February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Discovery Park

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Discovery Park

Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 6+ miles. You will need to complete 2 course runs per month over Dec, Jan and Feb to graduate. *1-4 FIVE MILE LOOPS.*

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,316 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 344 ft
  • Pace: avg 4.5 mph

Meet at 9:00 am at Discovery Park *South Parking Lot* (off W Emerson Street). Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running by 8:10 am. No passes required. Bathroom available at trailhead.

Google Map Directions to South Parking lot: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uaRvCQywBHjkvytZ7

This route will cover Discovery Park.

This is a choose your own distance run completing 1-4 loops of the same 5 mile loop, for up to 20 miles total distance and 2,316 feet total elevation gain. We will mostly follow the Discover Loop trail, with a diversion to visit the lighthouse and run along the waterfront. Pacing will be 11-15 minute miles overall.  We will wait at the cars for everyone to catch up in between loops. High fives, snacking and general shenanigans are expected. Great way to test your long run abilities in a safe environment, as well as fortify mental toughness by completing the same loop multiple times.

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

Gaia route: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=12.7/-122.4471/47.6609&pubLink=dIEOhbqAGaJZbLXpj3Xi3qJQ&trackId=0bb3c03d-4123-407a-80ed-320e1128d602

Strava route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3151331503139406786

City of Seattle trail guide: https://www.seattle.gov/documents/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/Parks/DiscoveryParkTrailGuideMap-Capehart.pdf

Full details will be soon after registration closes on February 16. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at bell.jennifer.lee@gmail.com.

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. Hydration and nutrition are essential on long runs!
  • Trail running-adapted ten essentials
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