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Running Happy is a blog about running, exploring the countryside and eating some rather tasty vegan food. I started the blog as a way of keeping a record of my progress as I trained for my first half marathon (the Great Birmingham run in October 2014). As well as writing race reports, recipes, food and kit… Continue Reading

Bournemouth Training: Week 5

Bournemouth Training: Week 5

Another early start for speed work on Monday, this time hill repeats. There were quite a few people out and about, including a lost HGV driver that I had to direct and a rather handsome looking fox who crossed my hill as I was running up it. My repeats consisted of running uphill repeats for…

Bournemouth Training: Week 4

Bournemouth Training: Week 4

Something strange is happening to me. I was up at 6.30am for my run on Monday. I have never ran that early in my life. And not only that, I was up early for speedwork! This week saw the temperatures rise to 34 degrees C and on Monday morning as I left my house it…

Bournemouth Training: Week 3

Bournemouth Training: Week 3

It seems that the south of England is starting to get our summer weather! It was quite a warm one this week. The week started with my early Monday up and run before work, this time a tempo run. 10 minutes warm up followed by 1 minute tempo, 1 minute easy for another 10 minutes….