Oakley Half Jacket – sunglasses for the runner

I bought these glasses ostensibly for running. I had my eyes on some sunglasses for a while and when my birthday came around this time, I convinced my wife that I need it for my running. I also had a 20% off coupon from REI which brought the price down to a reasonable amount.

After having used it for the last few months, I would like to add that this was probably one of my better buys. It definitely looks cool on me (but then again everything does :)). Before getting my glasses, while going on my long runs, if things get too sunny, I would start looking at the ground while running – bad idea. This used to cause some discomfort (neck, back etc) but then again I did not have an option – either that or become blind. The last few weeks, I have worn the glasses on all my runs. The effect has been awesome. If you are looking for sunglasses to run, this is definitely something to consider. Yes, it is a little expensive but in my opinion worth every penny. It is really light and you do not even feel it. I even wear it for my track workouts. The only negative is that sometimes, the sweat starts poring over the glasses but I usually have a cloth to wipe it off.

Granted I have not worn tested other sun glasses to tell you if this is the best one but I am pretty sure it is right up there with the other glasses.

Today I did my track workout. 5 x 1000 at 5K speed with some breaks in the middle. I was running pretty fast – probably at less than 8 min miles. Yes, I know the mile mark is pretty safe and I will probably not make people forget Roger Bannister but this is still my fastest. With a little more practice, I am sure I can do a 5K in less than 24 mins. Who would have thought that was possible. I also did a mile of warm-up and cool down – so I probably ran a total of 5.5 miles.

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