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Discussion: Eyesight

in: kkling; kkling > 2016-06-14

Jun 15, 2016 12:17 PM # 
I was wearing the Reading Safety goggles I normally wear and could not see a thing. I cannot read the map without them either because I don't have the close up vision. The water would stream into my eyes while wearing the glasses. About halfway through, I decided to stop at each control, wipe my glasses and eyes dry and do a map memory leg so I would not have to read the map along the way. It worked better until you were close to the control. I don't know what the answer is here.
Jun 15, 2016 2:38 PM # 
I think its contacts (and maybe a headlamp with the low light) but I haven't pushed myself to take this path yet.
Jun 16, 2016 12:32 AM # 
I had contacts in but need the reading glasses to see the finer details. I just could not see the circles on the map in the darker places of the course.
Jun 16, 2016 4:40 AM # 
Also, I think you logged 30 hours here...
Jun 16, 2016 6:09 PM # 
Wow, that's a long sprint course! 30 hours!
Jun 17, 2016 1:04 PM # 
Thanks! I had not noticed.
Jun 20, 2016 1:07 PM # 
I did try the contact route.. I could not see as well with the distance. Maybe I did not give it enough time.

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