If you've followed mine and my wife's blogs for a while (Michael's is of course called Slowly Tri-ing), you know we are a couple of picture hams. Is it because we're self-consumed and narcissistic ... a little. But when it comes to race photos, you can glean a world of information about where you are in your running process.
One of the really good race organizations we have in Kansas City is KC Running Company. They do a really nice job of managing races, with good communication and quick publishing of race results on their website. But probably the coolest things they provide for most races are free race photos! They usually have a couple of people posted up at the finish line and somewhere else during the race, as well as a couple of folks walking around taking candids. Then usually that same day, they dump them to the website ordered by finishing time. It takes a little hunting to find your photos, but it's just a wonderful perk of their races. You can print them in various sizes and the resolution is fantastic. It's great!
Above is a picture from our 5K on Saturday. Besides my typical initial shock when I see my weathered, aging, wrinkled, face and growing forehead in a photo of, "Wow ... my poor wife!!!" ... I was actually fairly pleased with my running form considering I was moving pretty quickly, and I was fairly winded at this point. My stride and posture has really improved from where I started.
Anyway, just thought you'd get a chuckle from some of my thoughts when I look at a race photo. Hope your week and running are going well!
... be great today!