- Saturday Mid-Morning Run
~We'll be in the bathhouse theater parking lot~ The Mid-Morning Run mirrors all the same weekly routes as the 7am group, just with a later start time for those that want/need it. Go ahead, get your sleep, and your Saturday run in too! Please post the distance and pace your looking for in the comments below. Not only does it help the route creator to know what the people want, it gives others that might come the knowledge that someone else is running the same as them. The more the merrier! This Saturday's Routes ** the 7am group is snowballing and shorter distances will start off lake -- we ALWAYS start at The Bath House Theater Parking lot for ALL distances! Due to this, these routes are DIFFERENT than the 7am group. ** 3 miles - Lap around Green Lake 5.6 miles - https://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/fullscreen/2400547273/ 6 miles - https://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/fullscreen/1954739756/ 8 miles - https://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/fullscreen/1954729070/ 10 miles - https://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/fullscreen/1954776083/ 12 miles - https://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/fullscreen/1954702490/ We're a diverse group that caters to everyone from the 1st time runner to the seasoned marathoner. The Mid-Morning Run is finding many new fans every week. Come out and join us! We meet in the middle of the Green Lake Bath House Theater parking lot. This is a public event. Feel free to invite anyone that might like to join us! See you Saturday! For those of you who want to import the maps to your phone here are Instructions to save and bookmark routes. -- You'll need the MapMy___ app (Run, Fitness, etc should all work). This is easier on a desktop but if you view the full site on your mobile it is doable there as well. 1) Sign into your MapMy___.com account 2) from the Meetup page click the link to the route you want to save (comes up in a new window in MapMy___.com). COPY it. 3) SAVE ROUTE 4) BOOKMARK -- check -- "Bookmark this" 5) open MapMy___ app -- LOAD ROUTE --Bookmarked -- select your route (watch for filters if your have them limited your route may not be listed due to being outside of those limits, I set mine to 0-200 miles)
- Saturday Morning Rise & Shine- Market Snowball Run!
Hey All, This week we are heading to Pike Place Market for our Lake Sammamish Half 12 mile distance. It’s the longest run of the build up! However we want everyone coming to the market so will have jump in points along the route so those running less than 12 can still come and their routes will start and end at the same location. We also have the Capital One Cafe on Westlake sponsoring this weeks run and will be proving an aid station/pit stop on the way back from our market adventure. They will have refreshments and snacks so let’s definitely take advantage since this doesn’t happen very often (if ever)! Routes will be shared by Friday. Just be aware that if you are running shorter than 12 your start time will be adjusted so that you are joining in with the group as they arrive at your location so you can run with others doing your pace. _______________________________ Saturday Morning Rise & Shine Routes: 3 mile route (start on the corner of Westlake and Roy St and jog over to Dexter and Roy St to catch the group)- http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/2071258546/ 6 mile route (jump in near the bus stop on Dexter Ave N and 4th Ave N)- http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/2071253173/ 8 mile route (jump in on Stone Way and 39th)- http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/2071181380/ 10 mile route (jump in behind the lower woodland track, north end)- http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/2071175566/ 12 mile route- http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/2071170925/ 16 mile route- https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/2400600799/ 18 mile route- https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/2400234592/
- Friday Lake Union Run!
Have your Fridays been lacking a run? Have you been wanting to explore the area around Lake Union? Or maybe you're like us and you live near Lake Union and some days driving is too much. If this sounds like you, come join us for the Friday Lake Union Run (FLUR)! We meet outside of Blue Moon Burgers on 34th and Fremont (see map above) at 5:55am, and depart on the run at 6:00am sharp (seriously! we really do leave right on time every week). The run then heads south (counter clockwise) over the Fremont Bridge and down Westlake. We do a lap around the lake, which is just about 6 miles. After the run, we all head to Milstead across the street on 34th to get delicious coffee. If you have a little extra time in the morning, please join us! :) If people want to meet at Starbucks on Westlake, they can join the group as we pass by at about 6:15. Please let us know in your RSVP if you're planning to meet at Starbucks so the Fremont people will know to keep an eye out for you as we pass by. PARKING: There is some street parking along N 34th Street across from Blue Moon Burgers (watch for time restrictions if you are staying past 7) and also back-in diagonal parking on 34th in front of PCC. More street parking is available along N 35th, around the corner and uphill.
