Sunday morning me and KZ made our way to Breakheart Reservation for a planned two hour run. This was KZ's first time to Breakheart so I thought I would take him on a tour and show him most of the park's interesting sites. The trails were covered with snow and ice but we came prepared with traction assistance. KZ had his high-tech Kahtoola microspikes and I had my $2 worth of sheet metal screws secured to the soles of my Cascadia 3s. Both worked well but I have to give the Kathoola's the edge because Kevin was able to fly down icy descents while I had to take a more cautious approach. Not all the run was done over ice and snow. We also got to enjoy stomping through some mud and water as well. Some of the higher elevations were almost completely snow free as we ran across granite ridge lines whipped by the cold winds.
We took your time, stopping to take several photos along the way and bask in the bright sunshine beaming from the clear blue sky. KZ was very impressed with the variety and difficulty of the terrain and thought the run was nearly as difficult as the Skyline Trail in the Middlesex Fells. My Garmin 205 showed we covered a total of 10.50 miles in 2:16:01 with 1753 feet of elevation gain. This was the first time I ran a double digit workout since running a 30K on January 10th.
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I hope you enjoy our photo journal!
Me running through the trees. I'm really in there somewhere!
KZ on snow covered single-track.
KZ on Eagle Rock - Boston Skyline
Ain't nothin' but trees out there.
Yep, It's a long way down!
Frozen Pearce Lake - Eagle Rock in background.
There's a new life guard in town.
Taking a break at Fox trail head
It doesn't look so tough to me.
I'm the little voice in your head, Kev!
KZ atop Castle Rock, highest point in Breakheart (280 feet)
King of the Hill
Have a good one....