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  • Writer's pictureKen Lubin

Why I Train In The Rain

Because it sucks!

Most athletes don’t like to train in the rain, being wet isn’t any fun. You get cold, chafe easily and admit it, wet clothes and shoes are the worst.

When you get over the fact that you are wet and realize that once you are wet and get moving you get warm quick, you are already winning!

Because your competition isn’t doing it.

They find excuses, take the day off, or at best give a minimal effort. If you embrace it, realize that it is making you stronger, tougher and more resilient, you will kick their asses once race day comes.

I am a big fan of training when it sucks the most, in the cold, rain, heat or snow, it makes you tough, it gives you a winning mindset and once race day comes, you will be ready for anything.

If you want to take the next step in business, life and sport embrace the hard, do the job that sucks, and train in the rain, in the end this will separate you from the pack!


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Mar 25, 2021

In 2018 I did most of my long training runs on the Boston Marathon course. It rained or snowed on us almost every time. Come race day it was 35 degrees and raining sideways. Us New Englanders who had trained in those conditions not only ran good but many PR'd. At the pro level you saw many drop. Opening the door for Desi to win. Train for what you are going to race in and you'll be fine.


Peter Bysshe
Peter Bysshe
Mar 25, 2021

It's my favorite kind of work out. My kids frequently mock me lovingly when they see me suited up for a rainy day bike ride by parroting "cuz . . . Daaaad, what if it rains on race day?"

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