April 5 2016
April 19 marks the 50th anniversary—to the day—of Bobbi Gibb's historical Boston Marathon, the first time a woman ran the race.
Sure, running in the rain can be cathartic and cleansing (no pun intended). Nothing says dedication like the drive of a runner who doesn’t let a little mist deter her workout plans. Running in drizzling rain is one thing, while a drenching downpour is another story (not to mention a potential safety hazard!).
As we enter Spring (A.K.A. the season where “April showers bring May flowers”) it can be difficult to discern the difference between clouds that signal a light rain and those screaming of an all out storm. Never fear- Women’s Running is here! We recently found an App made for runners by a runner, named Mark Hohmann.
Ourcast is a handy short-term weather predicting app to help runners plan. Just choose the location where you want to run and find a minute-by-minute breakdown of the forecast for the following two hour time period. It’s great for deciding whether to head out for a run, wait a while, or take it to the treadmill.
Though there are other weather predicting apps on the market, we found Ourcast to be amazingly accurate and best of all- it’s FREE! Download Ourcast on your iPhone now: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ourcast/id481344683?mt=8
Poll alert! Do you enjoy running in the rain? Why/why not?