I absolutely hate running in the rain. I especially hate running with wet feet.
Skipping one long run because it's raining won't hurt you PHYSICALLY in your preparations for a marathon, but allow me to play devil's advocate. Each of the last two years I had a long run of 15+ miles that I had to run alone due to travel conflicting with my normal group long runs. On both of those occasions it absolutely poured down rain, but I managed to grind through a complete the run.
Those two long runs were priceless to me psychologically as I spent the week before January's Houston Marathon knowing it was going to rain for a significant portion of the race. I knew about some of the little physical aggravations I would have to deal with as well, but more than anything it helped me mentally to KNOW that I could handle the conditions.
One of the other things that a long training program will do for you is expose you to running in all kinds of weather. You learn what is optimum for you and how to adjust to what is not so I would view non-optimum weather as a training/learning opportunity.
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