Finally finished up my previous training plan and started Eric's plan in Cool Impossible (great book by the way...has pulled together all this experience I have floating around in my head). Did the week one day four workout in Ocean City MD yesterday running on the beach. I know I was supposed to be focusing on cadence, but my mind wondered to analyzing tracks in the wet sand (I can nail a 90 cadence in my sleep). Many people were bare footing it, but just as many in shoes. It was interesting to see the various stride lengths and variations in shoe imprints. Many deep heel imprints with little evidence on toe off as seen in the bare foot imprints. When I turned around to head back to our hotel I was pleased/relieved to see a nicely formed imprint of the forward part of my shoe tread and a light heel pattern. So, the next time your at the beach try out a little wet sand running to assess your foot strike.