I’m Sarah Dudek and I am an RRCA Certified Marathon/Endurance Coach and ACE Certified Health Coach. As a former competitive professional figure skater I have a love for overall health and physical fitness. My passion for physical activity and health and wellness has poured over into my career and even into my relationships.
As a running coach I have worked with athletes of all levels from those who are just starting out, through setting PR’s and Boston Qualifiers.
To date I have created training plans and helped over 500 runners and run/walkers to complete full marathon. Hundreds of others have finished half marathons and other distances. I have created training plans and worked with runners who have completed the Chicago Marathon, New York City Marathon, Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, Dallas Marathon, the Des Moines half and full marathons, the Portland Marathon, Marine Corps, Big Sur, Toronto Lake Front Marathon, several Disney and Rock & Roll half marathons, the Chicago Spring 13.1, as well as many others.
I myself have completed dozens of races from 5K’s to the marathon distance and have twice qualified for the Boston Marathon. I have also received multiple age group and overall wins at various distances. In addition, I was named one of the 28 Great Running Coaches in the Great Lakes Area by ekneewalker.com.
As a Health Coach, I am trained to work not only with athletes but also with at risk populations to help achieve a healthier lifestyle through behavior modifications, physical fitness, and healthy eating.
My husband Rock and I run a sports program in Chicago, NYC and other Midwest locations where we teach group sports classes to children. Rock and I often work together with athletes to ensure that everyone receives customized and individualized training. We are also the proud parents of a toddler, Mary and our newest addition Lucy.
When I am not running or helping others find a way to incorporate running or other forms of fitness into their lives, I love to be in the kitchen cooking and baking. I love eating just about as much as I do working out. I enjoy finding ways to create healthy twists on my favorite indulgences.