Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Run-commute

Today I went Green and used my feet to commute to work instead of guzzling gas. My place of work is only 7 miles away, traveling on suburban and city streets. In order to get some more worthwhile distance however and make the commute more scenic, I planned out an 11.25 mile route that took me through Wickham Park and along the Charter Oak Greenway bike path (which is part of the East Coast Greenway.) This route also allowed me to get off the city streets and reduce the potential of getting run over. I took some pics along the way and comfortably made it to work in 1:32:19. So I'm confident my commute won't take any longer than an hour and a half in the future, as long as I don't stop to smell the roses. Here are a couple of pics from my run-commute:





Entering Wickham Park

Looking out to Hartford



Charter Oak Greenway

Along I-84



Arriving at work



My run-commute was prompted by my company opening up a sweet new health center conveniently close to my office area. So I now have a place to shower and change. All it took was a little planning and pre-positioning of clothes and the plan fell into place perfectly. I took the shorter, less scenic route home for a total of 18.25 miles today. Not bad for a Tuesday!

9 comments:

lauren said...

You're freaking awesome! Nice shots!

AnthonyP said...

That's so cool. There's no way I could do it - I have an hour communte by train as it is, then there is the whole finding a place to shower thing.

Bryon Powell at iRunFar.com did a piece a bit back about green commuting.

Marcy said...

That is so freeking cool! YOu gonna keep this up in the winter months? :P

jahowie said...

Very cool!! I work .1 miles away from my house, so it's not much a walk or run for me. :-)

The Lanfords said...

You're an animal - missing you as the days cool down and we think of apple picking and the change of the colors in New England. Give everyone hugs!! Anna

Nitmos said...

I wish I had something like that. To get to my work, I'd have to run down busy roads and then go through a section where I might be stabbed or, at least, step on a discarded hypodermic needle. No thanks.

Scott said...

Nitmos - Running through that rough section means you just have to run faster! :)

Lauren said...

Dude, you haven't blogged in a month.

Anonymous said...

eh... love this )