What is run commuting?
What are the benefits of
Who can run
How to start run
What gear do I need for
Is running with a
What do I need to
consider when buying a
What do I need to pack in
my running backpack?
How to keep my business
attire in shape?
- There are a few different ways to neatly pack your business attire. When you are using a running backpack it can be a good advice to roll your clothes. By doing so, the clothes are getting less wrinkled than if you fold them randomly. This way of folding also saves precious space in your bag. You can even put your rolled clothes in a vacuum bag and squeeze the air out to minimize the space the clothes take. In fact, it’s often the small garments, such as underwear and socks, that require the most space, so also think about how to pack these.
- For finer clothes it can be easier to pack the clothes in a hard-shell garment bag. Such shirt boxes fit a whole set of clothes. With the help of an included clothes folder you get smart tips on how to pack in the right way. You can either put the garment bag into your bag or attach it to the outside. No matter how you prefer carrying your shirt box, you can be absolutely sure that your outfit arrives wrinkle free.
- The optimal solution is a running backpack which combines a backpack and a garment bag. Some running backpacks for example have a hard-shell case with an extra compartment for your clothes. It fulfills the same purpose as a garment bag but comes with ergonomic straps and ensures a nice and 100% bounce-free running experience. Sometimes they even come with a clothes folder to help you folding your clothes in the best way possible.
Can I run with a
How to work out the
Can I also take food
How to stay motivated?
Despite run commuting being all-round awesome, we know that sometimes motivation can be lacking. But there are a few tips to stay motivated.
- Keep it real. It’s important to remember that you are not just embarking on a new exercise routine, you are making a lifestyle change. Give yourself (and your body) time to adjust to run commuting and try to avoid putting too much pressure on yourself.
- Find a running partner. If you cannot encourage your friend, partner or work colleague to join you, consider signing up at your local running club – there is a good chance you will meet people running your way!
- Stay on top of your progress. After you have been running to work for a month or two, it can be easy to forget how far you’ve come. Keep a diary and when you are having “one of those days”, read your old entries and give yourself a pat on the back.
- Add variety to your route. This is not always easy, but if you are finding your route to work somewhat repetitive, why not check out other routes available and mix it up a bit.
- Check your bank account. If you run to work, even just 2 or 3 times a week, you will soon begin to reap the financial rewards. Keep an eye on your bank account and when your balance begins to rise, sit back, smile, and remember that it’s all down to your hard work!
- Listen to your favourite music or get lost in an interesting podcast.
Find more tips and tricks on run commuting in our Run Commuting Guide or on our webpage. If you still have questions or want to share your personal #1 tip with the run commuting community, please write an email to email@example.com.