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Using running to commute to work is often an essential part of an ultra runners training plan, because often it is the only way that they can fit the mileage in around their job.
It is therefore no bad thing to have a thread in which to discuss it.
I work in a running shop which requires me to be on my feet. I am able to use this to my advantage, as standing for five hours in the middle of a long training run is a very good way to replicate the "tired legs feel" that you get towards the end of an ultra. If I run 7 miles to work, work my shift, then run 20 miles home, it is much harder than running 27 miles in one go. If I do the latter the next day it feels like light relief.
A few comments about kit.
running to work with your work cloves in your running pack is a very good way to get accustomed to it. Finding a jacket that is light enough to fit into an 18 litre running pack, but still warm enough for winter is a challenge. The Montane Prism jacket is the best that I have found so far.
Please share your thoughts.