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How to Motivate to Run

Before reading on, open Instagram on your phone. If you don’t have Instagram, congrats, you have clearly made some good mental-health decisions. Now hit the “search” button. If you follow runners, the search page will have lots of little squares full of people running with…

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Running for Life

Columbus local Jennifer Hardage, age 58 began running in August 2017.  Running is one of the only sports where you’ll see people over 50 excel. What a relief, right?!  There’s a misconception that once we “get older” our bodies cannot do much anymore or we m…

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The Running Journey of James Adams

The Running Journey of James Adams Our shoes hit puddle after puddle as we did five 1 mile repeats at a 7:30 pace around the Lakebottom track.  About halfway through light rain drops began to fall.  They seemed annoying at first, but quickly turned into a cooling miracle. The firs…

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The Running Journey of Ashley Reinhart

Meet Ashley Reinhart - Trail Runner. Plant Eater. