Amie Dworecki, B.S., M.A., MBA, is one of the few in the country to have obtained the RRCA’s highest Level 2 Certification as a Certified Distance Running Coach, which provides advanced training in performance distance running, coaching ultrarunners, optimal nutrition trends, injury prevention and much more. In addition, she is a Wellcoaches-Certified Wellness Coach and an ACE-Certified Fitness Instructor, as well as a former course instructor for the Indiana University School of Kinesiology/Exercise Science. Do not get her talking about running or health, unless you have an extra hour… or three!
A runner for over 28 years, her success in breaking three world records for running a marathon on each continent led her to become the second woman listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for such a feat. This included marathons that traversed Antarctica, Siberia, through the Andes Mountains in South America and the Sahara Desert, all via independent travel. She often jokes, “I did it before it was cool.”
She has also competed in extreme events such as Pike’s Peak Marathon in Colorado, which runs to 14,100 feet and back, as well as raced locations such as Death Valley, California.
She has placed in, won and broken course records in countless trail and road races in distances from 5K to the ultramarathon (races longer than the 26.2-mile marathon distance), despite the fact that only 20% of all ultra-distance runners are female. She runs everywhere from the Great Wall of China to the Inca Trail in Peru to the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. More traditionally, she has qualified for the Boston Marathon multiple times, as well as the Western States 100-mile ultramarathon.
In her off-season, Amie occasionally enjoys triathlons and other multi-sport events. She has completed the Mt. Taylor Quadrathlon, which covers 43 miles of biking, running, backcountry skiing and snowshoe-running to 11,400 feet and back. As a Cross- and Backcountry Skier, she finished the most difficult ski marathon in North America, the Birkebeiner 54-KM Nordic ski race.
She has previously been a certified personal trainer, swim coach as well as a group exercise instructor for over 20 years.
She also enjoys organic gardening, healthful cooking, rock climbing, kayaking, international travel and photography. She writes as a health journalist and technologist, exploring nutrition, positive psychology and mind/body science. She loves giving her clients the benefit of this depth of experience and knowledge through her coaching, as well encouraging others to succeed in running and life.
Your Running - Your Health
Specializing in Top Marathon and Ultra Running Performance and Your Best Health
A focused, holistic coaching approach provides a “whole person” view centered on YOU!
Get Run Coaching that soars above average to send you to the top in every way – because YOUR BEST RUNNING also gives you YOUR BEST LIFE! You get the benefits of extensive, science-backed study combined with years of experience working with distance runners just like you. Beyond just a training plan, you get a comprehensive, life-based perspective with a mind-body approach. Not only can life events outside of running have a large impact on how well you are able to train, but also, disruptions such as over-training, poor recovery practices, or nutrition inadequate for training can disturb the ability to live your best life. You get all the benefits and knowledge of this big picture view to obtain your individualized formula for your top running performance and optimal wellness.
Lifestyle Coaching finds your unique results to create a focused, optimized blueprint to permanently implement the holistic lifestyle changes that work for YOU and YOUR GOALS. You get the help you need to achieve the performance, and ultimately, the lifestyle of your dreams, such as optimizing weight and/or nutrition, strategies for your best exercise routines, achieving a balanced/organized life, truly enjoying life to the fullest and more. YOU are listened to and worked with – as a team – to guide you in in a goal-driven program that determines the best route to finally reach your personalized goals. Limited spaces available, contact for current availability.
This is why Running with Life’s programs go beyond the average “running coach”. Through them you get a comprehensive, performance-driven, “well run” lifestyle.
For the runner who wants more details
Our run training philosophies are based heavily on principles founded by the legendary Arthur Lydiard, also know as, “The Father of Modern Distance Running.” Although each athlete varies as to the method that is effective for them, “Miles are king,” with each workout having a purpose. Gradually building to a higher volume approach works well for distance runners. Running must be looked at in a long-term, periodized approach.
Speedwork is like a spice. Too much and it can overpower and ruin the flavor of the product. Too little, and the end result is bland, without much “kick”. The key is finding the amount that works for each athlete to maximize their performance.
We believe in putting complete and total focus into run training and above all, health. This is not a luxury, it is a choice. For example, many define an ultra-runner as someone who simply runs farther than 26.2 miles. Yet, it also means someone who is ultra-dedicated, ultra-focused and ultra-passionate about running. Arguably one of the greatest distance runners of all time, Haile Gebrselassie, has said, “I always tell young athletes the same thing, ‘Wherever you go, whatever you do, what must your top priority be? Running.” If you are able to apply focus plus consistency, you will be successful.
With additional professional fitness training certifications, we also believe that runners do best taking care of the details outside of running such as strength work, drills and core, proper nutrition and overall wellness. Olympic marathon runner Meb Keflezighi also shares this belief, and feels that tending to these “details” is what allowed him to have continued success into his 40’s.
Above all, we believe that everyone has a right to give themselves a healthy and fulfilling life. More than PR’s or winning races, we believe training is best when it is challenging but fun, and is prioritized into an overall lifestyle of health. It is optimized when the runner truly LOVES what they are doing.
Our mission is to help more people obtain optimal distance running performance and top health.
Run with Life… -Coach Amie