Ran outside in the rain -
7.15 miles/60 mins
with Elmer the dog
Post-run I walked into the house announcing, “It’s raining outside!” to the surprise of… exactly no one.
Welcome to Oregon. At least it’s really green here.
They both have some nice features like a lot of reflective stripes (that’s the first my outdoorsman dad noticed and said how it’s great for safety), waterproof and windblocking fabric, thumbholes, soft fleecey feel, etc.
The gear kept me warm and dry during my hour long run this morning and I wore the pants the other day in the rain while out cutting a Christmas tree…
The only bummer is that I ordered mine online without trying them on and both the top and pants are a little too big. The pants have a drawstring waist and even though they’re tight in the calves and thighs, they don’t stay up that well in the waist. Oh well, but if you’re between two sizes, size down.
Thanks New Balance, for letting me test of your gear. Elmer says he needs some waterproof pants too because he was cold and wet afterwards and had to warm up by the fire…
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Are you a rain runner?
I have to admit, it wasn’t that bad once I was out in it, but I really didn’t want to leave a warm, dry house. And I’m not really dying to head back out in it either.
I want to get a long run in tomorrow but might have to hit up the treadmill.