This week is a long run, through some new places, with many challenging water stops to support. If you can help support, please let me know.
First part of the run is out to the Saugus-side of Breakheart. We’ve done this before: Main St to Green St over to LynnFells all the way to Breakheart. There will be a water stop in the lot there.
Second Part, circle Breakheart and back to the water stop. No problem.
Third Part, head back down the LynnFells and turn right at Â the set of lights at Main St in Saugus. Follow that through the hills and it will become Farm St in Wakefield. Keep on going all the way to Wakefield High School for another water stop.
Fourth Part is a place we haven’t gone before this training season. Leave the High School and head down Farm St to the end where it intersects with Water Street. We’ll be turning to the right this time, and work on crossing the street to the other side because you’ll quickly turn left on Montrose Ave. There is a gas station on the corner of Water and Montrose. Wind your way along Montrose until you get to the end, where it hits Salem Street. Turn left onto Salem. The road here will hit a fork about a half mile into it, bear right here onto Lowell Street. Lowell Street will bring you up to Lake Quannapowitt by the Gingerbread Construction Company. Stay right there and start to circle the lake counterclockwise. You’ll find a water stop in the parking lot by Converse at the Rt128 end of the lake.
Fifth Part, keep following the lake . Head over to the other side of the lake turning left on North Ave. At the softball field turn left on Church Street. Run over to the big church and then turn right on Common St (at the Common) and that will take you to Main Street. Look for a water stop at Nick’s Pizza.
Last part is easy and you’ve done it many times already: Follow Main Street back to Brueggers to finish up your 18 mile run.
For people training for a shorter distance: your 9 mile route is to run our to Breakheart, around and back to Brueggers the way you came.
As for the water stops. I need a dedicated volunteer who isn’t running, or several people to park their cars along the route. Please let me know how you can help. This is a big run, and not easy to coordinate as the cars start to spread out. Please leave a note here if you can help and I’ll have a plan ready tonight.
Who’s in? Roll Call.