Who stole the beach? It is gone. It has been replace by asphalt. Crazy!
We Moved away from a beach location And are now back in civilization for a week. I had to run twice on a road. Asphalt, bitumen, trucks, cars, people.... I most dislike it.
Conclusion : I think you guys need a medal to run in or near a town as it is much much harder.
You may think it is normal and easier to run on asphalt or bitumen instead of sand, but believe me it is not. Also packed sand is much gentle on your body and your mind.
I have also lost 1K. (Not weight but distance). I can only do 5K on Asphalt before I am pooped, instead of an easy 6K on the beach. Go figure!
Next week, a new beach. I can't wait.