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Life's a beach

Life's a beach

Just been out to do week 6 run 1 - first time I've run outside rather than on a treadmill on this attempt at C25k.

First observation is it might not have been a great idea to do the first run on a beach, absolutely beautiful but sand is tough to run on. My route on Garmin connect seems to think I got a bit wet too - and as you can see it involved a few loops after I got off the beach as I kept my quitting options open - didn't quit though, it's all about keeping going.

Like nearly everyone else I found it tougher than the twenty minute run two days ago but it's done now -

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Well done! It's a tricky one, and running on sand is hard - but lovely!

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OMG first run on the beach!!! That's hardcore... it took me a long time to build up to be able to run on the beach!! But I love how strava shows I'm in the sea like yours did ( hee hee).... enjoy running outdoors you are lucky to have such a beautiful place to run, well done 😎

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I found it a real struggle to be aware of the speed I was running at - my natural pace that I feel comfortable running at for short periods tires me out too quickly and I have to consciously slow myself down to last over distance - that's easy on a treadmill, much less so outside, even with a Garmin.

Most enjoyable bit of the run was the beach, it was lovely, but by the time I got to the end of that run and had to come back along the beach and onto tarmac I realised I'd probably taken more out of myself than I should have early on - everything after that was a real struggle.

Had to be done though - four weeks tomorrow I'll be up early to run towards the sunrise on Fort Myers beach in Florida - that's the target that keeps me going.

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My word you certainly gave yourself a challenge running on the sand! Your legs will definitely want their recovery day tomorrow.

But beautiful & welcome to the joy of running outdoors:)

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Well done. Running on sand must be very tough. Well done for getting out there though, lovely pics. Good luck with the rest of your programme. 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻😀😀👏🏻👏🏻

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Brilliant post and photo ! Really jealous , running on a beach. As others say only downside was as you say tough running on the sand !

Well done !

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Ta folks - out photographing football this afternoon - free steak pie and bovril will go down well after this morning's wee trot

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