Congratulations on your decision to start improving your lifestyle by running to work, and welcome to RunWork.net! This blog has everything you need to help you get started running to work. Guidance from existing runners and run commuting wannabes just like you, a step-by-step guide to preparing to run to work, and tips to help you get started with your first run to work are just some of the helpful things you’ll find here.
You are joining a worldwide community of people who run to work, either daily or a few times a week, and enjoy the benefits of doing so. Maybe you’ve decided to run to work because of suggestions from friends or family, or perhaps you’ve found an enthusiasm for running thanks to a popular running book like “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall or “Ultramarathon Man” by Dean Karnazes. Whatever your reason, millions of people run to work, and we’re here to help you get started on the road to run commuting.
I know that there’s a lot of content and information available to people online about how to get started as a runner, but very few places seem to put this into the context of running to work and building your runs into your daily workday routine. I lay out the tips you need to get started in an easy to understand, step-by-step process so you can hit the streets as soon as possible.
First, you’ll need to learn more about what’s involved in running to work. Depending on your circumstances, it can be a big move and takes a non-trivial amount of planning and preparation. But running to work can be an excellent way to fit exercise and cardio into your daily routine without dedicating much time to working out, and it really is worth a look.
After that, you need to consider whether running to work is right for you and your employer. You should realize that depending on your circumstances, the required preparation can vary dramatically, and the kind of job you have will make a difference to your planning. Some employers make life really easier for aspiring run commuters, while others have no interest or may actively discourage it! It’s important to figure out what your employer’s attitude will be and take the appropriate steps to keep them happy.
Overall, running to work is a fantastic way to improve your life and I can’t recommend it highly enough. You’ll enjoy a whole host of benefits, from the obvious to the unexpected: check out our page on benefits of running to work for a whole bunch of information!
To understand more about running to work, please take a look around the site and check out the blog – it is updated regularly. My article on how to get started running to work is a great place to begin.