My second run during my little vacation was much better. I decided to do most of it on paved roads and just do a little part in the middle on the beach. This worked out really well and I got in a good run. I also learned that running right at the waters edge is a really good idea since the sand i much firmer there. I do think that if I wanted to do more runs like these on the beach a pair of lighter running shoes than the ones I have would be a really good idea since I probably don't need that much support and impact absorption. Distance: 7.38 km Time: 40m:06s Average speed: 05:26 min/km Average heart rate: 174 bpm URL:http://connect.garmin.com/activity/11558809 Funny how I during two runs had a lower average heart rate than normal when I considered them pretty hard.