February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Green Lake (Seattle)

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Green Lake (Seattle)

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.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.87 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 92 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 187 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 route will cover Green Lake and Ravenna Park.

We will follow a clockwise loop for ~6 7/8 miles total distance with 92 ft elevation gain, through around Green Lake and Ravenna Park. We will look to do an avg pace of 4 mph: moderate to fast (depending on group comfort) hike uphill and 4.5-5.0 mph straighaway and downhill. 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: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=12.1/-122.3092/47.6605&pubLink=jILQDhXVtgMRR6polIVt86KQ&trackId=39dd40e0ec7e5fe311d26324996cd926

Seattle Parks webpage: https://www.seattle.gov/parks/allparks/green-lake-park

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Feb 11. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at dboyceman@hotmail.com.


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
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