The New Run Commuters – April 2014

In this month’s TNRC feature, we profile Meghann from Atlanta, GA, and Presh from Washington D.C. Loving the city life and rich history of D.C., Presh talks about packing light and that familiar, sinking feeling of being passed by a runner while sitting in traffic. Meghann, a nurse at a children’s hospital here in Atlanta, […]

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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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Noisy Backpacks

Do you mind the sound of keys jingling?  No?  I bet you would after you heard them make that noise over 5,000 times in 45 minutes.  That’s how many times the loose keys in your backpack could make noise on a 45-minute run to work.  How’s that for some early morning ear candy? Well, fellow […]

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Book Report: Eat & Run by Scott Jurek

I’ve been following Scott Jurek’s progress on the ultra racing scene for the past few years with great interest.   I first learned of him – as did many, many others – while reading Chris McDougal’s bestselling book, Born to Run. Jurek took the ultramarathon scene by storm, winning race after race, breaking records, and continuing […]

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Are you a minimal or barefoot run commuter?

We’re interested in finding out if any of you have ever run commuted barefoot.  We’re also wondering what impact the minimal shoe craze of the past few years has had on you as a runner.  Help us find out by taking a quick poll and then check out the infographic from Altra Zero Drop Footwear […]

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FAQs, an infographic, AND a contest

We just finished the run commuting FAQs page, so stop by and check it out.  If you have a question you want answered, use the “Submit a Question” form on that page.  We’ll include your first name and location for any questions you submit, along with the answer. Contest Details:   Here’s a chance to […]

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Review: LatLock E70 Running Backpack

Specs Make: LatLock Model: E70 Available Colors: Black/Yellow, Black/Blue, Black/Pink, Black/Green Sizes: One size fits all Volume: 1428 cu. in. Maximum Load: 40 pounds Year Manufactured: 2011 MSRP: $62.95 Website: http://latlock.com/ Review Details Our reviewers were happy to hear about this pack and even more excited to hear that the manufacturer was based out of Atlanta, […]

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Review: REI Stoke 19 Backpack

The transition from runner to run commuter mandates a method of transport, and so, a bag of some kind becomes necessary, be it a cloth drawstring bag the likes of which are given out at job fairs and to elementary schoolers; your mom’s old fanny pack or your dad’s new fanny pack; or, for me, […]

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Infographic: The Benefits of Carpooling

You’re probably already aware of the many, many ways in which run commuting is good for your physical and mental well-being, the environment, and others around you, but sometimes, you can’t run to work.  On those days, think ahead and try to carpool with coworkers.  What are the benefits of carpooling?  Take a look at […]

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Review: New Balance 730 Shoes

I have been using New Balance MR10′s over the last year and love them.  However, there is one thing I don’t like about them – how fast the sole wears out.  A New Balance employee at my local store told me that they should be replaced after 250 miles.  I was already at 450, the […]

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Review: Granite Rocx Tahoe Backpack

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Have you ever wanted to run somewhere with a chair strapped to your back? How about two? With the Granite Rocx […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Back to School

Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later. ~Dana Stewart Scott I […]