faptacular
Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/15/2009 10:15PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Anybody have a job where you're standing/walking for most of the day? How does it affect your running?
Rocafella
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/15/2009 10:28PM - in reply to faptacular Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
kind of. in the summer time i work 40-45hrs a week where i'm on my feet all but my break which is about 15 minutes a day. it sucks and your legs are f***ing tired/hurt all the time but you can still get up in the miles. i got up to 105. its do-able
British Dream
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/15/2009 10:38PM - in reply to faptacular Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Personally, I wear barefoot type shoes at work. The running shoes later in the day feels so much better.
..fdsfae
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/15/2009 11:18PM - in reply to British Dream Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
mcdonald's. shit made didn't hurt my running it just made me want to stab a lot of people and take meds.
resturant manager
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/15/2009 11:45PM - in reply to ..fdsfae Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
On my feet probably 90% of the time. Work 7-9 shifts most weeks (about 7 hours a shift). No breaks, 50% of the time in our non-air conditioned kitchen or on the deck in the heat (live in the south). Running between 50-60 mpw right now.

I'm all right most of the time I do get tired when working double shifts. When that happens usually need 10 or 11 hours of sleep. The running helps me work without getting tired, the working makes it hard to run sometimes. I am not fast, so work comes 1st. Coffee is a must.
nightwalker
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/16/2009 12:22AM - in reply to faptacular Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
i am on my back all day
pittsburgher
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/16/2009 7:42AM - in reply to nightwalker Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm on my feet most of the day. I'm a waiter. The kitchen is in the basement, and the restaurant above is 2 floors of tables. I run to/from work, it's about 6 miles each way.

I usually run up and down the stairs when needed, and hustle as much as I can. Somedays I run home at 2 AM with ove $200 stuffed in my backpack.

I sleep like a rock.
Flagpole
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/16/2009 7:54AM - in reply to faptacular Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

faptacular wrote:

Anybody have a job where you're standing/walking for most of the day? How does it affect your running?


Not now, but I used to be a teacher (at different times both kids and adults) and I was on my feet the vast majority of the day and I still ran. I actually run much less now than then. It's doable. Sitting on your butt all day is much worse.
Two Legs to stand on
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/16/2009 8:00AM - in reply to faptacular Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I used to - and it would feel like I was trashing my legs and I would wonder how the hell I would continue training.

The muscles must be used differently though, because even after a day of work on my feet, with my legs feeling wiped, they'd feel fine once I got running...this was with jobs over the summer when I would be putting in base work for college cross...I was on my feet for most of the 8 hours work shift, but was putting in 100-120 mpw in doubles.

So don't worry about it.
track chick
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/16/2009 8:21AM - in reply to Two Legs to stand on Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I waitressed and coached athletics full time as summer jobs and they actually seemed better for my running than what I do now (research) which is almost 100% based at a desk. Having said that I never went over 40 hours in either of the standing jobs.
standingup
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/16/2009 8:51AM - in reply to faptacular Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I've worked some summer jobs where I was on my feet most of the day. My legs usually felt bad at work, but If I was able to go home and relax for awhile before I ran I would usually feel pretty good. I don't think it made too much of a difference. Heck, it may even be preferable to sitting all day.
RedsoxFAN
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/16/2009 9:33AM - in reply to pittsburgher Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

pittsburgher wrote:

I'm on my feet most of the day. I'm a waiter. The kitchen is in the basement, and the restaurant above is 2 floors of tables. I run to/from work, it's about 6 miles each way.

I usually run up and down the stairs when needed, and hustle as much as I can. Somedays I run home at 2 AM with ove $200 stuffed in my backpack.

I sleep like a rock.

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That is stud territory. Stud. Running home at 2AM with cash?
Stud.

Running 6 mi to work, running all day AT work, and then running the 6 back?
stud.
Vivid Guy
RE: Does anyone have a job where you're on your feet all day? 4/16/2009 10:36AM - in reply to faptacular Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm an adult film actor ( not gay ), so it just depends on the scene we are filming.