A couple of weeks ago Gordon from OutsidePR found his way onto my humble blog and enjoyed reading my ultra marathon experience. He also found my post on the mind games of long distance running where I use the lack of sunglasses as a reason not to run. This led him to propose I should try out a pair of Ryders Eyewear, which is one of their accounts, and let him know what I thought of them. Of course I said “sure” and he asked Devon to send a pair of the “Shot” model my way.
First let me tell you that I am a very picky person when it comes to my running gear. However, for some reason I have never considered eyewear as running gear. For years I simply wore my normal prescription lensed sunglasses on all of my runs, and never gave it another thought. Never mind the fact I had to push my glasses back into place every 100 yards or so. Pay no mind as my normal running glasses weight cause my nose bridge a little discomfort from the slight bounce on long distance runs. Add to this the amount of cleaning that is required for nose pads that are not made to handle the sweat of a marathon distance. Until this past weekend I WAS COMPLETELY HAPPY with my heavy, dirty, sliding, and sports ugly prescription sunglasses.
Thanks to OutsidePR and Ryders Eyewear I now realize my old sunglasses are outdated, and not meant for long distance running. Thanks a lot Gordon! Jeez! I simply never gave sports sunglasses a thought and didn’t know there was a difference.
Saturday I set out for a short 7 mile run wearing the “Shot” model of Ryders Eyewear.