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What's your ride / work schedule like?

Old 03-07-11, 08:09 PM
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What's your ride / work schedule like?

If you work a day job with consistent hours, do you get up early and get your ride in? Ride to work? Ride after work? Cool enough boss to let you skip out for 2 hours in the middle of the day?

Always curious how others juggle this stuff.
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Old 03-07-11, 08:14 PM
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Weekday: Walk to work, work, walk home at lunch, eat, walk back to work, work, walk home after work, go for bicycle ride, do a bit of housework type stuff, rest and relax, sleep.
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Old 03-07-11, 08:20 PM
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Work schedule: 7 am - 3:30 pm. I do have some days where I don't get out of the office at the normal time, but most days leave plenty of time for an after work ride. And next week add another hour of sunlight - yahoo.
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Old 03-07-11, 08:22 PM
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Wake-up 0500 workout, shower & drive to work 0730, work 0800-1730ish , ride/spin/workout until 1930, 2000 eat, read bible 2130 & go to bed 2200. I am a geographic bachelor right now so no impact by my kids 21, 17 & 14 1/2 years old. LMAO. I will have to modify my workout schedule when I retire from the military next year.
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Old 03-07-11, 08:22 PM
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I work 12-8 M-F, In the summers I'm usually out on the road by 6am and manage get 4 hours in.
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Old 03-07-11, 08:26 PM
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Lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-07-11, 08:32 PM
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Ride to work, 15km
Ride home from work, 15-40km, depending if I make it longer
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Old 03-07-11, 09:02 PM
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I can't ride to work since I need my car at work (unfortunately).
I work (typically) 9am-5pm. But my work schedule tends to be erratic so my workout schedule has to be flexible.
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Old 03-07-11, 09:27 PM
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Ride to work (3 miles) work from 8-4:30, then ride from 4:30 to 7:30 or so.

This however was last year. This year my wife would like to see me home much sooner so we can eat together and play with our dogs together...

With the days soon getting longer how can I make this work. I don't want to come home eat dinner at 600 or so, then go ride on a full stomach.

Going into work earlier isn't a viable option, mainly because leaving early is looked down upon.

How bout' this QUIT MY JOB!!! I'm sure the wife will love that!
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Old 03-07-11, 09:33 PM
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I ride my bike to work, unless it's pouring, which is about 25 miles round trip. That's actually how I began cycling, purely as commute. I also have class one day a week to which I usually ride, and I like going for just a pleasure type longer ride on my true day off, but just as often I'll have things to do.
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Old 03-07-11, 10:05 PM
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I work as a video game developer. Anyone familiar with software types knows the hours are typically something like 10am-7pm or later. I typically get into work around 8am, ride from 11am-1pm, take a shower and have a quick lunch at my desk, and leave around 7ish or so. I do this 3-4 days per week and ride one day of the weekend.

My boss and many coworkers are soccer nuts and play during lunch. I'm lucky in that many of the leaders of the company are serious sports fans. Boss told me he'd rather me ride during lunch when it's daylight than after work when it gets dark earlier and I could get hit by a car. Riding during lunch is cool because it refreshes me for the rest of the day. Also, when I come home, I'm pretty much done for the day; don't have to leave the house again to work out.

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Originally Posted by livedinbars View Post
If you work a day job with consistent hours, do you get up early and get your ride in? Ride to work? Ride after work? Cool enough boss to let you skip out for 2 hours in the middle of the day?

Always curious how others juggle this stuff.
I am the boss at work. I take the bike with me to work on the back of my car and usually ride for about an hour and a half during lunch...then eat luch at the desk. If it's a quiet day, two hours...busy day, no ride.
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Old 03-07-11, 11:49 PM
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8 am - Drive home from work
9 am - Go to bed
1 pm - Wake up
2 pm - Ride
5:30 pm - Eat dinner
6 pm - Back to bed
10 pm - Wake up
10:30 pm - Drive to work
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Old 03-08-11, 12:21 AM
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M-F, get up by 5am, try to get four ~16 mile morning rides in during the week, start work by 8:30am or so. Some days I'll ride to work, ~15 miles each way.

