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Avoid the Big Chill




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Nf Endurance Team: Come join us for the Long Island Marathon Festival of Races, which has a full weekend of fun events!

The half marathon and full marathon are on Sunday, May 3, 2009. In addition, the new 10K will be on Sunday as well. Whether it is your first time walking a half marathon, or you are running your tenth marathon, this is the race for you! 

It is a great course and the marathon is a Boston-qualifier event. The weekend events are great for the whole family, because there are additional races held on Saturday: 1 mile run, 1 mile kid's fun-run and the 5k run/walk. 

The race expo will begin on Thursday and end on Saturday, so be sure to pick your bib-number and goodies-bag.  Start training for it now! 

Anne Shigley
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P.S. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Anne or team co-coach Krissy Diaz at [email protected]

Race Information
Long Island
- For course maps please click here.

DID YOU KNOW: This event used to be referred to as the "Earth Day" marathon when there was just the 26.2 mile race. Now, the weekend is full of running activities and continues the tradition under the banner of "Long Island Marathon."

Saturday, May 2, 2009
5K Race   8:00 a.m.   
1- Mile Run   8:00 a.m.  
KidzFunRun   1:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Marathon   8:00 a.m.  
Half Marathon   8:00 a.m. 
10K Race   8:00 a.m.
Avoid the Big Chill
Don't let cold weather take you away from your training.
Quick Tips:
- Try wearing latex medical gloves underneath your normal running gloves recommends co-captain Anne Shigley.
"I read this in an article about winter running," says Shigley. "I tried it a few times, and it works, but makes your hands sweat more I think..... use glove liners for light insulation, over a pair of thin rubber gloves (like medical or food service kind), and it will keep fingers warmer, and wind out.
        Try Tronex Latex medical gloves ($5.99, your local CVS or

- Hand warmers = hot hands!
"In Disney, I saw a lot of those hand warmer packs thrown on the ground," says Trish Hardy, NF Endurance program coordinator. "I think some runners started out with them and discarded them once their bodies and the air temperature heated up." Note: They also can easily be tucked into your gloves.
       Try Grabber Hand Warmers ($1.50, REI,

Do you have more cold weather running tips to share with our runners?
E-mail Emily Brown at [email protected]