Prepare by applying a water-proof lotion that will insulate the skin against the chemicals in the rain. Any water-proof sunscreen will do the job. And as simple as it sounds - wear a cap!.

SAFETY

Roads and sidewalks can get very slippery during and after rain. It’s better to slow down and run at a steady pace.

Rain can also blur the sight for people in traffic. Use reflector lights and wear brighter colors to improve visibility.

Avoid getting cold. Remove wet clothing, shoes and packs as soon as possible. Take a warm shower, get dry and eat and drink warm food.



.

PHYSICAL BENEFITS

Unfortunately there aren’t any studies that show physical benefits of running in the rain. But when we brought up the subject with a few runners the other day, everyone agreed that they challenge themselves more during rain. They run faster to get home sooner and get motivated by “the fight” against the drops..

THE VALUE OF RAIN

Life on Earth depends on rain. It’s the source of freshwater for many people and animals, where rivers, lakes, or aquifers are not accessible. It provides water for agriculture, industry, electrical energy and hygiene. Without it, we wouldn’t have nature. Without nature we would die.

Try to think of this when you damn the weather. Make every rain experience joyful! Praise life, feel the droplets on your face, be thankful and laugh about it. It could be worse.



CLIMATE CHANGE

The rain topic timing is bad. Or good. Depends on how you see it. The other week, many of our friends and families had houses completely destroyed by flooding due to heavy rain. In other parts of the world, we have intense fires. Studies show that these extreme weather conditions will continue to happen, due to pollution. We need to change routines. We need to act. One way to make a big change is to travel by foot or bike. We make it easier for you. Check our page to read more about our Climate Neutral running products and our Sustainability journey to Net Zero.

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