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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Run Commuting and the 2012in2012 Challenge

Greetings from beautiful south central Pennsylvania!  As a novice run commuter and a brand new contributor to this blog, allow me to tell you a little bit about how I came around to embrace run commuting: The decision to start running to work gained traction as a result of the 2012 in 2012 challenge.  The goal is […]

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Drying soggy A.M. gear for the P.M. commute home

Reader and new run commuter Eric asks a very good question: “[M]ight you add where you store your wet running clothes during the day? I mean, they have to get dry before the pm commute, right?” Technically, no: they do not have to dry before the return home. I will impinge on no person’s prerogative […]

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Stalking Mother Nature: she’s so hot; she’s so cold

Al Gore opened new worlds of stalking to the shy, curious, and flat-out creepy. Gone are the days when one lurked in bushes, trees, or other foliage, hoping to ogle passersby or inventory their actions. That mode is, I imagine, much like vinyl: adamantly adhered to by a handful of purists (or, as it were, […]

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The Run Commuter News Roundup – January 16, 2012

Welcome back to another edition of the News Roundup at The Run Commuter!  I didn’t think we’d have another edition so soon, but I was happily surprised to see a few news alerts hit my inbox this past week. Today’s articles come from bloggers around North America and they’re all writing about one thing in […]

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“I have SO MUCH to share!”

I scoop up adventures on my runs like children do coins in fountains: so excited by each, and there are just so many of them, all valuable. Most runners are like this, I believe; if not, they should be; they can be. Running to work or home, I constantly catalog the singular, split-second scenes past […]

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Small Numbers Really Add Up – Stephanie’s Dec-2011 Run Commuter Stats

December was my first month run commuting and I logged plenty of miles doing it.  Check out this image of my month-long mileage log below.  Add the total 47.81-miles of run commuting to some long weekend runs (not listed, but included a 10K and half-marathon race) and it’s clearly possible to keep up running skills […]

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The Run Commuter News Roundup – January 9, 2012

Rather than post a single, interesting run commuting-related news bit every once in a while, I’ve decided to try posting a few at once in a digest format.   The articles and stories may come from newspapers, websites, individual blogs, or even buzz from online running forums, so if you know of any good stuff out there, let us […]

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Traffic Report

Terry:   “Now we turn to Stephanie, our W-TRC traffic reporter. How’s it look out there, Stephanie?” Stephanie:   “It’s a pretty typical commute out here, Terry. We’ll start with the roads. Drivers, we have delays due to a crash and car fire on the inner loop of the beltway and a resulting gaper delay […]

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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 […]