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Review: Thorlos Socks

One of the most overlooked pieces of running gear has got to be socks. Around here, we talk about socks quite a bit. At trail races, we occasionally overhear brief discussions about interesting looking specialty socks; another runner’s knee-high, neon green compression toe socks, for example. However, I rarely hear conversations about someone’s everyday running socks. That is, unless you are talking about Thorlos… People that we […]

Running with a Laptop: Should you do it? Yes and No…(but mostly no.)

All computers eventually fail.  Ones that move a lot, fail a lot faster.  Backup your data. – IT department email to a run commuter Should you run with a laptop? Or, like the IT specialist’s email from above hints at, should you avoid it all costs? Buckle up, run commuters – it’s about to get a […]

Gear to Destinkify: Towels and Cloths for your Post-Run Commute Cleanup

“I could NEVER run to work. There is no shower in my building! What am I supposed to do to get clean and not stink?!?!?” We hear this a lot; usually when talking with someone who is thinking about starting to run commute, or while engaging others in discussions on the web. And, yes – some […]

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The New Run Commuters – March 2014

This month on The New Run Commuters, we hear from Becky from Portland, Oregon, and Anna, hailing form Washington D.C. Both work in professional office environments and make run commuting a part of their day – even while living a considerable distance from the office! Becky combines driving and run commuting; Anna, running and pubic […]

KA-BLOOM!

The northern United States continues to recoil from the torrid, brutal union of Old Man Winter and Mother Nature, their frisky freaking casing the upper states in ice and heaps of snow, even as we in Georgia see the daily-greening buds on trees and blooms beneath them, notice the birds are singing and the bees […]

The New Run Commuters – February 2014, Part 2

Welcome back! In our second February installment of The New Run Commuters, we feature Brent, a lawyer from Washington D.C., and Ivan, a Certified Financial Planner from San Diego, CA. In March, we will return to a once-a-month, double feature of TNRC. Be sure to contact us if you are interested in being featured!  Runner […]

HLN feature on The Run Commuter

HLN ran a feature on Josh and his run commute! Josh talks about how he, and we, got started, what it’s all about, why, and how. He sounded professional and informed, and looked handsome and rugged, and made us all-around proud. If your colleagues and dear ones ask you to summarize run commuting, direct them […]

How I spent my snow-mer vacation

Mornings were a frenzy of sifting, mixing, baking and boxing goods; I filled the afternoons by running them to friends at the city’s four corners, where they’d cozied up or hunkered down at their homes; I thrived in the iciest, nastiest parts of the storm, without oops or incident, yet when it seemed spring sprung […]

The New Run Commuters – February 2014, Part 1

After a fantastic response to January’s The New Run Commuters post, we’re back with one of two TNRC features this month. In our first, we introduce you to Chris and Tarun, two runners from different parts of the world, united not only by run commuting, but by teaching as well. Chris, an ultramarathoner, uses running […]

How to RAIN Commute

“What do you do when it rains?” This is among the inner circle of Common Comments I receive, reigning with How Far Do You Run; Do You Shower; That’s So Impressive; and I Could Never Do That. If I might answer them in reverse order: you can do far more than you think; when you […]

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Groceries on the Run

As part of our 2014 effort to encourage not only run commuting, but running for a purpose (aside from fitness alone,) we want to show you all of the different useful and practical ways to run to get somewhere. Maybe it’s running to the library or running to the gym.  Or, it could be running […]

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The New Run Commuters – January 2014

Runner Basics Name: Claire Brandow Age: 25 City/State: Brooklyn, NY Profession/Employer: I work in fundraising for an environmental nonprofit. Number of years running: 10 # of races you participate in a year: About 4 in the last year, with plans to do at least 9 in the next year to qualify for the NYC Marathon […]

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REPREVE Fabric and the Importance of Recycling

It’s time to up our game, run commuters. Yes, you are already doing an exceptional part in creating a better, cleaner, and healthier environment by replacing your automobile commutes with running, but I really had my eyes opened last week and it made me realize that we can do even more. We were sent a green beanie, […]

The New Run Commuters – 12/2013

Many of our non-run commuting readers often wonder what kind of person decides to try running to work, and are even more curious about those runners that continue to do so year after year. In our first installment of The New Run Commuters, we take a look at two runners – Ernie and Jeffrey – […]

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Review: Granite Rocx Tahoe Backpack

Have you ever wanted to run somewhere with a chair strapped to your back? How about two? With the Granite Rocx Tahoe Backpack anything is possible. The idea for this pack emerged when a cyclist wanted to bring a chair with him to the beach. As occasional/regular bike commuters ourselves, we know how hard transporting oddly-shaped items […]

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Transporting Food in Your Backpack

No matter how you get yourself to work every morning, you have two main options when it comes to lunch – Bring it or buy it. If you are a run commuter and choose to bring your lunch, the unique circumstances of your transportation method will require a little additional planning and packing to ensure […]

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The Great Unboxing – SKORA Shoes for the Run Commuters

Heads up runners and run commuters!  The three of us here at TRC headquarters were given three different pairs of SKORA running shoes to review for you, so we will be testing them out over the next few weeks and posting a detailed, three-person review, so you will have all of the information you’ll need […]

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Back to School

Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later. ~Dana Stewart Scott I love the smell of juice boxes in the morning. ~Robert Duval I think that when you get dressed in the morning, sometimes you’re really making a decision about your behavior for the day. Like if […]

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For the Ladies: Sabby’s words on back-up bras and Shark Week

We’ve been trolling through The Run Commuter archives in our Wayback Machine, seeking every tidbit possible of women-specific comments, questions, and advice. This is a comment shared by run commuter Sabby, December 2011. She readily gave the OK for us to share it, allowing, too, for us to “pretty it up” or edit as needed, […]

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For the Ladies: Katie’s bare feet, glass shards and pram

I once tried in vain to convince a friend she could easily, speedily ride her bike to work, only to be constantly rebuffed that it was too dangerous, that she was easy prey for the ne’er-do-wells en route to her office. But I had her speak with some female friends, also bicyclists, who ride everywhere […]

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New Features on TRC

It’s been a busy (and ridiculously hot) summer this year, and while we’ve been a bit short on reviews, tips, and stories about run commuting lately, we want to show you a couple of new features we’ve added to the site in case you missed them. Stay tuned for upcoming posts on the Spartan Race, a writeup on the […]

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Review: Osprey Manta 20

We here at TRC keep our eyes out for good run commuting packs, and have so far found the best ones are made by Osprey Packs or REI. With the exception of the Latloc E70 backpack, I’ve run exclusively with Osprey gear on my back over the last four years. I began with the now-discontinued Osprey […]

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A simple, healthy run commuter lunch

We don’t often talk about food and nutrition, but its high time we do. Running to work depletes the body of many nutrients early in the morning before the workday even begins, so we need to make sure that we, as athletes, replenish our bodies with healthy, nutritious meals and snacks post-morning run, so that […]

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Review: SKORA Form Running Shoes

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While the post-Born to Run minimal running shoe fad began to slow a couple of years after it took the running […]

Review: RIBZ Front Pack

We were recently asked if we wanted a free RIBZ Front Pack (coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations) in consideration for review publication. While […]

On everyone’s minds

Two weeks ago, I got three comments while running home from work. It’s not unusual: friends passing might hail hello; […]

Mike: family man, marathon man

DeKalb Avenue is off my typical run commute route, but the morning was foggy and DeKalb offers a wonderful view […]

Pack Comfort Evaluation: Extended Ultramarathon Edition

Though we use them nearly daily on roads, our run commute packs are all designed for trails, for hikers, through-hikers, […]