Sweet Commute

A sweet commute. However you are getting there

Quick Guide to Minimalist Running Shoes

I’ve been a ‘minimal shoe’ runner for over a decade now. Minimalist shoes seem to go through a peak and decline cycle over the years. Mainstream running shoe manufacturers never seem to quite nail it in their attempts at producing minimalist or ‘barefoot’ shoes. This has given opportunities for the likes or XeroShoes and more recently (for a bargain running shoe) Saguaro* to produce a more minimal shoe. Minimalist running shoes offering a stark contrast to the traditional, heavily cushioned running shoes and an escape from the ‘carbon plate everywhere’ marketing.

Organise your race medals with LEDK

We don’t often promote a specific product, however the wall mounted Race Medal organsers from LEDX Running caught our eye a week or two back. A good quality metal wall mounted rack for all your (well up to 32!) of your event finishers medal collection. They have a number of designers for running and multisport, so now is a great time to get those medals out from the drawers and boxes and create your own tribute to getting out there and doing it!

Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run – 32km event – 3 October 2020

Brief History. Everyone seems to quote this passage which is so very real about the event course – “The course is set on private land and includes trails by windswept beaches, native forest, waterfalls, river gorges and stunning coastal farmland”. See some photos at the bottom of this article. Bib Collection. Very smooth from the Napier War Memorial Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier. Race Order. The event is organised into five categories.

Taupō Marathon – Half Marathon Event – 2 August 2020

Brief History. The Taupō Marathon event is one of New Zealand’s longest-running events which saw the addition of the full marathon in 2015. Bib Collection. Very smooth from the Great Lake Centre in the middle of Taupō township. Race Order. The event is organised into five categories. Marathon Half Marathon 10k 5k Kids Dash The Half Marathon Course. The Half marathon event is an out and back course that starts and finishes at the Tongariro Domain (Great Lake Centre).

GJ Gardner Maraetai Half Marathon – 15 March 2020

Brief History. The GJ Gardner Maraetai Half Marathon is now in its third year and is the fourth race in the Auckland Half Marathon Series 2020/21. Bib Collection. The race bibs for this event were mailed out by snail post – which although such a simple thing is such a great stress reliever on race day. Race Order. The event is organised into four race distance categories by different coloured race bibs.

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays – 8 March 2020

Brief History. The Round the Bays event was started in** **1972 (now in its 48th year) by the Auckland Joggers Club and was organised by Colin Kay and Eric Woods. On the 17th March, 12,000 participants showed up for the inaugural event, which has now become New Zealand’s largest fun run. Bib Collection. Very smooth once you find the place just off to the side of Victoria Park or on the day at the Information tent on Tangihua street which would be easier to find.

Things that came to mind on a forced commute home x3

Sometimes life can throw you a curveball and plans don’t work out. I found myself having to walk home the other day as my car was in the shop and my son, who was picking me up after work had his start time for work change. So I ended up having to walk the commute home. No big deal I thought, it’s only 5 or 6 kilometres (3.1 – 3.7 miles) from work to home, so shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

Stand Up Biking – A different way to commute.

Part 1 – Elliptical Bikes are out of the Gym and onto the streets, footpaths and trails. Elliptical Bikes have been on the market now for a decade. The elliptical bike comes in two distinct different stride motions. One gives you a compact or short stride motion, while the other gives you a long stride. The other big difference is some models are two wheels while some are three-wheeled – like the three-wheeled trike bikes of the past or possibly even your childhood.

Can I run or cycle to work every day?

Running or cycling to work each day may seem contrary to the advice found in most training plans. Running or cycling to work each day can have many health and fitness benefits if approached the right way. Should I run or cycle every day? Running or cycling every day is achievable. You need to consider whether you want to, or if it is logistically possible. Check your motivation for your running or cycling commute.

How to run with your phone and keys.

Running with your phone is a great way to keep in touch with everyone, and is excellent in the case of an emergency. Maybe you enjoy listening to music for extra motivation, but running with your phone in your hand can be awkward at the best of times. If your hands get very sweaty, it makes it a mission to swipe your phone to do anything. The worst issue is, of course, accidentally dropping your phone, and we all know what the outcome will be if that happens, and it’s not pretty.

How to stop your glasses from fogging up?

