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So I run to work about 3.6 km each way so just over 7 km a day. I work from home alot so only do this 2-3 times a week.
I find it a great way to increase my weekly mileage and it makes my journey to work easier and shorter.
Problem is I need to carry a backpack, it needs to have a change of clothes for work a laptop, iPad, and a few other bits. I weighed it and its about 7 kg give or take half a kilo.
Now I run at an average pace with my backpack of about 4:35-4:50 min/km and I run with a fore foot strike.
It's all pavement running and I wear well cushioned shoes, my worry is that I have heard that this might cause extra strain on my back and knees, but worse it could have a detrimental impact on my running form.
I would rather run without it but that would mean giving up running to work. Does anyone have any insight into this, would I be better off just going to the gym after work?
Its so nice using the wasted time of commuting to get in some extra mileage.