Week 5 – Not So Super Super Bowl Sunday

Happy Groundhog’s Day!

This week we’ll be running on Super Bowl Sunday. We were hoping to be sporting Patriot’s gear and running around like wide receivers, but that’s not how things played out. But in the spirit of the Baltimore Ravens, if you have any injuries from all this training take whatever drug you can to get yourself back in the game!

Ok, enough sour grapes, on to the run. This week we’ll be making our way out to Breakheart, but this time we’ll be going in the Wakefield side. It’ll be a shorter run than last week, with a few challenging hills in it. We’ll head up Main St, veer right onto Green St, and turn right on to the LynnFells Parkway. A mile or so down the road you’ll come to a set of lights, turn left there onto Main St in Saugus. Follow the hills up and down, Main St will become Farm St when you get into Wakefield, and you’ll come to Wakefield High School on your right. There will be a waterstop in the parking lot waiting for you.

From there head up past the Voc and into Breakheart. Go counterclockwise around Breakheart, hills first, then the less hilly side. When you reach the Voc again, pop on out, down the hill back to the waterstop.

After the water stop go right on Farm St to the end. At the end turn left on Water St and run along to Wakefield Center. You’ll turn left on Main St here which will take you all the way to Melrose and back to Brueggers. If I get a helper or if you’re not too fast, you might have a bonus water stop helper at Nick’s Pizza by the Dunkin Donuts in Wakefield.

If you’re running the shorter route you have an option. You can follow the route mapped out, or you can run the middle, more scenic part of the run. The mapped route starts with the rest of group, turns back Howard St, jumps onto the LynnFells Parkway at Main St and runs the MRC Summer route backwards from there (past the High School to Grimsbys, onto W Wyoming back to Main St). To do the more scenic route you could meet at the parking lot where J Pace’s used to be, on Main St in Saugus by the LynnFells Parkway. From there run to the water stop, loop Breakheart, and then head back to your car. I believe that’s a more challenging 7 mile run.

This will be my last week for a while organizing the runs. I’ll be passing the organizational duties over to Barry Petzold, AJ Drummond, and Brian Walfield. Each of them will be running as well as organizing, and there may be weeks none of the three will be available, so please help out as much as you can. This program belongs to all of us, help keep it going.

So who’s in for the Last-Jim-Carson-Long-Run-For-a-Long-While? ROLL CALL!

21 Responses to “Week 5 – Not So Super Super Bowl Sunday”

  1. Bill Ozaslan says:

    In for the full. Thanks Jim.

  2. Sue Clough says:

    I’m in. If you don’t get a helper, I could park my car at Nicks if someo e wants to pick me up. I was hoping to do 10 miles tomorrow. I don’t have any supplies, so let me know.

  3. Tom Gorman says:

    I’m in for the full.

  4. Nancy Gaudet says:

    I’ll bring the deer antler juice. We can toast Jim with some PED.

  5. Brian Walfield says:

    Thanks Jim, I’m in fro the full.

  6. Lois Parker Carmona says:

    In for the full. not gonna be the same without you, Jim. πŸ™

  7. Leon Romprey says:

    In for the full +.

  8. Dorota Bulik says:

    Full. We’ll still have you with us through all those hills that you’ve generously mapped out for us πŸ™‚

  9. Beth Dunne says:

    Jim I can help out and be the water stop at Nick’s. I’ll see you in the am at Bruegger’s.

  10. Lisa Hentschel says:

    Derek, Brian, Kevin and I will be there…. we are thinking full…. but not so sure…… Will have to decide in the morning.

  11. Judith Dolan says:

    I’m in for the 1/2

  12. Michelle Palmer says:

    In for the full 😊

  13. Jeff Cook says:

    I’ll miss the run. Going to the Stew Race for a tempo run.
    Have fun

  14. Joanne piper says:

    Pretty sure I’ll join in at old J Paces for the alternate short run option.

  15. Christina Antico says:

    In for the full. Jim, you will be missed!

  16. Joe Terranova says:

    I will do Nick’s stop so Sue just go to Brueggers.

  17. Gillian says:

    I’m in for something.

  18. Joe Winslow says:

    in for the full.

  19. Michelle Palmer says:

    My husband Tim is joining for the full too!

  20. Jose Viveiros says:

    thanks Jim we will miss you. I am in for the full

  21. Dan Slattery says:

    In for the full, as long as Ray Lewis doesn’t “obstruct” us! πŸ™‚

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