what is your finish face look like (Read 6483 times)


    This is what 2:58:38 looks like.



    I wanted that PR bad. Just barely made it.


    levitation specialist

      This thread is full of win.

      I have no finish pics. I elude the finish line, like a cat eludes water.

      Feeling the growl again

        This is what 2:58:38 looks like.



        I wanted that PR bad. Just barely made it.

         That looks a lot more badass than your "before" picture in another thread.  Big grin

        "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand


        I am spaniel - Crusher of Treadmills



          Saw this picture of me from my recent local 14K club race and thought of this thread.  It looks like I was about to cry.  My eyes were on the finish line for sure. The wind was blowing hard and was actually a tail wind there at the finish, but it was brutal out on the gravel/dirt roads during the middle of the race.

          Here's a picture one of the volunteers took during the race as one of the first runners came through at about mile 7.  Fun day for a race, winds were gusting to 38mph at the finish.  Running into the wind on that dirt road was sheer joy.

          Age: 50 Weight: 224 Height: 6'3" (Goal weight 195)

          Current PR's:  Mara 3:14:36* (2017); HM 1:36:13 (2017); 10K 43:59 (2014); 5K 21:12 (2016)


          not bad for mile 25

            Looks brutal. Joking

              Looks like the dust bowl days are returning


              The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff


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              Ultra Cowboy

                The last Race I finished.  a Fun, afternoon 5k after doing a 12 mile training run that morning.





                I fly.

                  He might be annoyed, but this is my brother:




                  (The story behind it is he finished the race and went to pace a friend, but didn't want to cross the finish line twice.)

                  Bring it on.

                  Mostly harmless

                    This was very close to the finish. I couldn't see the seconds column on my watch but knew that I was at 3:54:XX with a goal of sub 3:55.

                    (finished in 3:54:51)


                    "It doesn’t matter how often you do it or how much you accomplish, in general, not running is a lot easier than running." - Meb Keflezighi


                      Here is what a 1:29:56 when you're under trained looks like.


                      "He conquers who endures" - Persius
                      "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel


                        Sometimes it ain't pretty...



                        About a mile from the finish of a 1:19:50 hm,  wondering if I'm tearing my left hamstring from the bone.

                        Runners run




                          I <3 kilts!  How YOU doin'?! Evil

                          Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                          remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                               ~ Sarah Kay

                            I am usually gritting my teeth and grunting and growling.  Lots of animal like expressions and noises help to finish stronger !!!

                              5k  = 19.48 10/1/13

                            10k  = 45.28 4/16/13

                            Half Marathon = 1:38.53  Summer Sizzle 7/13/14

                            Operation Jack Marathon 12/26/12  4:39.11

                            Solo O Marathon 06/02/13  3:52:10

                            Operation Jack Marathon 12/26/13 3:40.34

                            Ultra Cowboy


                              I <3 kilts!  How YOU doin'?! Evil

                              better now  Blush  Wink