Week 10 – Lake Q Run

Last Week – We set off to Winchester for 20 miles and 10 miles, returning to the Victorian Fair in Melrose Center to finish. While only 5 people ran the full route in what has been a quiet season for marathoning, we had about 30 runners doing the half route. The weather was cool which led to a lot of upbeat runners stopping by the water stops.

This Week – A recovery week for everyone, the mileage goes down 4 miles for the long runners, and down two for the half runners. We’ll be running up to Wakefield along Main Street. Full route runners will continue on to loop Lake Quannapowitt and then loop Breakheart. Half route runners will run up to the lake before turning back. I do suggest veteran half marathon runners consider adding on some miles to this run. Ramping up to 15 miles in the near future will make racing 13.1 feel just a little easier. The weather looks comfortable again, primed for another good training day. This week’s run will have multiple legs that all end at the Nick’s Pizza parking lot for water stops. Yes, you travel all around and the water stop stays in one spot.

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Start – Heading north on Main Street, we’ll pass Ell Pond, continuing on into Wakefield, and hitting the Nick’s Pizza parking lot at the corner of Nahant for a water stop.

Half 2 – Both groups will head through Wakefield Center along Main Street, but half route runners will veer to the left onto Common Street and turning right on Church Street. Run to the set of lights at North Ave and turn left. North Ave will bring you back to Main Street at Jiffy Lube. Cross Main Street and get yourself another cup of water at the Nick’s Pizza water stop.

Half Finish – The half route runners will then return to Melrose along Main Street the way they came.

Full 2 – Full route runners will continue to follow Main Street after they pass through Wakefield Center, running along the east side of Lake Q. Turn left on Lowell Street at the end of Main Street, then another left on to Quannapowitt Way. Head along the path on the north side of the lake going over to North Ave where you’ll turn left. Follow North Ave all the way back to Main Street where you’ll cross over to the Nick’s Pizza water stop again.

Full 3 – Next run along Nahant Street over to Wakefield High School. Head up Hemlock Street to the Northeast Technical Vocational School, through their parking lot to the Wakefield entrance to Breakheart. Go counterclockwise around the outer loop, staying right through the hills (Love the hills, they’ll love you back), past the headquarters, along the flat side, staying right at the beach, and back out at the Voc. Run back down Hemlock, crossing over to Nahant and back to Nick’s Pizza.

Full Finish – From here, head back down Main Street to Brueggers to finish up!

Water Stops – There is one water stop today, and likely four people helping out, so you’ll be well taken care of.

Roll Call – Who’s in?

28 Responses to “Week 10 – Lake Q Run”

  1. Regina Curran says:

    Hi Jim
    Julie and I are in for 20, probably starting early. See you at the stops.

    Thank you

  2. Dave Bryson says:

    Thanks Jim.
    I am in for the half.

  3. Rachel Bandi says:

    In for the half… thanks Jim!

  4. Donna Leggiero says:

    Audrey and I are in for @ 10. Thanks!

  5. Matt K says:

    In for the full and extra credit. See you at 7:55. Thanks Jim!

  6. Andy Nagelin says:


  7. Audrey Recupero says:

    In for the half- thanks Jim!

  8. Dan says:

    Was thinking half, but after reading, shamed into half plus…. 🙂 Thanks!

  9. Bobby Taylor says:

    Kristi and I are both in for about 12 miles. Planning on going all the way around the lake to the second water atop, then adding 1-1/2 to the end…

  10. Jessi Marquardt says:

    Iftf!!!! Thanks so much Jim!!!

  11. Valerie Smith says:

    In for the half thank you!

  12. Haecha Donnelly says:

    I’m in for between 10-14miles/ But I can change my mind!!

  13. Maryanne Martin says:

    In for 8…thank you!

  14. Jackie Ecker says:

    In for the half … maybe a few more not sure.

  15. Matt Sazama says:

    IFTH, Thanks, Jim!

  16. Brendan L says:


  17. Paul Locke says:

    Hey Jim! Lynda Field and I hope to join you all for the half.

  18. Jessica Crispin says:

    Christina and I are in for the half. Maybe more.

  19. Joe Terranova says:

    In for something between half and full. Thanks Jim

  20. Amanda says:

    Full pretty please!!

  21. Amanda Di Re says:

    Full pretty please!!

  22. Michael Sikkema says:

    Sorry for late entry, in for 3/4.

  23. Dorota says:

    In for something in between

  24. Judith Dolan says:

    Thank you. In for half

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