Running on the sand: pros and cons, benefits, risks and tips



Run in beach it is recommended only for sections short (1 km is already too much) and how alternative to the race on the promenade of the seafront.

Running on the sand is an i activitydemandingwhich intensely involves the calf and all part rear of the leg because, in order to move forward, you have to give the greatest thrust force.

«In addition to being slippery, the bottom yields where the sand is not compact and the foot tends to sink. So better run on foreshore, more compact. However, you should not do this a long and too much of frequent“, points out Lisa Migliorini, athlete and physiotherapist.


«The beach run can be entered as variant of pace, otherwise it becomes risky for the Achilles tendon and also for possible trauma to the calf“.

Avoid strokes in slope because it increases the strain on the tendons. Just for the features bottom, you need shoes amortized (A3 or A4), that argue foot well and guarantee a good grip.

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