- Thursday Evening Casual Run
Casual Thursday is focused more on the social aspect of the Seattle Greenlake Runners. While running is the focus, we encourage runners to come out afterwards and dine, socialize and hangout. After all (especially during the colder and darker months), seeing familiar faces is all the motivation many of us need to get are run in. Run starts at Road Runner and runs clock wise around the outside of the lake. Parking is easily available at the park and ride on 65th and Roosevelt and has been typically a 1/2 way point from Road Runner and the post run stops. The winter months are darker and visibility is more of an issue I'd suggest investing in reflective gear and wearable lights. Let's get out there and run.
- Wednesday Night Run @ the Trailhead!
Join the us for one of our rotating four-mile running routes! All paces are welcome! Check out our "subway map" that shows all of the routes, and read the comments for this week's route. Hosts Patrick, Yao, Chris, and Denise provide mini route maps and always make sure that everyone arrives safely back to port. If you're looking for something a little shorter, just ask us for some shortcut suggestions. Despite what you see in the RSVP list, we typically have 15-30 runners each week, with many regulars who know the routes. Newbies are always welcome, as are any out-of-town runners looking for a fun group of runners! We start meeting up at 5:15pm inside the Brooks Trailhead store at 3400 Stone Way in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. At 5:30pm, we have introductions, describe the route, take a group photo, and head out the door. Most of our routes have a photo stop, usually about halfway, where we regroup. (Here's the 2019 route schedule: https://goo.gl/DjtGey) Every week, no matter what, we always hang out and socialize afterward at nearby Fremont Brewing, which has tasty craft beer and cider on tap, as well as some non-alcoholic options. At the store, lockers with locks are provided for your stuff, and water and towels are available when we get back. Occasionally, there will be post-run presentations or other store-sponsored activities. In the winter months (November-February), please bring headlamps and reflective gear. In the summer months (June-August), bring a yoga mat if you like, as some of us join a free/donation yoga class at Gas Works Park after the run at 6:30pm. Dogs are welcome! We frequently have dogs with us during the run and at the dog-friendly brewery. If you're thinking about bringing a jogging stroller, please ask us about this week's route. Some of our rotating routes are already stroller-friendly, some would need just a few minor adjustments, and some would be miserable-to-impossible. Host Patrick oftentimes runs with a stroller!
- Wake Up Wednesday!
Come meet us in front of Starbucks at Green Lake on Wednesday mornings at 5:30 am for a casual run around the lake or perhaps jump in for a tempo run. There are plenty of options as far as pace and number of laps that our group runs. great turnouts are what make Wednesday mornings so fun :) Option #1- run around the lake- once, twice, or more if you really feel like it. Option #2- run the 6-mile off-lake route. The route tends to vary week to week, but gets mapped out and posted on this page by Tuesday afternoons (and gets posted on Tuesdays on our FB page). Option #3- run a tempo run (either around the lake, during the 6-miler off-lake, or the seasonal Hanson's marathon training tempo routes). *Our newest addition to Wednesday morning is the post run "Coffee Club that meets and enjoys a nice drink and possible treat following the run!
