Friday, November 1, 2013

Fitness Friday: Race Day Photo Tips

I love Race Days. No matter if it's a 5K or a half marathon, I look forward to every minute before, during, and after the race. Even if I wasn't a running blogger, I would want to capture as much of the event as I could.

If you are racing this weekend, you might want to plan ahead for some of the key photos you will want to get on race day.



Pre-race outfit (include shoes): It's always a good idea to share your race day outfit with friends and family before the race, so they will be able to spot you while they're spectating (because where else would they be on race day, right?). It's also fun to look back on what you wore: what worked, what didn't.

Pre-race friends, family, running group: You are going to want to memorialize who was there to cheer for you, run with you, support you. If there's an expo, snap a picture when you pick up your runner's packet.

Mid-race action shot/course views: Since all your friends and family are going to be scattered along the race course, you will have tons of awesome action shots to choose from, of course. However, you can also snap pictures during your run of funny signs, popular sights along the course, your friends, or even a selfie!

Post-race at the finish line w/medal: This is the most important photo of the day. It's best if you can snap it at the finish line, but as long as you get the bling, you're set. Hold it up, kiss it, you name it. Just get it with the sweaty glow to show how hard you worked to earn it.

Post race scenic: Races often have scenery that make amazing backdrops for that last celebratory photo. Try to pick a spot that sums up the overall atmosphere of the race. Or did you just run a race for charity? Get a picture standing next to the charity sign.

Are you racing this weekend?

I'll be spectating the Manchester Marathon/Half Marathon. If you're running this one, look for me around mile 3. I might be holding a picture worthy sign for you!

What's your favorite race day photo?



23 comments:

  1. The one where I'm wearing a banana suit lol

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  2. I enjoy the finish line photos. The look of TRIUMPH and excitement is amazing to see in photos!!

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  3. At a half from the Spring, my hubs got an action shot of me at mile 9. I'm heel striking like you wouldn't believe but have a huge smile on my face because I got to see my peeps!

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  4. Love this. No matter how many races I run race day photos never get old. My favorite it crossing the finish line which my husband takes if he isn't running with me. And the medal shot. Gotta have the medal shot :)

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  5. You look great in that pose-so strong! As much as we LOATHE being injured, finding the silver lining (i.e.: core strength for you) can be the best way to approach it.

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  6. The truth seems to be that even though I spent all of October also nursing an injury, my foot still isn't ready to run like I think it should be and it looks like November will be more of the same. Boo. Nice job with the crow pose!

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  7. Truth is, I'm learning how much rest does my body good. I'm listening to my body with ears wide open ;)

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  8. My arch "fell" two years ago and while it's bothered me off and on over the last two years it hasn't been a huge problem. Since I've been training harder (and running on some crappy sidewalks) it's gotten worse and is not causing ankle pain. I know I need to visit the doc but I am scared of what they will say. So, my truth is I'm in denial!

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  9. Look at you in crow pose!!! That's so awesome and I love seeing all your sweat-a-day posts. I'm realizing that I need to cut myself some more slack and that even when I think that I am, I'm not truly resting. My body need to rest and recuperate.

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  10. It's hard to slow down once we get in a groove! I held the crow pose for about 3 seconds...it was awesome!

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  11. Aren't we all?? ;) Better to face it now than be sidelined for months like I did!

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  12. I need to keep following in your footsteps!

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  13. As hard as it is, we'll be better off for taking the time to heal! I help the pose for all of 3 seconds...it was great!

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  14. I've been thinking about all that I have learned from the sidelines and a new strength is definitely one thing. That is one hard pose to hit, even for 3 seconds!

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  15. Nice job with the crow pose - looking strong! You definitely inspire me to do more strength work!

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  16. You should be proud of yourself Amy! Seems like you are accomplishing a lot! :) Very inspiring!
    I haven't perfected the crow pose!!! Good job! :)

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  17. Wow. Amazing how strong and full of balance you are to be able to do that.
    My training truth I am constantly tired and have bad headaches - they make training hard. Hence then docs GF decision.

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