January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - Redmond Watershed Preserve

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - Redmond Watershed Preserve

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.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.87 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 689 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 650 ft
  • Pace: avg 4 mph

Meet at 5:45 pm the Redmond Watershed Preserve main parking lot (21760 NE Novelty Hill Road -  Redmond). Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running by 5:55 pm. No passes required. Bathroom available at trailhead.

We will follow a clockwise loop for ~5.9 miles total distance with 689 ft elevation gain, starting with the Trout Loop. We will then enter the main park and head north until we get to Seidel Creek, do a brief jog on Old Pond Trail, then turn around and continue our loop through the rest of the 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. 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=15.2/-122.0545/47.7003&pubLink=E9M4eWVYzHjvRNYFJP0DIk3b&trackId=c6017e67-42fe-48fe-b9f0-b88119ca2cc8

City of Redmond Park map: https://www.redmond.gov/DocumentCenter/View/68/Farrel-McWhirter-and-Watershed-Preserve-Trail-PDF

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Jan 6. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at black.christina.m@gmail.com.


Redmond Watershed Preserve

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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