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1104, 2016

Come meet the TRC crew at the Kirkwood Spring Fling 5K!

By | April 11th, 2016|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Attention Atlanta-area runners and run commuters: The TRC team will be at this year's Kirkwood Spring Fling 5K on Saturday, May 14th! Not only will several of us be racing the 5K, we'll also be emceeing parts of the event with our friend Jim Hodgson of The Atlanta Banana. Sign up for the race and stop by [...]

104, 2016

2016 International Run Commuter Survey

By | April 1st, 2016|Categories: General, News, International Survey|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! Stay tuned for the results... Welcome to our 2016 International Run Commuter Survey! Your responses will help the world have a better idea of how many run commuters there are out there, where they run, what gear they use, and how long they've been running. Since this is our second survey (the first [...]

1902, 2016

The New Run Commuters – February 2016

By | February 19th, 2016|Categories: General, News, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Efficiency is the watchword for Julien Delange, our first run commuter profile for 2016. Running to and from his workplace in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Julien favours maximalist shoes, and structures his run commuting -- in both principles and pragmatics -- for greatest efficiency. In his profile, Julien also highlights the positive environmental, financial and training benefits of running to work. With his routine sorted, Julien run commutes high-mileage weeks as training for the [...]

902, 2016

The No-Shower Clean Up: Men’s Edition

By | February 9th, 2016|Categories: General, How To, BecomingARunCommuter, Challenges|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

The No-Shower Cleanup is – for some – almost as controversial as wearing shorts over running tights, or the correct pronunciation of “gif” files (is it “JIF” or “GIF”?) So, do you scrap the morning run commute because your office lacks a shower? You shouldn’t. Here’s a detailed post on how to cool down, clean up, and smell good at the office after your [...]

402, 2016

The No-Shower Clean Up: Women’s Edition

By | February 4th, 2016|Categories: General, How To, BecomingARunCommuter, Challenges|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

“Hair is a woman’s crowning glory”, according to my grandma. Granted, she’s 95 years old, and we might hope that nowadays women are appreciated for more than their hair, but to an extent my nan is still right: for many women, long, flowing locks are still the go. When they’re styled-up or blow-dried they’re magic. But what about post-runcommute sweaty, frizzy, out-of-control long hair? I [...]

2701, 2016

Run Commuting Tights Fit to Face a Canadian Winter

By | January 27th, 2016|Categories: Gear, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you run commute year-round above the 49th parallel, you most likely have a variety of thermal tights. Up until this year, finding a pair that performed well below -20°C/-4°F proved to be tricky (at least for me) unless I was ready to spend lots of money. However, Mountain Equipment Co-op came out with a great new set of tights this year that solves [...]

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