Try run on soft sand to strengthen your ankles and legs

If you have an opportunity to run on a sandy beach or soft sand use it to strengthen your ankles and legs. If you have been running on a hard firm surface and start running on beach or dune sand, be very careful, as it can put huge pressure on your ankles and calf muscles.


Its best to run with no running shoes, as this will allow your feet to naturally massage themselves against the sand. Start on harder sand and progress slowly to the looser sand as you build up leg strength.  


If you feel any strain then stop and walk, be very careful not to over do it initially.  Once you have built up the ankle and leg strength then you will be amazed at the improvement of your running on harder surfaces and hills.


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