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the field for this race is going be pretty big since it's the usatf 50k road championship.<br><br>
check out this press release:<br><a href="http://www.newyorkultrarunning.org/caumsett50_Prepletter_2008.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.newyorkultrarunning.org/c...etter_2008.pdf</a><br><br>
so far: i'm in, as well as ctmarathoner and anthonyp.<br><br>
who else is venturing down to long island next week?
 

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I'll be braving the Long Island Distressway to get there <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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I will be there yet again.<br>
When I last traded e-mails with Andy Jones-Wilkins, he had planned on being in the NY area and throwing his name into Caumsett. With Michael Wardian and Jason Saitta entered (along with the rest of the usual NY Ultra Series top runners), this should be a strong field...and lead to more people lapping me <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I have no idea what the women's field looks like, except for super-star Meri (of course). My only goal going into this is to enjoy myself, and maybe not be the last person to finish <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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divaleh, you'll have a blast - this is a very doable course and, more importantly, a very fun group of runners!<br>
merigayle, it's so great that you're coming - woo hoo! now, if only we can get dave to give in to peer pressure and join us!<br>
anthony, you'll recognize most of the b.u.s. crowd. in addition to the regular cast of characters, lots of local long island runners join in and run at least 20 miles as their long training runs. plus, all the elite runners will be out there, slowing us down <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Brennen ---will you be at Caumsett Park? It won't be half as challenging as the 50K you did in Bear Mountain (9 hours -wow -long day -congrats and thanks for mapping out the course and giving advice). Last Saturday I ran the wimpy Martha's Vineyard 20 miler (2:34)--but good training for the<br>
50K as it was flat and windy....and difficult to get to -haha. Was hoping that RunD would come but he was in India! My friend has a house there.<br>
Divelah --really good news that you and Meri are coming!! You will do just fine. My ironwoman friend Ana will be running --she is amazing, having done 3 ironmans last year --you will recognize her by her huge shoulders. She is a really nice person and easy to talk to...looking forward to meeting you -<br>
now what about Dave??????
 

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brennan, at the new year's mid husdon 50k, byron's last words to us as he drove home were, "see you guys at caumsett!" he's still the home town favorite <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I will be there <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Ethel is coming with me too!
 

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Why won't Byron be there ?<br><br>
I always look forward to the wind on the back side of each loop...blows me away.<br><br>
See ya all there.
 

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Anyone know how far the race is from the Huntington train station? Plenty o' trains to get me out there in the morning, but I gotta figure out how to get to the race start.
 

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According to the race application, they've got vans picking athletes up at the Cold Spring Harbor Station - they ask that you check the schedule for trains arriving closest to 7:15 am.
 

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LOL! From what I hear, you're a speedster <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> Me, I'm just a girl who doesn't know when to quit...
 

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is everyone going to wear road shoes?
 

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merigayle, the course is 12 loops of the interior park road, which is asphalt if i remember. definitely road shoe terrain. two hills out there, but very runnable. there is an exposed stretch along the horse pastures that can get pretty windy. last year it was very windy.<br><br>
will dig up my rr from last year if you're interested. the one i posted on coolrunning last year is now lost in cyberspace.
 

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I can't believe I'm running another multi-loop. It's amusing to me, because my local lake has a 3 mile interior loop that I avoid at all costs because it's so repetitive. I won't even do 2 back to back loops of it. I come up with all sorts of combinations in order to rack up mileage without passing the car more than once or twice.<br><br>
Yet here I am, again, purposefully running around in circles.
 

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thanks Frank <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
I was planning on road shoes, but was curious. I have worn trail shoes on road 50 milers, so nothing is out of the question for me in shoe choice <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 
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