Never have I gotten so many "excuse me, what are you doing?" comments then when carrying my audio equipment around a track meet. That might partially be because a "shotgun microphone" is aptly named, but also maybe because it's not everyday someone tries to capture the magic of Hayward Field in pure audio form.
In preparation for a longer journalistic audio piece I'm doing on the U.S. Olympic Trials this summer, I played around with some track sounds for my sound design class:
Tools: Tascam DR-100mkII
Mistake: too much wind