January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 5-7 miles. You will need to complete 2 course runs per month over Dec, Jan and Feb to graduate.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.72 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,907 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,563 ft
  • Pace: avg 3.5 mph

Meet at 9am at the north side of the parking lot near the Mount Teneriffe trailhead. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions.  Discover Pass required. Bathroom available at trailhead.

Directions: From I-90, take exit 32 (436th Avenue SE). Turn left (north) over the freeway and drive 0.5 miles to SE North Bend Way. Turn left (west), and in 0.25 mile turn right (north) on SE Mount Si Road. In 2.9 miles (past the Little Si and Mount Si trailheads), you will reach a 118-car paved parking area on the left.

We will follow a counter-clockwise lollipop for ~5.7 miles total distance with 1,907 ft elevation gain, following the Mount Teneriffe trail then the Teneriffe Falls trail. When we get to the waterfall, we can stop for a picture and snack before heading back, taking the Mount Teneriffe trail most of the way. We will look to do an avg pace of 3.5 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=14.1/-121.7385/47.4981&pubLink=1ldldheabv8xr2ptTvb7bsPy&trackId=b2f5e8f2-3249-4009-a353-ce695e717176

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


Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

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
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