On Real Sports with Bryant Gumble, there was a story about a man called the Raven who ran eight miles every day on the beach come literal hell or high water. During sunny days, he would be out running with his Forrest Gump group of followers. During hurricanes, he would still be out there. When it became too dangerous to be on the beach, he ran back and forth in his yard. The story goes on to shed light on his compulsion.
I tried to run in his footsteps and didn’t get far. Two miles round trip was the most I could do. I prefer to run right where the water hits the sand. It usually makes for a firm surface that is ideal for barefoot running. On Miami Beach, the sand gave too much making each step a struggle. It is also on an incline which is uncomfortable.
The Raven runs with shoes on the soft sand. That option looks terrible. Like Running in San Juan, most people run on a path. That looked like a better option.
TPOL’s streak of running on Miami Beach is one day in a row. How about you? Beach runner? Path? Or no running at all?