Category Archives: Training

Ultramarathon Foods

I wrote this blog post a long time ago (2013) and have deciced to call is ‘Endurance Foods’ it was a brain dump of foods that i’ve used to get through ultramarathons over the last few years. What I find … Continue reading

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Interview with Natural Hero

Name: Mark Cooper Hometown: Edinburgh Sports: Running, cycling, rowing, anything outdoors really. Achievements: To me, my biggest achievement has to be completing my first ever 10k race back in 2007, I had just given up a 20 a day smoking habit and … Continue reading

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I am running again!

I got my running mojo back! I ran the Highland Fling Ultra in April 2012 and since them I haven’t run another race, I made this decision on purpose, in three years I ran nearly 9,000 miles and when my … Continue reading

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Homemade Energy Bars

Back in April I decided to make my own energy bars for the Highland Fling Ultra. They were amazing and since then I have been asked to share the recipe by a lot of people, so here it is. Peanut … Continue reading

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Motivational Speaking

Earlier in 2012 I gave a presentation to 350 people at the annual Scottish Night of Adventure, hosted by Alastair Humphreys. Hope you enjoy the video…

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Coping with Extreme Heat & Dehydration

Today I have the pleasure of posting a guest article by Mark Lyons, or on twitter as @runner786  I have followed Mark on Twitter for a good while now and find his level of knowledge in so many disciplines very … Continue reading

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ASICS Gel Cumulus 13 – REVIEW

Asics Gel Cumulus 13 – Runner – Mark Cooper Size – 8 Weight – 335 Grams Style – Neutral The Asics Cumulus 13 is a great shoe which is relatively lightweight for a shoe with such fantastic cushioning. I do … Continue reading

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Ultramarathon Foods

I have been drawing up a list of Ultramarathon foods. These are things that I like to eat when running long distances. There is quite a bit of information out there on this subject but I personally find it confusing … Continue reading

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Half Marathon & Full Marathon Training Plans

I have been working on some training plans for my website, they are now live. We have to date half marathon and full marathon plans for every possible target and level of runner. There is even a “how to get … Continue reading

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Free Race Entries & Fuel for You’re Training – Please RT & Share

This is an exciting day for me…. I have three great prizes to give away, this competition will run in conjunction with the launch of my new website. http://www.runwithmark.com On my site you can keep up to date with my … Continue reading

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Plans for 2012

I cant believe its been so long since my last post, life has been pretty hectic recently, I bought a house with my Girlfriend, it has been undergoing major renovation work, we are four months into it and still not … Continue reading

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Ultramarathon Training Plan

Before the d33 Ultra this year I was sitting having breakfast before the start of the race and got chatting to a few fellow runners who were enjoying their pre race meal. After the race I found out that one … Continue reading

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The Trip to Remember

I opened my email last week to find one sitting in there from Australian Ocean rower and all round inspiration Margaret Bowling It was entitled, “Last call for Applications.” I opened it curiously to find that it was a call for … Continue reading

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D33 Ultra Report

I had headed up to Aberdeen on the Friday at around lunchtime with my Friend Rhona. We made the journey from Edinburgh to Aberdeen quickly and settled into a nice hotel called the Inn at the Park Hotel, conveniently around … Continue reading

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Diet Tips for Endurance Athletes

Half Marathon? Full Marathon? Ultramarathon training? The aim of this post is to give guidance on what the best plan of action might be to keep yourself properly fueled for your training needs. I hope you enjoy reading, please share this on … Continue reading

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Interview with runner Vanessa Buckle (10 marathons in 10 days)

I met Vanessa via her twitter account http://www.twitter.com/vanessabuckle   I was instantly drawn to her because we have both suffered the loss of a parent. Also due to the daunting challenge she has set herself in 2011, to run 10 … Continue reading

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2010 Review – A Year of Discovery

It is the end of 2010 and for many reasons the best year of my life. I thought about documenting this years events for my own records and decided that I may as well share it with you. I hope … Continue reading

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Interview with Nutritionist Ruth McKean

RUTH McKEAN Age – 34 years old    Hometown: I was born in Ireland but moved to Edinburgh when I was eleven so Edinburgh feels like my hometown.   Brief Bio – I have a degree in Sports Science & … Continue reading

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Running in the Snow – Doing it safely and its added Benefits

I enjoyed a long run along the Union Canal in the snow on Saturday. There is no better feeling than hearing the ice and snow crack beneath your feet as you motor along. I posted some pictures up about my … Continue reading

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10 Long distance cycling routes in the U.S.

These would be amazing to cycle, or run…….. http://tinyurl.com/23tytdd

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