OK, to share a bit, we here at CFS live in Miami…so, yes, we’ve got the benefit of the beach as a “workout partner” of sorts. If you have access to a beach, it’s an awesome place to get a workout in. Here are a couple of tips and pointers for just having some fun running on the beach.
- Falling or low tides are the best for running as they have the hardest and most level surface
- For an added set of twists, we like to run barefoot on the beach
- Allows feet to go through full range of motion and is great for strengthening feet/ankles
- START SLOWLY if you’ve not done it and gradually build up over time
- Use sneakers, obviously, if you live near shelly beaches…e.g. Captiva Island (another fave)
- Try the Packed-to-Loose Circuit
- Run 5 minutes on the hard packed sand
- Then switch up to the dry, loose (much harder to run in) sand for 1 minute
- Drop back down to the hard, wet sand to recover some over another 5 minutes, then back to loose sand
- Repeat this for 30 minutes (6 minutes total running on loose sand) or as many circuits you can
- START SLOWLY…did we mention that?