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Any 3rd shift people?(5 posts)

Any 3rd shift people?tmotz
Nov 11, 2002 6:28 PM
I've been on thirds for nearly a decade and find staying in shape diffcult.
Anybody else have this problem?
Has vitamins helped?
Do you ride before or after work?

Thanks in advance.
re: Any 3rd shift people?morkm
Nov 11, 2002 7:52 PM
Yeah, I too have been on nights for 5 years now. The first few years my working out and sleeping really suffered. I've found that by working out in the mornings when I get off of work and then running errands and the like, I can get a lot done. I usually try to get to sleep around noon and sleep until 7p or 8p. A completely blacked out bedroom is a requirement, as I'm sure you learned a long time ago.

Most of my co-workers go to sleep as soon as they get home in the mornings and then get up in the afternoon to workout and run errands. I tried this, but found it to be too hot most of the year for this to work for me (especially in summer), and now that we're in Daylight savings, it gets dark in the afternoon anyway.

So, my suggestion is to stay up after work and to do your workouts and errands in the morning. It's just like being a morning person, with the added bonus of getting to go to sleep around noon.

re: Any 3rd shift people?supercorsa
Nov 11, 2002 7:57 PM
i've worked a 6pm to 6am shift for over a decade now, and the best way i've found to stay in shape is year round commuting. ya gotta get to work anyway, right? thus goes my reasoning fwiw.

what do you guys do on the weekends?Fez
Nov 12, 2002 6:49 AM
family events, social obligations, church may usually be during the hours you sleep. does this get you out of wack?
I don't but have a riding friend who did.look271
Nov 12, 2002 6:41 PM
He would go home and sleep 'till noon or so and then ride/do errands untill late evening and then take a short nap before work. During the summer he was even able to do group rides that started around 6pm. He used to get a crap-load of miles in-4 to 5k a year. I work 2nds-easy to get miles in and sleep, if you don't mind riding alone (mostly).