You don’t often see the space needle on the left, unless you venture to West Seattle. West Seattle’s Alki Beach has an excellent running trail. If you park at the East side of Alki when you first get over the bridge you can get in 15 miles all along the water by running out to Lincoln Park (where there is also one of the few salt water pools for those triathletes out there.)
We started halfway down the strip. (So we could finish near food!) From there we ran 3.5 miles to the east finishing with a 1.5 out and back once we returned to our start.
Being a gorgeous sunny day we of course had to stop for a photo opp.
Or two because the sun was in our eyes on the first shot!
Running in Alki, you not only get amazing views; but there is also a lot of entertainment along the way. Any sunny Saturday or Sunday you can expect to see divers; volleyball players; other runners, bikers, and rollerbladers; and some interesting monuments and houses. My favorite Alki site is this crazy garden house!
With any long run, the best part is the post run refuel. If you are out at Alki I highly suggest the Celtic Swell! It is much less crowded than the Alki Cafe next door. Plus, the Manmosas and soda bread can’t be beat!
Great 10 miles Mindy, Norman, Camille, and Emily! 🙂