I’m Sarah Dudek and I am an RRCA Certified Marathon/Endurance Coach and ACE Certified Health Coach.   As a former competitive and 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 life!

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 marathons, first 5k’s, and everything in between.  I have worked with runners to finish the Chicago Marathon, New York City Marathon, Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, Dallas Marathon, Des Moines half and full marathons, Portland Marathon, Marine Corps, Big Sur, Toronto Lake Front Marathon, several Disney and Rock & Roll half marathons, the Chicago Spring 13.1, Grandma’s Marathon as well as many others.  I even work with triathletes!

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 two beautiful little girls, Mary and 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 enjoy eating just about as much as I do working out, and like to find ways to create healthy twists on my favorite indulgences.

I’d love to hear from you!


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  1. I have a feeling your blog might help me get through my first full marathon so thank you in advance! I shall definitely be following! If you want to keep up with my attempt, which I’m guessing will be the complete opposite to yours 😳 I would be one happy runner! L.

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  3. Howdy ~ I hope you don’t mind, but I have at times referred some people to your blog (Yes, You Are A Runner) … because I think it is one of the most motivating and awesome encouraging and inspiring blogs. I really want to thank you for writing that.

  4. Hi! I have become addicted to your blog posts, thanks so much for your regular and interesting content! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, hope you don’t mind. Check it out here: http://lifesansgod.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/versatile-blogger-and-liebster-awards/. Also, I while back I featured you on a weekly roundup here: http://lifesansgod.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/weekend-roundup/ (wasn’t sure if you saw it). Anyhow, keep the post coming 🙂

  5. I’ve got a question or two for you, and was wondering if I could shoot you an email to ask. Couldn’t find an email address on the site, so would you mind sending me one when you have a minute? Thanks!

    dizruns @ gmail {dot} com

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  7. New subscriber. I can tell im going to get a lot of positivity and motivation from your blog! I am basically attempting to start running again from square one. Its been discouraging and frustrating, but I want to really give it a good go.

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