- Tuesday Evening Run (TER)
For all the first time runners hop over to our FB page after RSVP'ing and check out our massive presence there. You can definitely find someone to connect with there for future runs! Our TER turnout is much larger than the RSVP list. Hope to see you there! Seattle Green Lake Running Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SGLRG/) TER is a great way to add a fun, yet challenging, evening run into your running routine. Plus, we almost always get pizza afterwards! Come out weekly and you'll have a new running buddy or 3 to help push you through your training plans. We switch up our routes depending on the season. During the summer we have a three or six mile options that start by going through Ravenna Park before th six continues on for a lake loop. We when it gets too dark and/or wet to take on the park, we move to our winter routes! Those options are a lake loop (for 3), or a 5 or 7 mile option, both of which take us up 80th to Greenwood and ultimately around the zoo side of the lake. If you're feeling up for it, the 7 mile loop includes the monster 65th hill from Ballard to the top of Phinney Ridge! Lots more people show up to this run than RSVP due to the consistency of this weekly meetup and our massive FB presence. Check out our group Seattle Green Lake Running Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SGLRG/)! Hope to see you at Starbucks this Tuesday!
- Monday Evening Track (MET)
Monday Evening Track is going back to its roots! We help runners that have the desire to improve their running speed in whatever distance they specialize in. Also welcome to join if all you want is just to run or get a workout in. For reference, here is the pacing calculator we have been using: http://www.runchagrin.com/pace-calculator **If you have never come to MET, welcome! Don’t worry about all these paces and levels below; all levels are encouraged to join, and we can explain everything to newbies when they come to practice. We will still be meeting at the Lower Woodland Track by the bleachers at 6:30 PM. **Before we get into the nitty-gritty, we also invite everyone who comes to MET to join us at PCC in Greenlake for dinner after the workout. Once its warm, we’d like to incorporate some group core work. Then we can enjoy a jump in the lake and some fro-yo too! **We have created this plan such that each level will be challenging themselves a little more each week. However, not so much so that if you would like to jump into the plan halfway through, you won’t feel like you are pushing too hard or hurting yourself. Additionally, you can run a completely different workout and just join us for company and accountability! **The intervals are roughly the same for every level of runner, however, the number of times you run that interval will vary based on your experience. We have the number of recommended repetitions outlined below. A coach will lead you through a warm up and then explain the workout in more detail. If it doesn’t make sense below, don’t worry, it will by the time you start running. **We have recommended paces based on your goal 5k time and the interval you are running in the workout. If you don’t see your time in the photo, or these times are not specific enough for you, visit the pace calculator above--compliments of my high school coach. You can also calculate equivalent times for different distances and potential percentage improvement, based on your current 5k time. Remember that everyone is different, so don’t beat yourself up if those times are a little off. **We will be bringing laminated cards with these paces to practice, as well as a few extra watches, so you do not have to memorize them or worry if you forget your watch. But if you don’t have one, we strongly suggest you buy one. **For the beginning runner, we recommend that these speed workouts are accompanied with a longer run at your conditioning pace, and another run or two throughout the week at recovery pace. You should also supplement with cross training and rest days as your body may not be used to using these muscles. **For the intermediate runner, a few conditioning/recovery runs and possibly a tempo run or fartleks can be added to the week. Remember to have at least one rest day and another aerobic activity available to you that uses other muscles if you want to work out on tired legs. **An advanced runner can add another workout to the week, depending on his or her desire to focus on speed versus mileage. We assume that you have autonomy over your running decisions, but still feel free to ask if you want! **Lastly, but not least-ly, ALWAYS remember to listen to your body. Remember that these workouts are solely recommendations and you are always welcome to modify them to your needs and goals. Please come to a coach if you think you are on the brink of injury. XOXO Lizzie & Mo
- Monday Morning Getting on Track!
Welcome to the Monday morning track! Join us every week for a group workout, which includes a warm up that begins at 5:30am, a set workout (which can easily be modified depending on need) and cool down period at the end. Various groups are typically training during this workout doing different drills at different speeds. Sometimes groups will head "off track" and do hill repeats nearby or longer intervals over at Green Lake while others may stay on the track for their workout. Please feel free to join any group. If you have questions about workouts and paces or anything else, please post your questions in the event comments section. See you out there!