Some of the benefits of running to work are obvious. You do your exercise on a journey that you have to do anyway, which means you do not have to sacrifice any free time to fit in a cardio. It also gives you precious time to free yourself from the irritations of a regular commute, whether it's packed public transport or the stress of navigating in a car, so you arrive in the evening in a quiet environment to work or home State of mind.
Your journey is also free, which is a nice bonus, but the real sin might be that it's actually faster to work than drive or take the bus. The fitness app Strava has compared its data on 4.6 million in 2018 runs recorded in the app with information on declining traffic speeds in cities to estimate that will drive in commuter traffic faster than with motor vehicles until 2020 , Commuters in London reach an average speed of 1
Mocking, if you will, but it's not so outlandish, as Strava has already stated that working on two legs is faster than road transport in certain parts of the UK. For example, the number 11 bus in London from Fulham to Liverpool Street is on average 8,7 km / h during busy periods.
Other cities in the UK where commuting can commute can be a faster option than taking the bus or driving Aberdeen and Belfast. The congestion in these cities slows down traffic in Aberdeen to just 7.7 km / h (7.7 km / h) on average and Belfast (5.3 km / h) in peak hours.
It is obvious if running shuttle is a valid option, let alone a faster one depending on the respective journey time. If you live in the countryside or have your home and work directly at subway stops on the same line in London, you probably will not be faster (though very fast guys may not agree).
However, the Strava data points to the fact that commuting in commuting may not give you as much time as you might think exercise in their day. Even if, for example, the run lasts 15 minutes longer, you are still ahead in the time line, if you otherwise have to use 30-45 minutes later for a self-contained workout. It is also worthwhile to do only part of your journey. If you start in a suburb but end up in the center of a city, the later stages of your journey may be faster on foot. It's definitely better than waiting to squeeze into a packed bus.