On Run Commuting
Why did you decide to start run commuting?
I decided to run commute to add some color and variety to my run weeks. It is an easy way to add mileage during a hefty work week. I love being able to watch the sun rise on my way to work. Equally, I love passing the ridiculous traffic on the way home.
How often do you run commute?
I run commute 2-3 times per week.
How far is your commute?
Depending on the route, my run commute is approximately 5 miles.
Do you pack or buy a lunch?
No matter the day, I consistently pack a lunch. I am keenly interested in the amount and nutritional content of the food I eat. I want to know exactly what ingredients are in my meal.
Lionel, about to head out on his commute
What do you like the most about run commuting?
I love being able to sneak in mileage just by commuting to work. I can complete 10 miles on any given work day. As a marathoner and long distance running coach, I’m always searching for innovative ways to get in mileage. I also love the bewilderment of my coworkers upon learning of my run commuting.
Do you know of anyone else in your area who runs to work?
Unfortunately, I know no one else who runs to work.
When not run commuting, how do you get to work?
When not run commuting, I conform with societal norms and drive to work.
If you could give one piece of advice to anyone who was considering run commuting, what would it be?
Be sure to pack and plan ahead. Being able to wake up, shower and go will make the run commuting day so much easier. Also, be sure your backpack works for you. There is nothing worse than an inadequate backpack while running.
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