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Melissa Gomez's Walk & Run 101 Story

Motivational Training

Melissa Gomez's Walk & Run 101 Story

You know you want to finish a 5K, so where do you begin? Melissa Gomez looked to apps, blogs and books before signing up for Walk & Run 101—read why this decision changed everything for her.

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Meet Chad Myers, CRC Advanced Training Coach

Advanced Training Training

Meet Chad Myers, CRC Advanced Training Coach

CRC Advanced Training is the way to take your running to the next level. This year, we're offering personalized coaching for those who want to fine-tune their training even further. CRC is thrilled to have Chad Myers as an A.T. coach. Here, Chad explains his history with running and why he's excited to return to coaching. * * * My training philosophy has been formed from 20+ years of my own competitive running experiences, as well as nine years of coaching experience at every level of the sport. As a competitor, I attended Otterbein College and ran for the school’s cross country...

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Train for a Quarter, Half, or Full Marathon with CRC

Motivational Training

Train for a Quarter, Half, or Full Marathon with CRC

Chase your dreams with CRC!  Check out Jennifer & Elizabeth's story about running with the free CRC quarter, half, and full marathon training program - and then sign yourself up here to join us for the miles this winter. 

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Run Through Summer with CRC Races and Training

Events Training

Run Through Summer with CRC Races and Training

We're halfway through July, but there are still a lot of ways to run and walk with the Columbus Running Company during the bright summer months. Check out our upcoming programs and races! Walk & Run 101 – Begins Saturday 7/22 Walk & Run 101 is a 10-week program designed to get beginning walkers and runners started with a walk/run routine, with the goal of finishing the Big Bad Wolfe 5K at the end of the season. We'll host an initial kick-off clinic where our lead coach will discuss the training plan, the basics of form, nutrition, hydration and more. After that, you'll...

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New Coaches Tracey and Kristi Are Ready to Make a Difference with L2R

Love2Reach Training

New Coaches Tracey and Kristi Are Ready to Make a Difference with L2R

Love2Reach is the Columbus Running Company’s charity training program. Founded in 2013 by a group of runners and walkers who wanted to do something more for their community, L2R is now in its fifth season of giving back to the Columbus area through fundraising and racing. Two of L2R’s new assistant coaches are Tracey King and Kristi Aiken. Tracey is in her first coaching role after running with the team as an athlete for the previous two seasons. “I joined CRC’s running group in the winter of 2014/2015 with the plan of running my first full the next fall,” Tracey says. “On...

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