At this point, I feel like it should be noted that while I can tell you on any given day what workout Hillary has given me, there is no secret workout. The secret is in putting the workouts together in a way that makes sense for me and building an overall program that gets me to my goals prepared. And if you want that specific Hillary magic, then you’ll probably have to hire her.
People always want to know what the secret is, what specific workout they should do, but everyone’s really doing the same workouts (more or less). So I don’t think one specific workout matters as much as you think it does. Not any one day. It’s all the days together that matter.
8:30 a.m. Wake up to Snoop pulling all the toilet paper down to cover his litter box. He has decided that since we use toilet paper when we go to the bathroom, he should too. Decide not to do anything about this. Stay in bed.
8:58 a.m. Get up. Eat Chobani yogurt-oatmeal-mixed nuts, look at my phone to see if there’s anything that needs responding, feed the boys and play with them, watch a little TV, get ready to ride.
9:57 a.m. Head out door to meet a friend to ride. Make it 100y down the road and realize the stupid computer isn’t recognizing the Powertap wheel again. Go back in, switch wheels.
10:06 a.m. Finally rolling. Meet friend a few minutes later and regroup.
10:20 a.m. Really start riding. She rides the first 25 miles or so with me. Then turns back for the shorter loop and I finish the rest by myself. 4:40 total, 72 miles. Steady pace, but sunny and tiring. Lots of potholes. Longer than I expected. Also requires more tapping the well that I expected. I eat: mint chocolate Clif bar, Z-bar, margarita shotblocks, gel, Luna Rica peanut butter/chocolate bar, one bottle of 300 calories or so, then lots of water.
3:09 p.m. Walk in the door. Not actually bad for that long a ride + bathroom stops and water bottle refills. Change clothes to run. (Unless the workout says get out the door ASAP or is a super short off-the-bike run, I usually take the time to change into running clothes, get some water, go to the bathroom. I find the emotional/mental break makes a huge difference, especially if you’re really struggling at the end of a long or hard ride.)
3:18 p.m. Run easy
3:52 p.m. Stop running, walk the last block to pick up car where we left it by the hotel. Stop at the market on the drive home and buy a Gatorade and a thing of sushi. Eat the sushi standing in line.
4:08 p.m. Home. Basically do the exhausted sit on the couch thing. Watch some basketball. Go through the mail. Drink the Gatorade and mostly fail to move much.
5:00 p.m. Finally shower and change. Make a snack — avocado toast with eggs.
5:20 p.m. Log workouts and blog. Just want to sit.
6:10 p.m. Get up to put on real clothes to head into the city, and make sure the boys have food.
6:20 p.m. Drive into the city to go to Steve’s cousin’s.
7:05 p.m. Party at her house. Eat many crackers and cheese and potato chips and hummus. And two beers. And at some point, I realize we’re not going to go get dinner, so I order a super steak burrito with guac & chips to be delivered to the party. It is fantastic.
11:50 p.m. Leave, because I am exhausted.
12:25 a.m. Home, play with boys and get ready for bed.
1:10 a.m. Sleep.