Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Miwok Photos


Here are a few photos from the race on Saturday (from various folks) that I thought captured my day particularly well.  Thanks all for taking the time to snap a few shots!
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(Final preparations at the hotel on race morning. Photo: Martin Mudry.)

(Heading up the Rodeo Valley Trail--I think--early in the morning, at the base of the first big climb, ~6.5mi. Photo: Luis Escobar)


(Charging along Bolinas Ridge somwhere on the Coastal Trail, ~25mi. Photo: Luis Escobar)



(Jenn and Renn cruising back on the Coastal Trail, ~45mi. Photo: Luis Escobar)


(If only I'd been going as fast as this photo looks. Descending Deer Park Road at ~51mi. Photo: Shane Wolf)

(NOT making it look easy--and probably cursing the downhill asphalt--with only a few hundred yards to go. Photo: Shane Wolf)


 
(Mere yards from the finish line. Photo: Nico Vera)

(Man, there is seriously nothing so beautiful as finally sitting down and peeling off the shoes...Photo: Martin Mudry)


(And, finally, another great photo from Luis.)

EDIT: Here's a nice recap of the proceedings at the head of the race by Bryon Powell for competitor.com:

27 comments:

Billy said...

Luis Escobar's a damn talented photographer (and runner).

Nice shots.

~stubert. said...

Awesome shots. The one of Jenn and Renn is super cool.

~stubert.

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Brett said...

Hey what about the tortured toes picture I saw somewhere on twitter at iRunFar?

Sonja said...

Great photos!

Shane said...

Tony - could you tell us about how your shoe choice worked out?

Lucho said...

That last picture is my favorite. Killer race Tony! No surprise though :)

John said...

Enjoyable Running Times race report. Hope you don't mind that I imagine it being me! Kinda the idea I suppose.

Anonymous said...

What shoes are those? They aren't the NB100s

Anton said...

Anon,
NB 790s. Oldie but goodie.

Mahesh Natarajan said...

Anton - One question on downhill running: Do you rock back a bit (lean backwards) when you go down or do you retain a perpendicular stance to the terrain? What do you do to lessen the impact on the quads?

Pastor Pants said...

Anton,
Are the 790s adapted or from the box?

Eric said...

Here's a short video I took of you at around mile 45, right before the course takes you on the road for 100 yards or so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHYHAoQQ4Z8

Mahesh Natarajan said...

@Eric: Just saw your video on youtube. The clarity is fantastic - what did you shoot with?

Eric said...

@Mahesh-
It's a Canon Powershot SD780 IS digital point and shoot (with HD video). Just picked it up at Costco for $180. It's significantly smaller than my cell phone and I'm happy with it so far.

Alan said...

Hayduke lives!
Way to tough it out.
Abzug would be proud...

Art said...

Tony,
What made you choose the 790's over the MT 100's?

-Art

Collin said...

Tony, are you going to take that spot in Western States? Hope to see you out there!

DEANNA STOPPLER said...

That final photo is awesome! Way to go.

Charlie said...

Anton,
I have some questions regarding trail running in CO Springs. I'd rather not take up your comment space, so if you are willing, please email me at c.neuensc@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Scott Dunlap said...

Thanks for sharing!

BTW, be sure to delete that chinese spam comment...they tend to breed more if their system figures out you don't delete them.

SD

chris mcpeake said...

great pics

Damian_Wysoka said...

wow, great photos. You are on my computer wallpaper now:) Great inspiration

crunningman said...

Tony! Hope the recovery from MiWok is going better then expencted. Wondering, like alot of your followers, is it going to be Western States or San Juan Solstice?

Alex said...

If you don't mind me asking, why do you take a knife to your shoes? I saw you in some YouTube vid cutting up your shoes.

Elaine said...

I'll be at the WS cable crossing (Rucky Chucky)let me know if you'd like to hear anything there to help keep you going.

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