SLR_Week8_SnowLast week we had our first above freezing SLR since January. It wasn’t snowing. Some of the streets were cleared. Besides a near-rumble with an aggressive plow driver in his pickup truck things are looking up. This week I have to find a new 18 mile route for you. The planned one goes through Breakheart. I’m sure this isn’t the first time the Breakheart route hasn’t been runnable this far into the season, but I don’t recall my plan to adapt to that. For those that have ventured near Breakheart, is the flatter side even runnable? I’m planning on no, but let me know if its as easy as changing the route to “just run the flat side to the Voc and then come back”. Other than that stay tuned for the route.
Water stop help… I’m assuming I need at least two helpers wherever we run. Who wants to help?
That’s all I have for now. This post will be edited with more information about our first run of March 2015… you know, the month where we get above freezing regularly, snow melts, Easter Springtime and Boston are just around the corner. That March. Goodbye February… we’re not gonna miss ya!
Who’s in for the Mystery March 1st SLR Route? Roll Call.
Having driven around the area a few different ways, I really can’t find a good continuous route. We’ll keep the plan simple, Spot Pond + Lake Quannapowitt. We’ll leave Brueggers south on Main Street to a right on West Wyoming. Follow past Grimsby’s and up Pond Street to Spot Pond. Go left onto Woodlawn Rd along the front side of Spot Pond. Find the first water stop at Flynn Rink.
After the water stop go right on Elm Street. At the end of Elm go right on Main St/Rte28. Follow this into Stoneham. Turn right at Straw Point and cut through the parking lot over to South Street. Right on South will bring you onto Pond Street and past Stone Zoo. The sidewalks will open back up at the zoo where you’ll keep going until you get to the left on Pond Street that will bring you down to Grimsby’s. You’ll find a water stop there.
After that stop run out along the LynnFells Parkway over to Melrose High School. If you’re running the half route turn right on Main Street and head back to Brueggers for an 8.5 mile run. Running long, turn left on Main Street and head to Wakefield. You’ll find the next water stop on your right at Nick’s Pizza.
After Nick’s run along Main Street along the east side of Lake Q. Turn left at the end onto Lowell Street, then left onto Quannapowitt Parkway to cut over to North Ave. Take a left on North Ave and follow that all the way back to Nick’s Pizza for more water.
After the last water stop head back along Main Street to Brueggers for 18 miles.
Here’s a map: