I wasn’t sure were to post this.
Anyway I have been doing Sprints at the beach to improve my leg power and quickness and maintain my cardio fitness for rugby during the off season.
I sprint about 25 metres on the sand, I run from the shoreline to the dunes so its a slight incline.
I do 4 sets of 5 sprints, just walking back between each sprint and then having a 2 minute rest between each set of 5.
The first couple of times I’ve done them they were realy good, a bit of muscle soreness the day or to after in my glutes, hamstrings and lower abs.
Yesterday though towards the end of the workout I was feeling alot of tightness in my adductors. I did a thorough cool down and stretched, but after driving home (about 15 mins) I found it really painful walking due to the soreness in my adductors (also thought it was in my hips at first). They are still sore today.
I’m not sure if it was because of the sand. It was low tide yesterday so the sand was a bit wet and I sank in alot more than the other times, which I guess put more strain on the adductors because they had to stabolise.
Does anyone else do sprints on the sand? for wat purpose?
I’d like to hear any comments on my workout.
Also would it be better to sprint along the beach so I’m not going from wet, very hard sand to dry sand?