Golden Gardens


Frontcountry Trail Run - Golden Gardens

Sand conditioning workout. Join us for a morning conditioning run at Golden Gardens. We will be doing a fartlek-style workout on the beach.

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  • Easy+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi

We will meet at 6:10am at the south side of the Bath House.

Address: 8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle, WA 98117

We will be doing a fartlek workout on the Golden Gardens beach.  For a fartlek, you alternate between going fast and slow.  We will be going fast (~70% speed) on the beach, then slow (cool down speed) on the trails/sidewalks back to our start point.


  1. Warmup (~1 mile)
  2. 3-5 Running drills
  3. 1 lap as a group
  4. Remaining laps at people's own paces
  5. (optional) Cool down  (~1 mile)

Each loop is about 3/4 of a mile. People will be doing 3-5 sets.

If you are new to sand workouts, you can run on the wet sand to make things easier. Do whatever feels right for your body, do not try to push through pain. In theory you should keep moving, but stop if you need to stop.

Please wear running shoes and do not try to run barefoot.

Conditioning workouts take anywhere from 1-1.5h.  We will never be more than a half mile away from the cars, so you do not need a running pack unless you want to wear it for training.

There are bathrooms and water fountains at the park.


Golden Gardens

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • (Recommended) Ankle gaiters to keep sand out of your shoes
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