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Running on the beach.... (Read 136 times)

    Will have the opportunity to do some beach runs next week.  Aside from the climate adjustment and remembering sunscreen, my usual minimalist shoes?  or something with more support?  Barefoot?  Anyone with beach feet experience?  What say you?.....  Cool

    tamma-run

    2014 Schedule

    Jan 11 - Mississippi Blues Half, February 23 - Last Chance for Boston Half, March 9 - Charlotte Speedway Half, March 16 - Heart Mini Half, April 6 - ORRRC Half, May 4 - Flying Pig Full, June 14 - Hatfield & McCoy Full, July 4 - Rocket Man 5K, July 18-19 - Runners for Wellness 24hour Ultra, July 20 - RnR Chicago Half, Sept 21 - HITS Omaha Half, Nov 30 - Space Coast Half

    justWalk


      Hat, Sunglasses Cool, barefoot, run on semi wet sand, enjoy!


      Boston Strong in 2014!

        Hat, Sunglasses Cool, barefoot, run on semi wet sand, enjoy!

         

        +1 Except don't overdo it at first. I enjoy running barefoot at the beach, but one time I went on a 10 mile beach run and ended up with huge blisters on the soles of my feet. Your feet need to acclimate to the sand. If you choose to run with shoes, your regular shoes will be fine, but make sure you run on wet (firm) sand.

        2014 goals

        2000 miles; 5k < 24:30; HM < 1:56Century Bike Ride

         

        Upcoming:

        NYC Half Marathon 3/16Boston Marathon 4/21

          thanx folks!  looking forward to it!Cool

          2014 Schedule

          Jan 11 - Mississippi Blues Half, February 23 - Last Chance for Boston Half, March 9 - Charlotte Speedway Half, March 16 - Heart Mini Half, April 6 - ORRRC Half, May 4 - Flying Pig Full, June 14 - Hatfield & McCoy Full, July 4 - Rocket Man 5K, July 18-19 - Runners for Wellness 24hour Ultra, July 20 - RnR Chicago Half, Sept 21 - HITS Omaha Half, Nov 30 - Space Coast Half

          Longboat


          Letting off steam

            Run on the flattest part of the wet sand.  If there's a significant slope from land to water, don't run it -- running on a side slope for a long distance can cause injury. Assuming it's salt water beach, come back at low tide, your best chance of finding lots of runnable sand

            Neil

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            Nearly back to 100% 6 months after Achilles surgery. Now at 35 50 mpw.

            Base building time!

              Barefoot on the flat sand right where the wave are just ending is great........hat, minimal running gear and sunscreen.......

              Champions are made when no one is watching

                flat, wet and barefoot.... got it!    Cool

                2014 Schedule

                Jan 11 - Mississippi Blues Half, February 23 - Last Chance for Boston Half, March 9 - Charlotte Speedway Half, March 16 - Heart Mini Half, April 6 - ORRRC Half, May 4 - Flying Pig Full, June 14 - Hatfield & McCoy Full, July 4 - Rocket Man 5K, July 18-19 - Runners for Wellness 24hour Ultra, July 20 - RnR Chicago Half, Sept 21 - HITS Omaha Half, Nov 30 - Space Coast Half