February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Issaquah-Preston Trail

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Issaquah-Preston Trail

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.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.05 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,332 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 936 ft
  • Pace: avg 3.5 mph

Meet at 4:45 pm at the small parking lot off of Southeast High Point Way, off of I-90 Exit 20 to the north.

Directions: Take Exit 20 off of I-90. Turn left, drive under I-90, and park in the gravel lot to the west.

Link to parking:  https://goo.gl/maps/6oLxaxVRL62qdzCP8

This route will cover some of the Issaquah-Preston trail, with a detour north on East Fork Trail and Coal Mine Loop.

We will follow a counter-clockwise loop with a east-to-west out-and back for ~6 miles total distance with 1,332 ft elevation gain. We will stop periodically for hydration and snacks. We will look to do an avg pace of 3.5 mph: moderate hike uphill and 4.5-5.0 mph straighaway 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=15.4/-122.0014/47.5368&pubLink=kU3pMTHt00xfFLedmFGL0g7L&trackId=35916e26-ea09-4db0-845e-f895683d93d2

City of Issaquah Trails Map: hthttps://www.issaquahwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4478/Issaquah-Trails-Map---Standard-PDF?bidId=

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Feb 20. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at laet123@yahoo.com.


Issaquah-Preston Trail

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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