Articles by Sarah Coope...

Cross training for cyclists

Cross training for cyclists

by Sarah Coope

Cross training involves training in more than one sport or activity to enhance performance in a particular sport. Its benefits include: Reduced risk of injury, adds variety to training, and improved all-round fitness.

Nutrition and hydration for races - up to 10 miles

Nutrition and hydration for races - up to 10 miles

by Sarah Coope

Sarah Coope gives practical advice on how to get it right for the big day - here the main priority is hydration, including avoiding alcohol.

Nutrition and hydration for races - general advice

Nutrition and hydration for races - general advice

by Sarah Coope

Planning your nutrition shouldn't start on race day. Sarah Coope gives general advice on how to get it right for the big day.

Nutrition and hydration for training runs

Nutrition and hydration for training runs

by Sarah Coope

Looking at the nutritional needs of training at an anaerobic pace (ie. so you are out of breath). Examples of this type of training could be hill runs and power/speed sets - or a run where you have gone out with a purpose in mind eg. to run within a challenging time goal.

Nutrition and hydration for easy runs

Nutrition and hydration for easy runs

by Sarah Coope

Follow a few simple guidelines for preparing for your run from a nutritional perspective you will maximise your comfort and enjoyment during the run, find it easier to recover and be better prepared for your next session.

Amenorrhoea and menstruation

Amenorrhoea and menstruation

by Sarah Coope

Amenorrhoea (the cessation of menstruation) can be caused by insufficient calorie intake, a low body fat percentage (under 17%), stress, or a heavy training schedule without sufficient rest. There are a number of areas to look at when treating it.

Pregnancy and running

Pregnancy and running

by Sarah Coope

Running and keeping fit during pregnancy can help to alleviate the side effects of pregnancy such as swollen ankles, constipation, excess weight gain, and general aches and pains.

Personal safety

Personal safety

by Sarah Coope

Worried about running on your own or in the dark? Sarah Coope offers some tips on keeping safe while running.

Cross training for runners

Cross training for runners

by Sarah Coope

Sarah explains how cross training in other sports could improve your running.

Cross training for beginner runners

Cross training for beginner runners

by Sarah Coope

Sarah Coope explains how replacing a few of your more gentle weekly runs with other exercise such as a gentle bike ride, long walk in the country or swim can enhance your running training.

Nutrition and hydration for races - 10 to 20 miles

Nutrition and hydration for races - 10 to 20 miles

by Sarah Coope

At this distance you need to focus on maintaining energy levels as well as staying hydrated. Sarah Coope gives practical advice on how to get it right for the big day.

Nutrition and hydration for races - 20 miles to marathon

Nutrition and hydration for races - 20 miles to marathon

by Sarah Coope

For races this long nutritional planning is a must! Sarah Coope gives practical advice and tips on recovering from 'hitting the wall' or 'bonking'

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