December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles - Coal Creek Natural Area

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles - Coal Creek Natural Area

Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 4-6 miles. You will need to complete 2 course runs per month over Dec, Jan and Feb to graduate.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 775 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 639 ft
  • Pace: avg 4 mph

Meet at 5:30 pm at Skycountry trailhead at Cougar Mountain - just outside the gate -  https://maps.app.goo.gl/c81XEvmP16mo5DDj8

 No passes required.  Park on the street. 

4.5 mile loop, 600 ft elevation gain.

We will look to do an avg pace of 4 mph: moderate, hike uphill and 4.5-5.0 mph straightaway and downhill. Please bring headlamp since we will be starting in the dark!

For a complete description of trail running with the Mountaineers, please consult the Trail Running Standards.

Gaia route: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=13.6/-122.1094/47.5371&pubLink=2ypML4Iw6DEQcf8EuQZLi015&trackId=2483e18a-66d6-4d40-bf9e-65c80c1628bc

Full details will be sent soon after registration closes on Dec 12. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at amalija.kopac@gmail.com.

Route/Place

Coal Creek Natural Area


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities for this course's activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses; running-specific gaiters recommended
  • Warm mid-weight layer (e.g. down vest or wool long sleeve)
  • Trail running shoes
  • A small day pack suitable for trail running
  • Bring snacks and water
  • Trail running-adapted ten essentials
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
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