Ok, last weekend was supposed to be a little rainy but not so cold… instead it snowed for a while and got cold. Despite that a hearty group went out for a hilly 12 mile run enjoying the snow laden trees of the Middlesex Fells, the frosted glass frozen Spot Pond, and the large baton-like thing by the side of the road by the Sheepfold. Nature at its finest.
So this week we can expect some snow on the ground from a front passing through Saturday and some bitterly cold temperatures. Seriously The Weather? Seriously?! Whether its Tuesday or Sunday it seems Mother Nature is determined to toughen MRCers up for their runs this season. A marathon isn’t easy and at some point you’ll have to dig deep and push through the hard times. This month is practice for that.
We’ll be heading North on Main Street into Wakefield this week for a flatter, shorter run than we did last week. The first water stop will be by Nick’s Pizza at the corner of Main St and Nahant, across from North Ave. If you’re running short turn around and head back to Brueggers for a fast, flat 10K. If you’re running longer continue up Main Street through Wakefield Center and up along the eastern bank of Lake Quannapowitt. I guarantee a stiff breeze will meet you there so pick it up and race over to the Converse parking lot. Run through there (either along the path or around the building, its up to you) and over to North Ave. When you get to the softball field turn left on Church Street, follow that to Wakefield Common and go right on Common Street. This will merge back onto Main Street and back to the water stop. After that just follow Main Street back to Melrose, back to the warmness of Brueggers.
Water Stops this week. I’m a bit concerned about the cold this Sunday (of course given last week’s accurate forecast it may just be warm and sunny Sunday morning). Frigid temperatures and a windy corner is not a good combination for me. If anyone can step up and cover the stop this week, I’ll give you supplies and kick off the run from Brueggers but I really don’t want to sit in a cold car for over an hour. Anyone?
Ok, Roll Call!!! Who’s in for the Frozen Fourth Run Of The Season?!