Beach Sand Running Equipment Required:
none, just yourself and a nice stretch of beach
- Running in the sand is best done in bare feet.
- This activity can be used for a warm-up or as a workout.
- Run in the harder sand for the warm up, and move to the soft sand which will increase the effort required for the workout.
Key points to remember
- Warm up before any exercise program. At the beach, a run and some stretches is a good way to start.
- Running on an irregular, inconsistent surface such as sand, the forces that go through the feet, ankles, knees and hips vary dramatically and can predispose you to injury in any one of these body parts. It is therefore important to take care to watch where you are running and to warm up properly.
- If it is sunny, don't forget to cover yourself up with a hat or some sunscreen. If it is hot, be sure to drink lots of water to stay well hydrated..