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7 incredible benefits of beach running

7 incredible benefits of beach running


7 incredible benefits of beach running


In the summer the chance of someone wanting to relive you of possessions, or the car you may have travelled in, providing of course you can survive the inhalation of the pungent cigarettes they smoke these days as you push to your destination..


I agree that running on flat, wet sand is good, but the rough, dry stuff is very unstable and it makes my knees hurt if I run on it.


I'm not sure that #5 particularly applies to the North Sea!


I run the beach near me once a week in Cyprus, but must be honest I prefer the mountains !


Going on holiday to Whitby in three weeks. Can't wait for my daily 4.5mi run to Sandsend and back, on lovely flat, miost sand!


I did the Mersea Round the Island Race last week. 12.2 miles, a hot day and a lot of it was on the beach. It was hard work but fun: http://wp.me/p3gtqs-lA Will definitely be trying some barefoot on the beach on holiday this summer!


3 runs in last 4 days on beach, dunes and trail in North Wales. Only a 5k loop but love it.


I run on Poole/Bournemouth beaches weekly. It is not as hard as I initially thought it would be and clambering over groynes along the way makes for good training for races involving obstacles. i have yet to try bare foot though!


i live on the north east coast, and after reading this i will be taking advantage of living beside the sea


I used to do football training running up and down the sand dunes at Perranporth - it was really hard work.


Looking forward to a break from work but reluctant to lose your fitness? Check out our seven benefits of beach running and pound the sand in style.


1. You burn 30 per cent more calories


Running on sand makes you work harder. With each stride your feet sink a little, forcing you to exert more energy than running on tarmac, and burning around 30 per cent more calories.


2. Regular sand running can help to prevent injuries


Running on sand without trainers forces our smaller, stabilising muscles in the knees, ankles, and feet to work harder than running on roads. Therefore, continual beach running and strengthening of such muscles may help to prevent common road injuries.


3. Beaches are a natural assault course


Onlookers must think I’m a mad woman as they watch me fly up and down sand dunes on Perranporth Beach, near Newquay. It’s great resistance training and strengthens the legs.


To put your agility to the test, jump over small piles of drift wood or pools of water, and race the incoming tide for short spurts of speedwork.


4. Give your joints a break


A study by Griffith University, in Queensland Australia, found that landing on soft sand increases the time in which our feet sink into it. The overall stress of pounding on the lower joints, such as ankles and knees, is reduced.


Sand running also allows you to give your calf muscles a good workout without the risk of any impact injuries, and can also reduce the risk of shin splints.


5. Natural refreshment


Nothing beats diving into the ocean after a hard beach run. A soak in the sea won't give you the same recovery benefits as an ice bath, but it will work wonders to sooth your hard-worked muscles while leaving you feeling refreshed.


6. Picture-perfect surroundings


In Cornwall, I am spoilt for choice when it comes to beach running. Perranporth Beach is one of my favourites offering stunning scenery and a lovely sea breeze.


7. Try going barefoot


I feel empowered by the ability to fling off my running trainers and run directly on the sand. It also forces you to grip with your toes, which strengthens both calf and feet muscles.


Beach running tips:


Run on flat, wet sand where possible to avoid tendon strains or ligament injuries


If running barefoot, watch out for shells or broken glass


Do not expect to run at your normal pace. Sinking in the sand as you run will slow you down. Take it easy, be sensible and build up your stamina steadily.


Finally, enjoy it!


Off your on hols? Share your summer running plans in the comments section below!


Looking forward to a break from work but reluctant to lose your fitness? Check out our seven benefits of beach running and pound the sand in style.


1. You burn 30 per cent more calories


Running on sand makes you work harder. With each stride your feet sink a little, forcing you to exert more energy than running on tarmac, and burning around 30 per cent more calories.


2. Regular sand running can help to prevent injuries


Running on sand without trainers forces our smaller, stabilising muscles in the knees, ankles, and feet to work harder than running on roads. Therefore, continual beach running and strengthening of such muscles may help to prevent common road injuries.


