Summer is coming so it's time to head to the coast for a beach run. Not only do you immediately get a good workout, but as a bonus you also have a great view! Running on the beach is a lot harder than running on asphalt, so build it up slowly! With these 7 tips your beach run will be a success!
- Stay as close to the sea as possible
- Avoid the crowds and heat
- Take it easy
- Airy clothes
- Lubricate yourself well
- drink enough
1 – Stay as close to the sea as possible
At low tide, the sand along the waterline is flat and firm. That is a lot easier than on dry, loose sand. Are you used to running on the beach and want to make your training a bit more challenging? Then start with short 2-3 minute intervals on dry sand, alternating with 5-6 minutes on firm sand along the waterline.
2 – Avoid the crowds and heat
So go early in the morning or around sunset. At these times you avoid the biggest crowds and it is also less hot.
3 – Take it easy
Running on the beach is harder and requires more of your feet, ankles and lower legs. Start with a 15 to 20 minute beach run at a leisurely pace and gradually build up to it for a few minutes at a time.
4 – Barefoot
The beach is a good place to give barefoot running a try. Again, take it easy! Alternate a few minutes of running with walking. Do you prefer to wear shoes? You can put on your regular running shoes just fine.
5 – Airy clothes
Shorts and a tank top made of functional material, for example. Light colors keep you cooler than dark ones.
6 – Lubricate yourself well
Choose a sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and apply every spot of bare skin half an hour before you run outside. A stick is often nice for your face, if you start to sweat it will not drip into your eyes as quickly.
7 – Drink enough
Drink a few glasses of water before you leave and when your beach run is over. Take a bottle of water with you if you are going on the road for more than half an hour. Do you also want to increase fat burning?
GOOD LUCK!!! - dm tipe 2