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Hi all - I wear my glasses when I run, I'm terribly near sighted and can't go without them, especially when running at night. Fog/Humidity is a regular occurance in New Orleans and my glasses get fogged up regularly. It's really hard to keep them clear while running and having something to wipe them off with so only seconds later they're fogged back up.
Does anyone have any tricks to prevent this?
I haven't, though I rarely have much of a problem. I have seen anti-fogging sprays advertised (google "anti-fogging") and I think swimmers have some tricks, but I've never tried them.
There are some sprays to use to prevent fog buildup--perhaps check with a local eye glass center or running/triatholon store in your local area to see if they have any suggestions.
I just wear my contacts when running; however, I know contacts don't work for everyone.
adult running life commenced: March 2009
2014: Rural Route 13.1 (Esbon, KS)
Wabash Trace half marathon (IA)
Hartford CT (October)
Newport RI (next day)
Tufts 10K (MA)
Santa Fund Run (NH)
2013: Running with the Cows (Lenexa KS)
Wabash Trace half marathon
Detroit Free Press Marathon (AWESOME event!, not an awesome finish time).
2012 Rock n Roll USA Marathon 5:28:53 unseasonably hot day, full sunshine, sunburned and dehydrated during race
Omaha Maraton 5:17: __ yeah, new PR! Too bad the brain got in the way and slowed me down! ---recycled glass finisher medals.
April Fools 5K 32:13.7 age division: 28/71
7th half: Kansas City Hospital Hill 1/2--this thing is tough, but the heat/humidity were tougher: 2:45:43
8th half: Park 2 Park 1/2-New PR 2:21 and change
St. Louis FULL Marathon (my first!!!) Hilly, hilly, course full of turns 5:24
Sullivan Bros. Veterans' 5K 30:10 New 5K PR
4th half (5/1/10) --ran injured, DUMB move.
Sullivan Bros. Veteran's 5K/10K (11/2010) 1:07:17.7
6th half: Vegas half (12/2010) New PR! woot woot. 02:27:58
St. Patricks 8K (Wash. D.C.) (3/2009)
1st half 3:04 (5/2009)
10K 1:17 (10/31/09) HOT, humid, Kaua'i
3rd half: Vegas 1/2 (2:34:48) (12/2009)
I will live my life; life lived in fear is not living. ~~me
You could try Cat Crap-- I know, lovely name-- but it really works, at least in a northern clime where we get fogging due to cold and heavy breathing...It's produced by E.K Ekcessories-- and I think you can find it at most sporting goods stores...