I did a 10.5 mile trail run in Breakheart this morning. I had a very good run and felt no after affects from the tough time I had on the trails yesterday. Maybe it was the much cooler temperature today or the extra sleep I got last night. Whatever it was I'll take it!
I used this run to map out a possible course for a race I would like to put on in Breakheart if I can get permitting from the DCR. This is just in the initial planning stages and I'm not sure if I can pull it off by this fall. I wanted to have it in October but the Ranger at Breakheart told me October is a very busy month in Breakheart with many special events taking place. He said November would be better but that's getting late in the racing season and doing it then could limit turnout. Moving it forward into September doesn't give me a lot of time to line up sponsors, recruit volunteers, etc., etc. Freaking out just thinking about it.
Here is a short sampling of what the race will have to offer:
Running along the banks of the Saugus River.
More Saugus River running, just harder.
Sweet pine needle covered single track.
Trail to Camp Nihan.
Climbing Eagle Rock.
Your reward for climbing Eagle Rock!
Circumnavigating Pearce Lake under tall pines.
The start of Fox Trail.
Descending Breakheart Hill Trail.
One of many short, steep climbs on the Ridge Trail.
Beautiful view from Silver Lake Trail.
Running on Ash Path. Almost done!
Sweet Monday :-)