what is your finish face look like (Read 6039 times)

    My finish face.

     

    My girlfriend captured this gem of me at a trail 10 miler this past Saturday.  I knew I was grimacing, but not THAT much.

    "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
    Emil Zatopek


    Sasquatch in Public


    Peace out!

      Coming into the finish at the Empire State Marathon, Oct 2012, Syracuse, NY. The grim look is because my calves were cramping so bad I had to keep my feet perfectly still. If I flexed the ankle in either direction, I would knot up and have to stop. I was in view of family, so I wanted to be running across that finish line. It was an odd gait, but I made it.

       

      empire

      PRs:

      5k -    22:39      12/11     10k -  49:10      11/11

      20k -  1:56:56    9/12      13.1 - 1:54:07    3/12

      30k -   3:05:54   9/12      26.2 -  5:00:27 10/12

      Runner100


        Me finishing this year's turkey trot 5k with a sullen grimace. That  kid made me work hard down the final stretch. Smile

         

        turkey trot

        RaiderGwen


        Night's Watch

          Me at the end of Ironman (#5) Arizona a few weeks back.  1/2 hour P.R.

          Much pain transforming into relief and excitement.

           

          IMAZ


          Mmmmm...beer

            This is about 50ft from the finish at my 5k on Saturday, my first floater. Smile

             

            -Dave

            My running blog

            2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M


            just a simple cat

               This is very awesome!   And a new second place contender for best finish face!!

               

               

              Me at the end of Ironman (#5) Arizona a few weeks back.  1/2 hour P.R.

              Much pain transforming into relief and excitement.

               

              IMAZ

               

              Running is stupid


              day after day sameness

                 I can't help but think of 'Cat Scratch Fever' as the title for this....

                 

                Me at the end of Ironman (#5) Arizona a few weeks back.  1/2 hour P.R.

                Much pain transforming into relief and excitement.

                 

                IMAZ

                Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                   

                  Paincave 10km


                  I'm back!

                     This is very awesome!   And a new second place contender for best finish face!!

                     

                    That is a great one. We have a number of second-place contenders here!

                    Hollie S.


                    Merry Christmas!

                      I look more tired and dead in the middle of the race, actually. At the end I tend to look pissed off because my sprinting face is pretty mad. During the end of the second mile and beginning of the third in a 5K is where I usually start to get pretty tired. Then during the last .75 mi is where I start to kick it and then I look angry. I get made fun of a lot. A ton of people that I know like to take my picture and then I see them all over Facebook the next week.

                      This is my halfway face:Dead

                      This is my finishing face:Angry

                      I wish I was as young as I look in the forum picture! But I'm not. :(

                        I look more tired and dead in the middle of the race, actually. At the end I tend to look pissed off because my sprinting face is pretty mad. During the end of the second mile and beginning of the third in a 5K is where I usually start to get pretty tired. Then during the last .75 mi is where I start to kick it and then I look angry. I get made fun of a lot. A ton of people that I know like to take my picture and then I see them all over Facebook the next week.

                        This is my halfway face:Dead

                        This is my finishing face:Angry

                         

                        I dunno, I think those have been photoshopped.

                        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                        Loves the outdoors

                          Me at the end of Ironman (#5) Arizona a few weeks back.  1/2 hour P.R.

                          Much pain transforming into relief and excitement.

                           

                          IMAZ

                           

                          This thread consistently delivers!

                          One day I decided I wanted to become a runner, so I did.
                          RaiderGwen


                          Night's Watch

                            This thread consistently delivers!

                             

                            Thanks you guys.  

                             

                            I hate my race photos in general, but when this one came across the inter webs, I told my husband, 'Money shot!'

                              The first pic is my second half from a couple of months ago. The second pic is from a mud run a couple of years ago. I am the short white guy in the back that can barley open his eyes because of the grit. It was my wifes first time to run, ever, and she finished all 6.2 miles of it.

                               

                              PR's : HM 1:51:15  -  5K 21:27