Here’s my plan, more or less.

training plan

Since last check-in, I finished Week 5 and am starting Week 6.

Tuesday, David and I lifted weights at home for half an hour, focusing on arms. Wednesday I did the 60 minutes on a recumbent bike, mostly because I can read on my Kindle when I do it. I have to have my priorities, right? Thursday I ran 2 miles on Main St while hoping it wouldn’t rain. My average pace was 10:33 min/mile.

Saturday I ran the 4.5 miles on Main St in the evening. It was getting a little dark while I was finishing up, but we have decent streetlights. Well, there’s one darkish area, but it doesn’t last long and it’s on a residential road, so not too much traffic. After I got back I tested the SOS function on my watch. If I press the button continuously for I think it’s 5 seconds, it sends a text to David with a “Carol needs help” kinda thing and a link that opens a map showing where I am. It’s a nice reassurance, especially since I don’t usually carry my phone on runs. You can send a cancel message to if it turns out everything’s okay, a “fine now” kind of thing.


Sunday the dog and I went for a walk, a mile around the block.

Monday  was a nice day. I ran 3.67 miles with a pace of 11:36 min/mile and then did an ab workout for my 20-min SS. I’m thinking I might switch Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Wednesday’s the first day of school. Wednesdays I work 9-5, then we’re at the church 6:15 – 8:00. Spending another hour at the gym after that sounds a bit much when I want to hear how Amber’s day went. Yes, I know I could just get up early and workout before work, but I so hate mornings.

Readers’ Workouts is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog.

133.5 – Aug 12, 132.5 – Aug 19, 134 – Aug 26


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