Good luck to all the New York Marathoners running on Sunday! The forecasted weather is supposed to be cloudy with showers, high of 11C and low of 4C. That means it’s going to be cold in the morning of your race. Be sure to wear wicking socks, wicking shorts and top. A hat would be great to keep the rain from hitting your face. Vaseline always helps to reduce the chaffing and is a runners’ best friend. I never leave home without it.
Get to the race start early. Bring lots of old clothes, hats, blankets, towels or anything to keep yourself warm until the race starts. On the Staten Island side, they put up tents, you stand/sit on the floor but the wind still gets in. It gets chilly if you have a long wait.
Runners, be ready for the 18 mile bridge. It’s a slow and steady climb, but such a killer. Have fun and enjoy the city.
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