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Say Hello to Jessica, One of CRC's New Walk & Run 101 Coaches

Training Walk & Run 101

Say Hello to Jessica, One of CRC's New Walk & Run 101 Coaches

Walk & Run 101 is a great way for beginning walkers and runners to train for a 5K with group support and a coach who’s focused on helping every step of the way. People training at our Short North store will work with Jessica as they prepare for the Choo Choo 9 Miler & 5K in April. Jessica, who currently trains with the Columbus Running Company’s Love2Reach charity training program, has run with groups from three of CRC’s four stores. She has also joined some of the speed work groups, so she’s familiar with several different aspects of the CRC...

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Meet Wendy, Your Walk & Run 101 Coach for Pickerington

Training Walk & Run 101

Meet Wendy, Your Walk & Run 101 Coach for Pickerington

 The Columbus Running Company’s winter season of Walk & Run 101, a 5K training program designed for beginning walkers and runners, starts on January 28. We’ll have coaches at all four CRC locations this year, and we’re excited to have Wendy leading the Pickerington group during Saturday workouts. She’s been running consistently for over 10 years even though she picked a challenging day to begin her journey. “I started running regularly in 2005 with 4 miles of a frigid, icy Turkey Trot. The weather was so terrible and I was mostly walking by mile 3,” Wendy explains. Despite the...

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Meet Karen, the Dublin CRC's Walk & Run 101 Coach

Training Walk & Run 101

Meet Karen, the Dublin CRC's Walk & Run 101 Coach

January 28th kicks off the Columbus Running Company’s winter season of Walk & Run 101, a 5K training program designed for beginning walkers and runners. We’re welcoming three new coaches to the team this season and are excited to have Karen Brogan leading the Saturday group workouts at our Dublin store. “I have enjoyed running for many years and love the friendships that I’ve made from running with a group,” Karen says. “I look forward to sharing this experience with others who are beginning their journey.” Karen ran her first race in elementary school and continued to run in high...

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Meet Lisa, Your Coach for Walk & Run 101

Training Walk & Run 101

Meet Lisa, Your Coach for Walk & Run 101

The staff at Columbus Running Company has helped people find the right shoes for their active lifestyles since 2004. While getting the best footwear is an important step, establishing a walking/running routine can sometimes seem daunting, especially for beginners. That’s where Walk & Run 101 becomes the next best step toward a healthy lifestyle. The program takes the guesswork out of getting into a manageable routine while providing coaching and motivation along the way. Lisa Dillahunt, CRC’s outreach coordinator, has coached runners and walkers for the past 8 years and led Walk & Run 101 for the past year. Lisa...

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