If anyone else wears glasses and does tri, could you share any hints and tips - particularly for Ironman?
Swim - as a crap swimmer I'm banking on just following those in front, and hoping that any bouys are large enough for me to see. Back up will be positioning myself according to the position of the sun, but it can move a long way in 2 1/2 hours!! (and I will need to adjust at the turns, assuming that I know that I am there!!). I know I can get prescription goggles, but the finances have run out so that is a no-no. IMUK apparently will have a table where I can pick up my glasses, so if I get that far without getting lost I will be OK.
Bike - as an even crappier cyclist, I tend to start streaming sweat at an early stage. Any tips for keeping the glasses on and not slipping down my nose? I end up paranoid that they will fall off! Also what do you do when it is raining? I end up being able to see nothing, and taking them off sometimes - not a good idea when racing as I can see in colours and broad shapes only! Again finaces do not allow for prescription cycling shades.....
Run - rain is OK as I wear a baseball cap with the peak pulled down, which keeps most of the rain off the glasses. Slight trouble with the galsses slipping down my nose, but pushing them back up isn't really a problem whilst running.
What is anyone's experience of contacts? I've been told not to wear them swimming, although I know that some of you do from earlier discussions. I've got two reservations about this:
1. I'm not going to want to be pi$$ing about in T1 trying to get contacts in
2. If I lose a lens (whether swimming or not) I'm screwed unless I am carrying spares and have a steady hand (some hope in an IM!!)
Any feedback appreciated, and although I hope it won't rain when I'm on the bike, I would like a contingency plan that involves being able to see!!