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Expert Trail and Ultrarunning Coaching

Helping you prevent injuries and improve your training so you can reach your goals and feel amazing!

Train correctly, reach your race goal, and finish strong. Period.

Do you need help preparing for your trail or ultramarathon goal?

Maybe you don’t know how to train right for your event, you don’t have the support or accountability you need, or you’ve been injured and want to avoid that happening again.

For all these reasons, I developed Holistic Training to comprehensively help runners like you reach your massive goals.

It can help you train the right way and improve your trail and ultra performance so that instead of worrying, you can hit the start line feeling unstoppable.   

You can get a free strategy session to find out how to reach your goals for the experience of a lifetime.

-Coach Amie

Trail and Ultramarathon Coaching improves your Trail and Ultrarunning

Holistic Run Coaching helps you:

Remove confusion

You can focus on a clear path to success with less stress so you can reach your biggest goals.

Prevent injuries

Get all the bases covered so you prevent excess fatigue, aches, pains, or injuries.

Avoid training incorrectly

You can move forward with professional feedback and be prepared at the start

Bypass bad experiences

Knowing what to do holistically helps you improve your fitness in the ways that matter for performance.

Stop overtraining

(... or being under-prepared.) Holistic training emphasizes the things that make you both run and feel great.

Hi, I'm Coach Amie...

I’m Amie Dworecki – CEO and Head Running Coach for Running with Life.

Decades of working in coaching and training helped me learn how to overcome struggles and holistically improve my running performance to conquer the challenges of training for a sub-4 hour 50K, qualifying for the Western States 100-mile ultramarathon, and landing on the podium in multiple ultras.

So I started my coaching company with a mission to help runners reach their massive goals so they can feel great about their accomplishments.

This is me (Coach Amie) (without my dog Cody) in the Black Canyon Ultramarathon. I believe in making ultra-athletes as fit as they can be at the starting line with the right workouts at the right times.
This is me (Coach Amie) (without my dog Cody) in the Black Canyon Ultramarathon. I believe in making ultra-athletes as fit as they can be at the starting line with the right workouts at the right times.

Helping you get results like these:

Tom went from a self-described "slow and getting slower" to becoming a consistent top ultra racer, strongly completing an ultrarunning Grand Slam at age 50:

Thank you very much for getting me here. You have been spot on with adapting/adjusting to me and my running/training style and I could not be here right now without you... the training adjustments and race advice definitely saved me from myself. You are a GREAT COACH!
Trail and Ultrarunner Tom E. and her experience with Trail and Ultrarunning Coaching with Running with Life
Tom E

Faithe Set multiple PRs in her 50's:

I loved having the accountability to stick to the plan. I loved that Amie was able and willing to comment on efforts.... even if it was to say pull back a little.
She is very communicative and feedback is helpful. I loved not having to think about planning my next step, especially long runs, which was great.

I had very different goals and was able to reach them.

I PR’ed my 1/2, Full Marathon, and 24-hour races!
Trail and Ultrarunner Faithe A. and her experience with Trail and Ultra Marathon Coaching
Faith A.

Bill surpassed what he ever thought was possible:

I'm extremely happy having Amie for my coach. I have progressed way more than I could ever have imagined! Trail running has been life-changing for me, and I'm looking forward in anticipation to what the future holds! You will be in excellent hands with Aimee! She has the experience, training, and knowledge to help you reach your goal/goals! I would definitely recommend!
Trail runner Bill B. and his experience with Trail Running Coaching
Bill B.

What you get:

Your personal coaching calendar includes holistic strategies, workouts, tips, and milestones.

Sample Run Coaching Calendar

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
about Personal Run Coaching with The Stronger Ultra Program

Here’s precisely what you can expect when you set up a call:

After you sign up using the form below, you’ll get a reply to schedule a call within two business days. Please check your SPAM folder if you do not receive a response. 

  • Your call will last around 15-20 minutes. Sometimes it’s longer if we need to talk more in-depth about your situation. 
  • I’ll first get an overview of your story: your background, what you want to do, and what’s happening. 
  • I’ve trained in a Holistic approach, so you may get questions that you haven’t thought to ask yourself or haven’t heard from other coaches – so you can get new ideas about your situation.
  • You’ll get increased clarity on your exact targets, motivations, and struggles.
  • Then, you get the best strategies so you can move forward.
  • You’ll get professional feedback about your race, event, or outcome and the path I’d most likely take (as this is only based on our brief discussion) if I were your coach so that you can get results

I’ll also send an outline of your strategy session, so you’ll have it summarized by a professional coach, which will be valuable to you so you can easily see what is happening.  

So whether we work together or not, you’ll walk away from this session with an improved mindset and more knowledge, so you can move forward with more confidence in resolving your struggles. 

