I have an update about working after the run commute. Apple, among others, has been promoting the idea that a tablet can replace a laptop or even a desktop. I had an opportunity to test the proposition.
It’s not often that we get to test gear made specifically for run commuters, so we were ecstatic when IAMRUNBOX sent us their latest pack to review - the Backpack Pro 2.0. While the pack looks pretty plain at first glance...
San Francisco is an excellent city for run commuting. I am biased: I regard it as the superlative. Rankings about running venues, purportedly objective, customarily list San Francisco in the top three within the United States and top ten globally. Here is a personal report.
I have tried many types of shoe: minimalist, maximalist, and zero drop. I share thoughts here, with the clear disclaimer that I am not an expert and I was not systematic with experiments. I have read a bit, however, and it seems there is such significant variation in feet, strides and running form in general, foot strike in particular, and other factors, which likely accounts for the range of results reported
I have taken the run commute to an extreme. I have three times now hiked from my home in the Forest Hill neighborhood to the Glen Park BART Station in San Francisco, before catching a flight departing from SFO airport. Although the distance is only 2.8 miles, I have brought luggage. The experiment is at the limit of what I regard as reasonable.
I am able to run commute to work because of the advent of the tablet and the cloud. For others considering how they might take up run commuting, I offer these notes about my every day carry (EDC)...
As run commuters, we often borrow products from other specialty areas, such as camping supplies, bike commuting accessories, or travel gear, and piece those items together to make the perfect setup for running to work. The Camelbak Fourteener 24 is marketed as a hydration backpack for hikers and has many of the features we look for in a good running pack, so we decided to try it out and see how it performs on the run.
I am an advocate of walking. I mean both the doing of the act and the contemplation of it. I am a run commuter primarily, a racer too, and a companion of the dog as she does her business. I also appreciate, and I would like to celebrate, the meandering, pointless walk, whether solo or with society, surrounded by nature or across the city.
The Ultimate Direction Fastpack series is loved by fastpackers, [...]
I have added to my run commute with a bike commute. As much as I revel in the run commute, crediting it as a life changing habit, I am thrilled by the enhancement of the bike commute.