Week 11 – Scenic Run with Water Views and Tree-lined Hills

We have a beautiful run ahead of us! Yeah… it is almost 18 miles/just over 11miles… and, yeah, it does have a few hills to contend with.  But if you’re going to run long, why not enjoy the scenery with other running fools like us?

Okay, this is week 11. On a serious note, now is the time to pay close attention to seeing what works. If you have in your mind something you think you want to try, may it be the pre-run breakfast, the new singlet or shorts or socks or basically anything that goes in your belly or touches your skin, be it apparel or product, NOW is the time to try it out. We’re moving into the last 1/3 of the training, the time of ‘dress rehearsals’.

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAPS! Links are to your right, click on week 11, long version or shorter-long version. It is your responsibility to know where you’re going. I won’t have printed copies of the map, so please familiarize yourself with where we are headed. Feel free to bring a copy of the map along with you if you are worried.

The course:

This week’s run is almost 18 miles, with some gently rolling hills. (Love the hills, and never believe gently rolling). We’ll head up to Melrose Common, turn right and wind through tranquil Swains Pond, swing back onto Lebanon and left on Forest St past Oak Grove Cemetery. At the end of that street you’ll find your first water stop at Citizen’s Bank.

From there the route will take you past the Oak Grove T Stop and through a 5 way intersection. Straight through to Glenwood St. Follow Glenwood out to the Highland Ave rotary where the newspaper boy sits and turn right onto the Fellsway East. You’ve been here before, just take that past Grimsbys to the LynnFells Parkway and out to the high school. Stop at the knoll for another water stop.

From there take the LynnFells straight out to Breakheart. Grab a sip at the water stop there and then loop Breakheart. Another sip and back the way you came, all the way to the knoll. Yet another sip and off to Grimsby’s, left down Wyoming, and left on Main to finish up.

If you’re running the shorter route, start out with everyone through the first two water stops. On your way out to Breakheart take your usual turn at Main St in Saugus and back down Howard St. Finish up down Main St for just over 11 miles!

Waterstops: If Brian W. and Sue C. are still in to help this week, I think we’ll be all set.  If anything changes I’ll use this blog to beg for help.

Who is in for a beautiful course? Water views. Off road peace and quiet (if you ignore the huffing and puffing up the hills).


23 Responses to “Week 11 – Scenic Run with Water Views and Tree-lined Hills”

  1. Denise Judware says:

    In for the full.

  2. Maryanne says:

    Jim, I am available Sunday am if you need assistance w/ another H2O stop, supplies, etc.

  3. Jessi Marquardt says:

    In for the full!!!

  4. Brian Walfield says:

    I will have my van at the knoll for water stop 2 and 5. right now I think i’m running the full. I’ll have plenty of drinks and I should have enough goodies?
    If anyone has surplus they can drop them off. I’ll be to the knoll at about 7:30.-7:40

  5. Audrey Paradis says:

    Count me in for the half! I don’t have any of the supplies, but could help with waterstop #1 if needed!!

  6. Matt Kerton says:

    Ran or shine I’m in for the full run.

  7. Nancy Slocum says:

    Have to do this weeks miles alone due to schedule,
    but will be there next Sunday for the 22 miler.
    Have a great run!!

  8. Tom Gorman says:

    I’m in for the half.

  9. Joanne Piper says:

    I’ll do most of the half. Might cut off a little at the end for more like 10 miles. Hope the rain holds off a little!

  10. Cynthia Berger says:

    I am running the full

  11. Nancy Gaudet says:

    I’m in for the half

  12. Sue Clough says:

    I’m available to do water stop duty. See you in the morning or tonight if you want to give me supples then

  13. Carleen Melkonian says:

    I am in for the half.

  14. Audrey Paradis says:

    Are all the stops covered!?

  15. Paul Locke says:

    I’m in for the full.

  16. Lois Parker Carmona says:

    All of the waterstops are covered – Brian, me and SueC. will take care of them. thanks to all that have offered to help! much appreciated just to hear you’re available.

    i’ll cover waterstop 1, Brian has 2 and 5, and SueC will be 3 and 4. 🙂

    See you all in the a.m.!

  17. Dorota Bulik says:

    I’m in for almost full. Might cut shorter at the end

  18. Michele DeAngelo says:

    I’m in for whatever.

  19. Audrey Hanscom says:

    I’m in for the half

  20. Ed Bradford says:

    In for the half or so

  21. Molly McGunigle says:

    I am in for most of half.

  22. Christina Antico says:

    In for about 11 miles. Thank you!

  23. Joe Winslow says:

    In for the half.

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