I just completed W6 R2 (YAY!) after my third 12 hour night shift and only 3 hours sleep. I’ve been itching to get out to attempt this run since Wednesday but my shift pattern (or lack there of) holds me back.
I tend to work nights every other week (usually three in a row) but don’t have an official shift pattern so could be working 2 days then one off then one in then nights... its pretty much whatever I’m given. My day shifts are 13 hours so I don’t run on work days anyway, but if I’m working nights I usually go a good 4 days between runs because I worry that a run will affect my already lacking sleep and I refuse to go before work.
So my question is... does anyone find that their shift patterns affect their running? By that I mean either how often you can go or the quality of your run. I know it doesn’t have to be religiously every other day but I’m feeling so good right now that I’d love to be able to do that!