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2013-10-02 9:27 AM

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Subject: Do they really try to do that?
I just looked at the photos taken during a recent race. OMG, do they go out of their way to take the most unflattering shots possible? Maybe I do have a constant grimmace on my face during the race.


2013-10-02 9:54 AM
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Originally posted by Oysterboy

I just looked at the photos taken during a recent race. OMG, do they go out of their way to take the most unflattering shots possible? Maybe I do have a constant grimmace on my face during the race.


Years of training go into making sure you look like a storming idiot in any race picture. They practice.
2013-10-02 9:59 AM
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This thread is useless without pics.
2013-10-02 10:11 AM
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We were discussing this the other day in the mentoring thread I'm in--how when you're running, the impact can make things look much worse than they appear in normal conditions.  Add to that the swim cap/helmet hair, some goggle action, tight spandex.  It's a perfect storm, brotha.

2013-10-02 10:15 AM
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It really seems that way.  I've been fortunate enough to get some awesome pics, but I also have some baaaaaaaad ones too.
2013-10-02 2:11 PM
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Originally posted by switch

We were discussing this the other day in the mentoring thread I'm in--how when you're running, the impact can make things look much worse than they appear in normal conditions.  Add to that the swim cap/helmet hair, some goggle action, tight spandex.  It's a perfect storm, brotha.




As someone who has lost a lot of weight, I can tell you that I hate every single picture of my thighs that has ever been taken while I run. The impact does horrible things to loose skin. Horrible.


2013-10-02 3:55 PM
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My best worst race photo was at the finish of Pat's Run in Tempe a few years ago.  The finish chute was backed up and they caught my projectile vomit hitting the back of the guy in front of me.  He was just arching his back as it hit while a good amount was still in mid-air. 
2013-10-02 3:57 PM
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Originally posted by popsracer My best worst race photo was at the finish of Pat's Run in Tempe a few years ago.  The finish chute was backed up and they caught my projectile vomit hitting the back of the guy in front of me.  He was just arching his back as it hit while a good amount was still in mid-air. 

Steve.  Steve, Steve, Steve...

Please produce this pic. 

Please.

2013-10-02 4:12 PM
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Originally posted by popsracer

My best worst race photo was at the finish of Pat's Run in Tempe a few years ago.  The finish chute was backed up and they caught my projectile vomit hitting the back of the guy in front of me.  He was just arching his back as it hit while a good amount was still in mid-air. 


THIS NEEDS POSTING!!!
2013-10-02 8:44 PM
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I have my wife take pictures of me during training. Nothing new on race day.

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2013-10-02 9:42 PM
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What I notice with my running pictures is I look like I'm taking it easy and just jogging. Maybe I need to work on my forward lean and my "war face".


2013-10-03 9:07 AM
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I got a couple good swim and bike pics taken at races this year.  Still can't get a good run one which is probably a testament to my baaaad running form.  My wife said I didn't try hard enough this year because I was smiling in too many pics and it looked like I was just out training. 

 

2013-10-03 9:08 AM
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Originally posted by switch

Originally posted by popsracer My best worst race photo was at the finish of Pat's Run in Tempe a few years ago.  The finish chute was backed up and they caught my projectile vomit hitting the back of the guy in front of me.  He was just arching his back as it hit while a good amount was still in mid-air. 

Steve.  Steve, Steve, Steve...

Please produce this pic. 

Please.

+1

2013-10-03 9:44 AM
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I think they caught me at the best possible moment exiting the swim at IM WI 2013, yelling "LAAAAAAAAAAAAND!!!" - I suffered some major cramps in the lower legs just over halfway through, and there were 2 foot swells on the lake with 12 - 15 mph winds this year, so I was QUITE happy to get the heck out of there:


LAAAAAAAAAAAAND!!!

2013-10-03 10:06 AM
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You look NOTHING like how I have imagined you.

Awesome pic :)

2013-10-03 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by switch

You look NOTHING like how I have imagined you.

Awesome pic

Like a donkey??

Thanks, Switch.



2013-10-03 11:40 AM
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The guy behind you seemed to like the swim.  Looks like he's going back for seconds!

2013-10-03 11:52 AM
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Originally posted by MLPFS

The guy behind you seemed to like the swim.  Looks like he's going back for seconds!

That was one of the volunteers that helped people up before the ramp/incline in the water at the water exit.  A lot of people are slightly disoriented and dizzy and don't get their "land legs" and lose their balance there.  There are very helpful and there for safety.

2013-10-03 12:20 PM
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The photos on the bike are best. Get a really nice bike and then that is what stands out in the photo.
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