One of the worst things about having to wear glasses is if they fog up while you wear them. Quite common if you go between different temperature environments. When we are commuting to work the first steps outside or into the office building can cause our glasses to fog in an instant. We’ve all had the glass fog when we’ve opened the oven door or steamy dishwasher only to fog up our glasses in an instant.

Unicycling to work. The ultimate commute?

If two wheels are too difficult to transport and store for your work commute, join the growing number of single wheel Unicycle commuters. Can I Unicycle to work? Short answer, yes! Unicycles can go anywhere that two wheels can go. While unicycles appear mechanically simple – they are! A little careful thought is needed to choose the correct unicycle for your commuting needs. What are the benefits of unicycling to work?

How do I choose the right sock?

With so many running shoe options available, it’s easy to forget about the importance of right sock. It is just as important to choose the right sock as it is to choose the right shoe. Socks chosen well will give you excellent comfort and help prevent blisters. Don’t make buying your socks an afterthought. There are so many different brands, thicknesses, padding, types of cuts to choose from it’s essential to take some time and select a sock that is going to be right for you.

Which Petzl headlamp for running or cycling to work

Petzl has a long history of quality and reliable products for recreation, sports and professionals. Petzl produces a range of headlamps suited to runners and cyclists, whether on their work commute or out on the trail. Petzl’s journey, which ultimately led them to become one of the leading headlamp manufacturers began in 1936. Within the current lineup, it is a tough choice to determine the best PETZL headlamp for running or cycling to work.

Beginners guide to Lime Scooters

Most disruptive technologies create a swirl of criticism and praise. The invasion of Lime scooters into our congested cities is no exception. With an inspired combination of mobile software, GPS and a real problem to solve., Lime or a descendant technology of Lime is here to stay. Are approaches such as Lime part of the congestion solution to our growing Cities? Lime Scooters Key facts Dockless, micro battery-powered scooter transport option Currently deployed in over 100 Us Cities and over 27 Cities Worldwide Designed for last-mile transport in Cities $1 unlock charge per trip $0.

How to Commute to work by bike

Plan a better way to get to work. Avoiding congestion and saving some dollars have the added bonus of improving fitness and health. Cycling is worth approximately $6.2billion to the US economy, with a growing adult participation rate. Becoming part of the commuting club makes you part of a wider and growing community of non-recreational cyclists. Make sure you have the right plans and essential commuting gear in place to own your next trip to work.

Everything you need to know before buying an electric bike (e-bike)

Electric bikes are taking the busy city by storm. E-bikes are the almost perfect combination of speed, cost and convenience to escape the congestion on your trip to work. Read on as we explore everything you need to know before buying an e-bike. Electric bike summary Range is the wrong comparison tool to use when comparing electric bikes Know the simple math tip to compare battery capacities easily Think carefully before buying an e-bike with a proprietary styled battery pack Use some simple battery care tips to get the most out of your investment Know if there are any legal limits on the maximum power rating of your electric bike motor in your State or Country Check the componentry, look for a quality brand name on the components (Bosch for example) rather than generic or re-badged components.

Runners Issue – The dreaded “Chafe”.

A common issue for many runners – chaffing. Severe chaffing is known as friction burn. You’ve just had a great run maybe the best one in a while or perhaps the longest in ages. You get home and dive into that post-run shower and straight away you are hit with that burning sting – OUCH. Preventing the chafe in the first place is the best way to go here. Common areas for chaffing.

Coping with depression – Will running help?

For those of us who are living with depression and anxiety, running can help relieve the effects of this mental illness. Which is why many people now say, “Running is my therapy“. Studies have shown that aerobic exercise can be as effective as antidepressants in treating mild to moderate depression. The main form of treatment for depression has been and is still currently medication and psychotherapy, but there is a growing trend for another and third type of treatment – exercise.

Runners Issue – The dreaded “Side Stitch”

What is the stitch? This familiar runner affliction has a few common names – side stitch, stitch in the side, side ache, side cramp, side crampie, side sticker, muscle stitch, stomach cramp, subcostal pain, or simply the stitch. More technically it is known as exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP). It is normally a pain in either side of your abdomen below your ribs, this can vary from cramping, aching, pulling to a sharp stabbing pain.