Sweaty Options


I’ve never like having anything on my head while running or working out; actually this was big issue when I was serving in the SEABEES. When things got hot it would tend to remove my cover which is frowned on while on bases on US Soil.

Since I have been running long distances the amount of perspiration from my head has increased, it seems, ten fold. This perspiration tends to be really, I mean REALLY, salty and when it decides to run into my eyes the salt burns so much that its hard to see though my active blinking and rubbing.  It’s really not so bad when I’m running most times the cool air and San Diego beach breeze keeps the majority at bay; its when its hot, still, and humid or I have to stop for whatever reason and the sweat glands go into overdrive it gets hard to control.

Wicking it away using my fingers is my normal process for keeping it from rolling into my eyes; I’ve not yet achieved running speeds that would cause the beads of sweat to peal off my face such as the rain does on a cars windshield.

So I’ve been considering wearing something, something I hope that doesn’t make me look like and 80’s version of Oliva Newton-John. What ‘IT’ is i’m not sure yet; Has anyone invented invisaband sweatband yet?

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13 Responses to Sweaty Options

  1. my26pointtwo says:

    What about a buff? Lots of options for head coverage!

  2. runrodrun says:

    How about wristbands? You can wipe down your face easier and not have head coverage.

    • usabaker says:

      Have you tried this? Never noticed if you wore a headband or something come to think of it. I tried keeping a small towel with me but it was a pain to use,

      • runrodrun says:

        I have used wrist bands and they work well for me. Plus they’re cheap 😃 so it’s an affordable experiment to see if they work for you.

        When I have worn them I just wear one wristband and I wear it on the wrist opposite to my watch.

      • usabaker says:

        What are wrist bands actually for anyhow? Do they keep the sweat on your arms from running down on your hands?

      • runrodrun says:

        Exactly. Used to use them when I played tennis.

  3. pauldburton says:

    I have the same problems with sweat as you; burning eyes, etc. I use Halo bands because they have a rubber gutter that pushes the sweat off to the side of your face. There’s no escaping how dated they look despite how well they work.

  4. icimage says:

    I wear a Saucony Visor (check them out), it keeps both sun and sweat out of my eyes as they have a sweat band built into them. Check them out.
    http://www.saucony.com/en/speed-run-visor/044209825712.html?kpid=11990U-044209825712&kpid=11990U-044209825712

    • usabaker says:

      Wow I didn’t know those had sweat bands built in, I always thought they were just visor people wore to keep the sun out of their eyes. Definitely going to try them. Thanks for the tip

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