10K ON THE HORIZON: LAINEY

I came back from the mountains two weeks ago along with the Jack Russells. Kiki and Beanie where we have been skiing all winter. Yep, even the dogs who come ski touring in the spring. They follow in our tracks when there's powder, loving the chase as we ski down. Usually it's around a three to four hour hike and ski so they're pretty fit. And I think I am, too. But ski fit is not the same as run fit - my thighs still ache when I start running again!

Siggy, meanwhile, has been training in the gym and doing fit camp during the winter. Again, she's fit but hasn't run for a few months. So, for both of us, it's time to put on the trainers and get some miles in. Also the Jacks (minus the trainers).

For extra incentive, we've entered the Worthing 10K on June 5th. Last year, I only managed a mile as my heart rate was over 175 and this was when I knew something was wrong physically. Indeed, going to the doctor, I discovered I had an overactive thyroid and started on medication (carbimazole). One year later and my dosage is down, my heart rate is normal and, fingers crossed, my running's back on track. Except, of course, I'm a year older - and 8 minute mile pace now feels like a sprint!

 

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