I don't know how may of you run wearing glasses, but I'm guessing that it is a fair proportion.
I have discovered a bit of a problem running in my specsavers specials, that of slippage. Every few yards I have to raise my hand to the bridge of my nose and reposition my eyewear, Eric Morcambe style. After 2-3k it gets annoying. It gets worse the more I perspire and by the end of my run I'm doing every 2-3 steps.
In an attempt to solve the problem I thought I would try running without my glasses on the grounds that:
1. Weight saving, the 20g less load may shave 0.05 of a second off my 5k time.
2. Aerodynamics, see point 1 re time saving.
3. I'm unlikely to be reading anything.
4. As I am plodding along at 0.3mph I probably don't need distance vision too much.
4. It's really annoying to have to compensate for the slippage.
So Last night I ran without my eyewear for the first time. I can't say it went to well to start with after running straight into my neighbours parked car (no damage that I could see). I think it improved after that as I ran in a general downhill direction and didn't seem to hit anything significant, I did get rather wet at one point so I'm assuming that I missed the bridge over the river and ended up crossing it commando style. But I got home ok and lived to tell the tale.
Strangely this morning I noticed someone had flattened the hedge at no 42, bloody vandals. I'm glad I didn't run into them while I was out on my run.
No idea of my time as I couldn't read my watch, for this reason I think I will reinstate the eyewear (maybe gaffa tape will help?).