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How To Go Running on the Beach

Watch more Running Training videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to go running on the beach with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Always consult a physician before attempting to do any exercise or exercise plan. Step 1: Go at low tide Go for your beach run at low tide when there's more hard-packed sand near the water. It offers a more stable running surface. Step 2: Wear running shoes Wear your trail running shoes, which will help you navigate the uneven surface of the sand and protect you from potential punctures from shells or glass. Tip Dedicate one pair of shoes for beach running so you don't have to extract every grain of sand after each run. Step 3: Be protected Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen and a hat. Sunglasses will shield your eyes from UV rays and blowing sand. Dress in layers in case of chilly beach breezes. Step 4: Alternate surfaces Run on the flattest part of the sand close to the water if you're new to beach running. Work up to running for 2 to 3 minute intervals on the soft, dry sand further from the water. Tip The poor traction of soft sand will force you to run on the balls of your feet, to lean your body forward, and to drive your knees and arms higher. Step 5: Time it Go by time rather than distance, which is harder to measure. If your usual run is a 30-minute, 4-miler, run in one direction for 15 minutes, and then head back. Step 6: Lose the shoes Ease into barefoot running, which strengthens lower legs, feet, and ankles. Limit your first barefoot run to 15 minutes in firm, wet sand to prevent injury. Then add 5 minutes at a time with short intervals in soft sand. Tip Go trail running to strengthen your ankles to prepare for barefoot beach running. Step 7: Get wet Kick off your shoes and wade in the water to cool off after a tough workout. Did You Know? Studies have shown that running on sand burns 1.6 times more calories per mile than running on a hard surface such as asphalt.
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