Yes. Keep your work clothes at the office and change into them once you get there and cool down and clean up. One option is to drive in on Monday with three days worth clothing, run to work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, then drive in again on Friday and bring all of your dirty clothes home.
Do you? Do you? Remember, you don’t have to run the whole way to and from work! If you live 20 miles away, maybe you could bike or drive 15 miles first, lock up/park, and run the remaining 5 miles in? You can probably make it work – if you want to.
No, but having some basic running experience helps.
One of the greatest feelings is arriving at work on foot for the first time. It’s an achievement to be proud of, and the additional psychological benefits remain with you throughout the day.
- Your running speed and endurance will increase.
- You will lose weight.
- Some swear that by running with backpack, their running form actually improves.
Office assistants, graphic designers, government employees, students – people from all walks of life and experience.
By running to work, you are combining two things you normally do separately – running and commuting. You no longer have to try to fit in a run when you get home at night! There are many other reasons why people run commute, including;
- Training: Easier to stick to a training plan. You can increase your weekly mileage. Running with a pack increases endurance. Two runs per day can increase your overall fitness.
- Environmental: Aside from telecommuting, it’s the cleanest commute option possible.
- Practical: Low cost (you probably already have all the gear). Some are car-free or live in a car-light family.
- For the love of running!
Run commuting is replacing, modifying, or supplementing your current commute with running. It can be done with or without a backpack full of items needed for work. You can also combine your trip with biking, public transit, carpool, walking, or driving alone – as long as part of your trip includes running, we consider it run commuting.
Socks, work ID, cell phone, belt. Staging the night before and keeping extra items at your office helps.
You can, but they take up a lot of pack space and add to the weight. Keep a couple of pairs at work in one or two colors so you’re always ready for anything.