December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles - Green Lake (Seattle)

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles - Green Lake (Seattle)

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: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 412 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 365 ft
  • Pace: avg 4 mph

Meet at 5:30 pm at the ***North side** of Green Lake at the Seattle Public Theater (converted bathhouse) at 7312 West Green Lake Drive North - Seattle. No parking passes required.

Directions - click here

This is a casual run through around Green Lake and through Woodland Park, covering 5 miles and 412 feet of elevation gain. Goal is for everyone to run at a conversational pace, which means you can talk in complete sentence without gasping for air, can easily breath through your nose, and have an average heart rate typically less than 140 (75% of max heart rate).  Shouldn't be huffing and puffing.

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

Gaia route:

City of Seattle webpage:

Full details will be emailed soon after registration closes on Dec 10. In the interim please contact the leader with any questions:


Green Lake (Seattle)

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
Trip Reports