Coaching Testimonials


Marissa Castner

I was unsure about having a running coach when I first talked to Jess, but quickly realized that her experience, attitude, and approach to training were exactly what I needed to really push my running to the next level. She has become both a coach and a role model whose positivity and encouragement make even the roughest days something to truly be proud of. This lady is the queen of drawing out both physical and mental PRs. I am so thrilled to have the chance to work with her and I highly recommend that anyone reading this do the same!


Debra Rosario

This is a unique experience in coaching. That said, it was the best experience I've had to date! It was more hands on than any other program I've ever used even though most of the communication is online. I've joined running groups with blanket training plans (i.e., one plan for every runner regardless of ability) and ordered training plans from popular training websites. Neither of these approaches gave me one-on-one support. Joining Sugar Runs was the best investment for my running. This is the first time I experienced no mental or physical burnout and ran fewer miles than before! Jessica is amazing at tailoring a plan to meet expectations, ability, and unpredictable schedules. I'm a mom so flexibility was key but I also had big goals. I will forever be grateful to her for working with me and getting me to my goal this fall!! I can't wait to do it all over again!!!


Natalie Sanger

Jessica is an amazing coach! She is personal, so attentive, and she has taken me from a constant cycle of injury and not performing to my potential to a recent 15+ minute PR and my first BQ!! Highly recommend Sugar Runs coaching!


Teresa McClung

In 7 weeks she took me from hoping I could find enough motivation to get out the door again to running a half marathon PR that included crushing the last 10K with a PR at that distance also. All the while, finding my love for running again. Her methods are simple: consistency, active recovery, and just enough creativity in the workout variation to keep it fresh. I have never been more thankful for social media introducing me to this great coach. I'm dreaming big (read: fast) dreams now y'all.


Keri Ishii

I trained with Jessica from Sugar Runs Coaching for my second half marathon, Surf City Half in Huntington Beach, CA. My goal for this race was to finish and not feel like I was going to pass out. Jessica personalized a training schedule just for me. She realized that I was easily overwhelmed so she sent me one week of training at a time. She has a caring and kind way about her, but she's tough. She was always available to answer my questions or provide some motivation if needed. I finished my second half marathon feeling stronger that my first. I attribute that to my training with Jessica. It prepared me to reach my goal. Thank you so much Jessica! I couldn't have done it without you and your support.


Lisa Rogers

When I was searching for a running coach Jess was a natural choice. Her knowledge, skill, and drive were key attributes that helped me, a new runner, keep myself accountable throughout my 12 week training program. Daily motivation through her social media platforms were reminders of why i started running and why I will continue to make running a priority. Thanks, Jess!