Who Run Commutes?2016-10-22T20:26:26+00:00

The New Run Commuters

The Distance Factor

July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

The feasibility of run commuting depends not only an ability to run but also the length of the commute. No matter how dedicated a runner you might be, you have to consider the feasibility of the commute distance. My decision to be a run commuter is about my desire to run as much as it is about my lack of desire to be much of a commuter.

A Run Commuter Anew

July 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

I find myself in an unlikely place to resume running. I am in Shenzhen, China this summer. For those not familiar with the boom town, which boasts one of those stories that defies belief but exemplifies the power of the global economy, it is on the mainland next to the former British colony of Hong Kong.

Run Commuting Has Made Me a Better Person

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

To run commute is to insist that the world is ours. It is material, surrounding us, demanding that we involve ourselves. Even in the rain and the traffic, despite our fatigue, it is imperative that we motivate ourselves to move ourselves.

The Road Back

June 4th, 2018|1 Comment

This is harder than I thought it would be. I had hoped to make a comeback. But the rare, serious autoimmune disease I have been diagnosed with is a doozy. Or more accurately, the drugs I am on have major side effects. After more than 75 half marathons in three years and a regular routine of run commuting 4.5 miles to work...

Fame, Retirement, and Hoping to Make a Comeback

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

I have achieved fame as a run commuter. The simple act of traveling to work by a means almost all are capable of but few consider trying makes people take notice. But I also am on hiatus due to health challenges. That is a function of hubris. I am determined to come back...

What I Wear

April 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

When you engage in an activity such as run commuting, people wonder about mundane details. Since everybody who is able to do so walks, and increasingly is conscious about it with the advent of fitness trackers, if you take up a more robust version of such a common endeavor you inspire curiosity about technique and tools.

Run Commute “Cheats”

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

As a run commuter, I happen to be a bit of a cheater. I don’t mean a fraud such as Rosie Ruiz, who was stripped of her Boston Marathon medal in 1980 for not completing all 26.2 miles of the course or even very many of them. I merely mean...

The New Run Commuters – April 2018

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Spring is here and it is the perfect season to start run commuting! The temperatures are finally warming up and the snow is going away. Maybe you are bored with your current running routine, too. Variety and extra mileage is what lured Lionel Adams...

Why I am a Run Commuter

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Run commuting has made me a better person. I am not who people believe I am. To wake up early and trek into the office on my own locomotion is intrinsically worthwhile. Yet it also is consistent with my plan for self-improvement.

The New Run Commuters – March 2018

March 4th, 2018|1 Comment

This month's New Run Commuter is David Roland, from our headquarters city of Atlanta, Georgia. I had the pleasure of meeting David in person last week, and we spoke not only about how he [...]

Am I a Runner?

February 27th, 2018|0 Comments

“You’re not a runner. You’re a racer.” That was what my coach said to me. She was neither complimenting nor criticizing me. She was describing me.

The New Run Commuters – February 2018

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

It's still winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and the handful of people that continue to run commute year-round in snowy regions have their fair share of sub-zero temperatures, icy paths, unshoveled sidewalks, and slush-filled [...]

“Do You Shower?”

February 12th, 2018|1 Comment

The only issue that run commuting presents is whether to shower. I have run with a colleague’s husband, a fellow who is much faster than me and who plays team sports in an adult league, meaning “run with” refers to getting together afterward.

The Math of Run Commuting

January 29th, 2018|1 Comment

Here are my calculations that turned me into a run commuter. I concluded that I could invest twenty minutes of time per day for a full workout. I was already considering the idea. But I was persuaded by the argument from efficiency.

The New Run Commuters – March 2017

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Runner's World magazine (Oct 2016) recently gave Seattle the silver medal for number 2 best running city in America (behind San Fran). Aaron Mercer, our runcommuter for this month, is a Seattle resident who uses [...]

The New Run Commuters – January 2017

January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Our first runcommuter profile for 2017 is Bon Crowder, who also heralds another first for TRC, as she is the only runcommuter featured on this site to hail from Texas. Bon is a teacher who runs to [...]

The New Run Commuters – December 2016

December 5th, 2016|3 Comments

Emphasizing TRC's global reach, this month's featured runcommuter is James Moore, from London, England. Like our profiled runcommuter from earlier in the year, Julien Delange, James uses runcommuting to train for ultra distance trail races. (Also [...]

The New Run Commuters – July 2016

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Run commuting is catching on all around the world. Just ask Claudia Cruz, this month's featured New Run Commuter. Over the past several years, Claudia and her sister, Silvia (founders of Corridaamiga), have been working on [...]

The New Run Commuters – May 2016

May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

This month we are proud to present our first British run commuter, Georgia Halls! Georgia lives and runcommutes in London. As the first Brit to be featured on this site, Georgia represents the huge number of London [...]

The New Run Commuters – February 2016

February 19th, 2016|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 [...]

The New Run Commuters – August 2015

August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

After a long hiatus, The New Run Commuters is back! This month we feature Jeff Jones of Atlanta, Georgia. Jeff actually contacted us a couple of years ago and said he and his wife were moving [...]

The New Run Commuters – February 2015

February 16th, 2015|0 Comments

This month we’re featuring Tom Fischer, a firefighter in St. Louis, Missouri. Even though he has an unusual work schedule and did not have all the latest and best running gear in the beginning, Tom [...]

The New Run Commuters – January 2015

January 19th, 2015|0 Comments

In our first edition of The New Run Commuters for 2015, we meet Kate Livett from Sydney, Australia. Kate is a recent and die-hard convert to run commuting and though her job contracts and office [...]

The New Run Commuters – October 2014

October 16th, 2014|0 Comments

We've been a bit busy around here lately prepping for ultras, raising kids, and meeting the demands of our non-running day jobs (ugh), but we're picking back up again and have a some great new [...]

The New Run Commuters – August 2014

August 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Here we are again and summer is nearly over. Wouldn't fall be a great time to start run commuting? Give it a shot and send a brief email to info@theruncommuter.com telling us about yourself and your [...]

The New Run Commuters – July 2014

July 18th, 2014|3 Comments

In this month's edition of The New Run Commuters, we feature Marcel Beaudoin of Gatineau, Quebec, and Dell Wilson from Madison, Alabama. Both are current or former bike commuters who began run commuting to train for longer races, and they have great [...]

The New Run Commuters – June 2014

June 16th, 2014|1 Comment

What is the farthest you've ever run commuted? Personally, I've done about 15-16 miles or so round-trip. Pam Walker, from South Lyon, MI runs that distance to work in the morning... and then runs it again on the way [...]

The New Run Commuters – May 2014

May 13th, 2014|0 Comments

It's already May! Hopefully your run commute no longer involves snow (sorry, those of you in the upper elevations of a few Canadian Provinces and several US states!). However, with warmer temps come more heat-related running [...]

The New Run Commuters – April 2014

April 17th, 2014|0 Comments

In this month's TNRC feature, we profile M. Suzette 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 [...]

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The New Run Commuters – March 2014

March 17th, 2014|4 Comments

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 [...]

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The New Run Commuters – January 2014

January 17th, 2014|0 Comments

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 New Run Commuters – December 2013

December 17th, 2013|2 Comments

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 [...]

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