About once a week, I run the approximately 10 miles from my apartment in northern Manhattan to my office building in midtown. The way I see it – taking the subway and then walking to the office takes nearly an hour. When I run to the office, it only takes about 25 minutes longer than that. It’s really a win-win situation – I can bypass the morning subway stress, get in a good, long mid-week run, and minimize my carbon footprint while I’m at it.
Here’s how I do it:
The day before: Bring clothes, shoes, snacks, etc. and lock in desk drawer
The morning of:
- 6:15am – alarm goes off, make coffee
- 6:30am – stretch, check email, get dressed
- 7:15am – leave my apartment (I stash my work ID, metrocard, money, and my keys in the pockets of my running jacket/tights)
- 8:50am – arrive at my office, retrieve bag of work clothes from desk, and head to the gym
- 9:00am – shower and change at my gym (only 2 blocks from office!)
- 9:30am – arrive at my desk, ready to start the day!
Here’s a screenshot map of the route I run (~10 miles):
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