Saturday/Sunday, get up whenever I get up, usually no later than 8am and try to get 25-50 miles in each day.
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Old 03-08-11, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by RacerOne View Post
8 am - Drive home from work
9 am - Go to bed
1 pm - Wake up
2 pm - Ride
5:30 pm - Eat dinner
6 pm - Back to bed
10 pm - Wake up
10:30 pm - Drive to work
As much as I personally don't like the idea of 3rd shift hours for me, I really like the idea of those mid-day rides you're doing.
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Old 03-08-11, 12:27 AM
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No job.

35-125 miles a day, depending on the mood, six days a week.

Quads are fatter than wallet.
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Old 03-08-11, 01:20 AM
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Sunday to Friday:
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8:00 am - Wake up
8:30 am - Go riding
10:00 am - Shower
10:30 am - Work
6:00 pm - Go swimming
7:00 pm - Strength training
8:00 pm - Go back to work
11:00 pm - End work
11:30 pm - Read BF, clean, mark papers, etc.
1:00 am - Go to sleep

Saturday:
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11:00 am - Wake up
12:00 pm - Go riding
3:00 pm - Chill
1:00 am - Go to sleep

Being a grad student sucks.
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Old 03-08-11, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by dwhitlow View Post
As much as I personally don't like the idea of 3rd shift hours for me, I really like the idea of those mid-day rides you're doing.
During the winter / cold, it does work out good, I get the lightest warmest part of the day normally.
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Old 03-08-11, 03:20 AM
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3:45 - 4:00 am Wake up
4:30-5:00 Start ride
6:00-6:30 end ride
7:30 t0 4:00 work
9:00-10 go to sleep.
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Old 03-08-11, 03:42 AM
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10am- wake up
10-11- read news, eat breakfast
11-12- listen to music, maybe go for a walk
12-2- a bit o' programming, lunch
2-6- ride
6pm-2am- hang out, eat dinner, program, read, etc
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Old 03-08-11, 04:20 AM
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Strength training M - F 5:15 - 6:00. Work 6:30 / 7 to 4. Rides (spring through late fall) 4 to 5/5:30. Weekends I ride whenever& what ever I can get in. Winter time rides- 8 or 9:00 PM on the trainer for an hour. I usually throw some running in as well to keep up with adventure racing I like to do for fun.
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Old 03-08-11, 04:57 AM
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Work shift patterns so a bit erratic for me.
Generally just ride during the weekends or after dropping the kids off at school and before starting work sometimes.
Planning on commuting a few days a week when it gets a bit lighter
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Old 03-08-11, 06:03 AM
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I used to work support for a financial infrastructure. Basically 7A-11P work, Su-F, with breaks to drive to/from office (60-90 min each way) on M-F. Sun I'd be "on call" or doing stuff but spent literally hours waiting for stuff to happen (although they could have been done quicker, depending on circumstances). With these hours I managed to squeeze in some riding in the evening (45-60 min before driving home). I mainly rode the trainer, 12-2A or 12-1A, or I'd do a 2 mi loop in downtown Stamford CT. I'd typically ride 11P-1A if I did that, maybe 10P-midnight, stuff like that. I managed to stay competitive in the 3s during this time.

Now I work 8:00-5:30, M/Tu/Th/F/Sa.
In the winter it's 1 or 2 hours on the trainer 1-4 days a week. Summer is better:
M - 1.5 - 2 hr group ride
Tu - 1 hr warmup, 1 hr crit
We - this summer I'll be helping with the club TT series. Used to drive to a track (3hr drive each way, 2-3 hrs on the bike). If no TT then 2 hr group ride, maybe a long ride to another training race (5 hr ride to do 1 hr race if I leave a car there), etc
Th, Fr - usually off. Sometimes an hour on the trainer. Sometimes outside if it's extra nice out.
Sa - usually hour to loosen legs after work
Su - race
This is the most consistent schedule for me in many years, allowed me to upgrade to Cat 2.

I tried riding early in the morning - did 5A 2-3 hour rides consistently for a few months one year, tried 5:30-6A rides 1-1.5 hr rides at other times. I couldn't get effort levels high and spent the rest of the day exhausted. I'm much better training at 10P or 11P and going hard for an hour or two.
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Old 03-08-11, 06:32 AM
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I usually work from Monday through Thursday, 6AM to 4:30PM. I occasionally get a ride in during the week, but most of my rides are Friday through Sunday. Once the time changes I'll be able to get more rides in during the week. I also get lots of holidays and vacation time, so I try to work in rides during then as well.
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