Beach Dune Sprint
a sand dune
- Running in the sand is best done in bare feet.
- Select a slope that has a long and clear section of sand.
- Put your head down and go for it.
- Short fast steps are usually best to maintain your forward momentum up the incline.
- Depending on the slope and distance, 3-10 sprints will give you a great 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.
- For a particularly steep section of sand dune it may help to have a run up to generate speed and give some initial momentum up the slope.
- 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.
- Follow any signs that warn you to stay off the dunes, as sometimes they are protected to avoid erosion and damage to the plants and ecosystem.
- If there are no sand dunes around, sprinting or jogging in the soft sand can be an alternative.