Is jogging on the beach recommended?

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Registered: 09-10-2012
Is jogging on the beach recommended?
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 10:12am

My husband and I are going to take our annual vacation to the beach and we wondered if it were safe to jog on the beach or should we just walk. We see people jogging but they appear to be much more experienced and we are usually sore from just walking. Have you jogged on the beach and is our regular shoes okay to jog in or does it require special shoes?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 8:57am

Hi Jayne! Wow, a beach vacation sounds exciting. I see people jogging on the beach all the time but it's not one of my favorite things to do so I can't really help out with shoes, etc. However, I do like to take long leisurely strolls along the beach and I wear my usual jogging/walking shoes. ( I rarely ever take walks barefooted as the sand tears my feet up after a day or two). I try to stick to the part of the beach that is packed down (nearer the water) as it is easier to walk in.

Good luck and drop back in and let us know how the vacation went! :-)