Photo Shoot: 2013 Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon
This is a fun race to try and photograph. It’s over quickly, so you have to plan ahead and execute well to catch the runners.
I hadn’t even touched the camera for over a month, very unusual for me as I typically get out with it a few times each week. The upside is that I have been spending a lot more time running and riding. I’m not 100% injury free, but I’m feeling far better than I have in recent years. My body is letting me train with some focus and intensity, so that is what I have been doing.
I didn’t have much free time this morning, so I knew I wouldn’t be able to stay long enough to photograph the entire race. With that in mind, I selected just two locations to hit that would give me the most variety and opportunity. Much like last year, I showed up before dawn and got in a good 10 mile run before shifting gears into photographer mode.
The early gray skies soon gave way to sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures. I was impressed with the speed of the lead runners. They were hauling!