Usually I dread looking at race photos. I always look horrendous, as most people should when they’re working hard right? Of course, I still look just in case there is the one time I might look decent. Plus by looking at those pictures I have learned about my bad habits – bad posture, too much arm twisting, heel striking, – so that I can improve. It also tells me what not to wear.
It doesn’t help that since the photographers are out there for a while, they are almost always sitting or crouching, which is not a flattering angle for anyone. Photographers know this, so they must do it just to mess with us.
We can’t all be this guy:
At the most recent race, I expected a record for horrible pictures because it was 85 degrees and I kept dumping water over my head and running through peoples’ hoses. There were still plenty of those gross ones but for the first time ever, I finally took some decent pictures:
Maybe I will buy one and use it as my stock photo for every event.