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In the old days of cotton sweat suits, a run in the rain was no fun at all. Now there are running suits – and mix-and-match running pants and jackets – that can make even the wettest day bearable.
GoreTex, ActiVent, DryRoad, and other specialty fabrics offer varying degrees of wind and water resistance… admittedly at sometimes fairly steep prices. Microfiber running jacket and pants are usually somewhat less expensive, but don't offer as much protection from the elements.