Last week we enjoyed a beautiful Sunday Long Run with warm temperatures, sunshine, a dancing dog, Pepe Le Pew, and some frisky leopards all entertaining us during our easy week. Well enough fun, the cold temps have snuck back in. If we’re quick though we’ll beat the next snow storm predicted for Sunday.
March starts with an 18 miler through Melrose, Saugus and Wakefield. The plan is a trip along the LynnFells Parkway to Breakheart, a water stop, a loop around the reservation, and out to the water stop again. From there you’ll head back along the LynnFells turning right at Main St in Saugus towards Wakefield. Run to Wakefield High School for another water stop. After the High School you’ll turn right on Water St and then a quick left on Montrose Ave. Follow this to the end and turn left onto Salem Street. This will fork at a gas station, you’ll want to keep right there to head to Lake Quannapowitt by the Ginger Bread Construction Company. Keep to your right and turn into the parking lot at Converse and find the water stop. Continue past Converse to a left on North Ave to a left on Church St. When you get to Wakefield Common go right and head down Main Street. You’ll find a water stop at Nick’s. After that you have three miles left to Brueggers for 18 miles.
Shorter distance runners, the plan is out to Breakheart, around, and back the way you came for 9 miles.
I’m not sure what Breakheart looks like these days, but if its a mess we’ll skip it and do a full loop of Lake Quannapowitt instead. If anyone has a clue whether its runnable let me know. I assume no but I’m not sure if we can run the flat side out and back.
Water Stops: Typically we need three helpers for this run. I’ll be one person, who else can help.
Ok, who’s in for the first Sunday Long Run of March? ROLL CALL!