3. Beaches are a natural assault course


Onlookers must think I’m a mad woman as they watch me fly up and down sand dunes on Perranporth Beach, near Newquay. It’s great resistance training and strengthens the legs.


To put your agility to the test, jump over small piles of drift wood or pools of water, and race the incoming tide for short spurts of speedwork.


4. Give your joints a break


A study by Griffith University, in Queensland Australia, found that landing on soft sand increases the time in which our feet sink into it. The overall stress of pounding on the lower joints, such as ankles and knees, is reduced.


Sand running also allows you to give your calf muscles a good workout without the risk of any impact injuries, and can also reduce the risk of shin splints.


5. Natural refreshment


Nothing beats diving into the ocean after a hard beach run. A soak in the sea won't give you the same recovery benefits as an ice bath, but it will work wonders to sooth your hard-worked muscles while leaving you feeling refreshed.


6. Picture-perfect surroundings


In Cornwall, I am spoilt for choice when it comes to beach running. Perranporth Beach is one of my favourites offering stunning scenery and a lovely sea breeze.


7. Try going barefoot


I feel empowered by the ability to fling off my running trainers and run directly on the sand. It also forces you to grip with your toes, which strengthens both calf and feet muscles.


Beach running tips:


Run on flat, wet sand where possible to avoid tendon strains or ligament injuries


If running barefoot, watch out for shells or broken glass


Do not expect to run at your normal pace. Sinking in the sand as you run will slow you down. Take it easy, be sensible and build up your stamina steadily.


Finally, enjoy it!


Off your on hols? Share your summer running plans in the comments section below!


Looking forward to a break from work but reluctant to lose your fitness? Check out our seven benefits of beach running and pound the sand in style.


1. You burn 30 per cent more calories


Running on sand makes you work harder. With each stride your feet sink a little, forcing you to exert more energy than running on tarmac, and burning around 30 per cent more calories.


2. Regular sand running can help to prevent injuries


Running on sand without trainers forces our smaller, stabilising muscles in the knees, ankles, and feet to work harder than running on roads. Therefore, continual beach running and strengthening of such muscles may help to prevent common road injuries.


3. Beaches are a natural assault course


Onlookers must think I’m a mad woman as they watch me fly up and down sand dunes on Perranporth Beach, near Newquay. It’s great resistance training and strengthens the legs.


To put your agility to the test, jump over small piles of drift wood or pools of water, and race the incoming tide for short spurts of speedwork.


4. Give your joints a break


A study by Griffith University, in Queensland Australia, found that landing on soft sand increases the time in which our feet sink into it. The overall stress of pounding on the lower joints, such as ankles and knees, is reduced.


Sand running also allows you to give your calf muscles a good workout without the risk of any impact injuries, and can also reduce the risk of shin splints.


5. Natural refreshment


Nothing beats diving into the ocean after a hard beach run. A soak in the sea won't give you the same recovery benefits as an ice bath, but it will work wonders to sooth your hard-worked muscles while leaving you feeling refreshed.


6. Picture-perfect surroundings


In Cornwall, I am spoilt for choice when it comes to beach running. Perranporth Beach is one of my favourites offering stunning scenery and a lovely sea breeze.


7. Try going barefoot


I feel empowered by the ability to fling off my running trainers and run directly on the sand. It also forces you to grip with your toes, which strengthens both calf and feet muscles.


Beach running tips:


Run on flat, wet sand where possible to avoid tendon strains or ligament injuries


If running barefoot, watch out for shells or broken glass


Do not expect to run at your normal pace. Sinking in the sand as you run will slow you down. Take it easy, be sensible and build up your stamina steadily.


Finally, enjoy it!


Off your on hols? Share your summer running plans in the comments section below!


Original article and pictures take http://therunningbug.co.uk/training-advice/get-fit/get-fitter/b/weblog/archive/2016/05/17/7-incredible-benefits-of-beach-running.aspx site

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