Beach running

Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by The Creature of the Night, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. The Creature of the Night

    The Creature of the Night Member

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    Hi lads:

    Wanted to make a suggestion to those who hit the tarmac regularly.

    Try beach running.
    I had my first go at it earlier on.

    Absolutely killed my knees and feet and ended up doing a 3 mile (which ususally takes me around 20 minutes) in a rather horrid 40 minutes!!

    What benefits are there to beach running and should I include it in my fitness routine?~

    Best wishes
    The Creature of the Night.
     
  2. LighteningWolf

    LighteningWolf Royal Marines Commando

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    Beach running is quality mate. Main benefit: you hang out of your hoop twice as much.
     
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  3. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    And there is the perfect answer! In the most simplistic form. Love it!!
     
  4. kirbymorgan17

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    a three mile run on sand has not to be underestimated the fact you completed the run the time taken is less important at this time as alluded to a three mile has to be considered a six mile run.as always a varied exercise regime followed under instruction can only benefit and at the end of the day you will not be crawling to the doctor with a complaint of sore shins. all the best
     
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    Best training advice I've ever had: shock your body!

    Always mix it up and don't let your body get used to one type of training. Perfect for RM where you need to be an all round athlete.
     
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  6. Chelonian

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    Anyone running the beaches at Studland, Dorset or Perranporth, Cornwall will pass through officially designated nudist areas. Just saying.

    Expect to be disappointed.
     
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    Brilliant for posture and strengthening feet and ankles.
     
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    Great for anyone with flat feet too.
     
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  9. The Creature of the Night

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    Which i am
    So a bonus
     
  10. The Creature of the Night

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    Good morning, all:

    So having tried beach running for three days, can ascertain that it’s brilliant!
    Going to try HIIT on it later on

    Best wishes:
    The Creature of the Night.
     
  11. Rover

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    Go for the upgrade.....:cool:

    Sand dunes, good soft sand.:)

    Shingle, on an incline. :):)
     
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  12. kirbymorgan17

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    this time of year again for those starting out on the beach run when you hit the dunes be mind full of the breeding season underway in particular the protected lesser great breasted tit sometimes often mistaken for the sand pipit as always regard our feathered friends. all the breast oops all the best on the beach and in the dunes.
     
  13. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando

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    Had a PTI working at my place at Portland and he ran the length of Chesil Beach, from Portland to West Bay, a distance of around 17 miles and all shingle. Impressive!

    Alan
     
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  14. Chelonian

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    It certainly is. Walked the beach about twenty years ago and that was bad enough.

    From memory there is a memorial to a Royal Marine (possibly SBS) on the shore near West Bexington.
     
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