The differences you get with Running with Life Ultrarunning Coaching are:

  • A unique Holistic Ultrarunning Coaching Method: You get the benefits of more comprehensive coaching so you can increase your chances of success.
  • Specialization in Your Goal: Instead of coaches who try to coach everyone in everything, holistic, ultramarathon coaching helps you overcome the same problems you face more frequently, so you get the experience you need to help you reach your goal.
  • Training That Makes Sense For You: While many people think they can coach simply because they run or do it as a part-time gig, you also benefit from a professional coach with training and experience in multiple forms of coaching, so you can get specific ultrarunning coaching and training that makes sense for you. 
  • Familiar with Your Experience: a coach who has only known life as an elite athlete or is in a younger age range may not fully understand your struggles; instead, you can get a coach who understands YOU.
  • Personalized Experience: Instead of an app, AI, static plan, or generic coach, you get a holistic blend of the art and science of you and what counts outside your running with your training  – so you get ultrarunning coaching that better prevents injury and maximizes your results. 
  • You can get additional customized coaching if you need help with other issues that you feel are affecting your performance, such as coaching to develop/fine-tune a performance mindset, weight loss coaching, or fueling and nutrition coaching from a Registered Sports Dietitian, so you can truly be the best you can be.

Because, unlike an app, a real coach cannot handle unlimited clients, there tend to be limited roster slots available – so you can find out about available spaces in your free strategy session.

The Holistic Coaching Method is designed to transform you and your running to make you the best you can be. 

  • I developed the Program from 30 years of experience with running, training, and coaching clients to success.
  • The Holistic Coaching Method helps you understand the essential elements impacting your performance and build a bridge from where you are now to your goal.
  • While other running coaches are trained to look solely at running, that leaves much of your performance on the table since that’s not the only factor.
  • Instead, I developed the Program to consider the Five Elements of Holistic Running Transformation: your Training, Recovery, Fueling, Mindset, and the Essentials so you can fully reach your full potential in running AND thrive!

Most studies on how runners respond to training and injury prevention have been done on college-aged male athletes in their early 20s.

So much of what is published about run training, which traditional running coaches follow, is based upon this information. 

But, as we age, a strategy that works for someone in their early 20s would fail due to a different need for sleep, a different timeframe for the best recovery response, and the total training load you can handle before your body breaks down.

The body handles external stress from work and life differently as well. 

And new research increasingly shows that women also cannot train the same as men.

So those of us who are not 20-year-old male athletes are helped by a different, more holistic transformational approach to training, recovery, fueling/nutrition, mindset, and the lifestyle essentials that help you and your running thrive. 

With online coaching, you can access your training plans, workouts, and coach from anywhere via email, an app, phone, or Zoom, so you don’t have to go to a gym or any location to get in your training. 

Unlike some coaches, I don’t limit how you need to train and am okay if you need to do workouts at home/on a treadmill, push a stroller, repeat specific locations, or do what you need to do to get things done. 

You have different options for the type of coaching you can get, depending on your needs holistically. 

It is an easy, step-by-step process to set everything up and start. 

Schedule a no-obligation free strategy session to learn more; you can get a money-back guarantee if you decide coaching is not for you.

Unlike other places that judge based on your pace, there is no judgment here. 

Holistic Coaching accommodates runners of all levels who want to take on their epic marathon and ultramarathon challenges anywhere in the world.

I believe your result relies more holistically not only on your level but on your visionmindset, and consistency

“Hard work beats talent when talent don’t work hard.” -Tim Notke, basketball coach 

If you have a dream of running Boston but feel far from that, that’s fine; I’ve helped runners like you reach Boylston St. 

If your longest run has been 3.5 miles, but you envision yourself going 350 (like the Alaskan Iditarod footrace), that’s fine too – and you don’t want to go super fast for that anyway.

If you read that you can run on Mt. Kilimanjaro and now think it would be cool to do – I like your style. Let’s do it because I can help you.  

While it doesn’t happen overnight, people have done these things, and so can you. You need the correct map to get there, and I’m like your GPS for these types of dreams.

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
― Lao Tzu

You don’t need a lot of running experience, just that you are serious about your goal (i.e., this isn’t for you if you signed up for a race at the last minute without any training or do not know if you can commit to the time or effort to train for the race.)

It’s also okay if you’ve been training and want someone to fine-tune your plan. 

Runners that get top results tend to be consistent and enjoy running (or at least did enjoy it before – some people talk to me after they burned themselves out). 

Since there are many factors involved, it’s hard to know how many weeks it would take until we know more about your situation from the complimentary strategy session.

Training time depends on your training history and schedule, what else you have in your life right now, and how much you want to run or cross-train.

If you’ve been out of running for a while, it will naturally take longer to build up to your goal.

Your initial call is free with no obligation.

Plus, you can try out personal coaching with a 30-day money-back guarantee or go month-to-month with no requirement to continue.

Schedule a free strategy session so you can move forward.

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