Any tips for a commuter wanting to run to work?

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Feb 2015
1:19pm, 11 Feb 2015
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They are dark blue and they are shorts (just very short shorts) not banana hammock jobs. Even I wouldn't do that! :-O
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Wine Legs
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How's it going into summer, run commuters?
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I am hoping to run commute again for the first time in a few months again tomorrow.

I live 16 miles from work in in-runnable roads so I drive to a local gym, run the 6 miles to work, shower/change (always leave as much at work as I can) and then get changed again at the end of the day to run back to my car. I pick up those clothes next day. I also often bring a spare t shirt/socks for running home in. Saves any issues of horrible kit. The shirts are usually fine.

Issues are I need multiple sets of shoes and, as I am suit/shirt etc it needs to be pretty well planned. Do-able though and a great way to get 12 miles in, with little impact on my wife/toddler time!

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9:16am, 25 Aug 2015
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Why do you need multiple sets of shoes? Leave your work pair at work, have your run/travel pair on when you're not at work.

It does take planning. I've got the "kit in on Monday" routine pretty well sorted now. My problem is when my plans change and I need to drive to a different site that morning. I usually get decent notice of this but I lack the organisational skill to remember to take that day's clothes back home with me.

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