For some, running to and from work is the highlight of their working days. You can log kilometers on your Strava while clearing your mind for the day ahead, or to come home feeling happy and healthy.
However, you can't merely get dressed in your work clothes and begin running. The right preparation, equipment, and post-run cleansing are required.
Here are the top 3 tips for running to work.
1. Post-run shower.
Ideally, you will have a shower at work, but not all employers are so kind. You could either:
- Join the local gym or pool to get access to their facilities
- Shower in a can, a product that you rub on and all the oils and dirt evaporates away
- Give your coworker's nose pegs
2. Get a running backpack.
The right backpack is essential.
It turns out runner Kirill Noskov got sick and tired of being unable to find a backpack that carried his clothes from home to the office while keeping them free of wrinkles so, he invented IAMRUNBOX.
It killed it on Kickstarter and appeared to be going very strong.
3. Don't overdo it.
If you live 10-20km away and you've never run more than 3km, maybe run 3km and get the bus or train for whatever remains.
Check out the half-marathon programs here for an idea on how to build up your running volume.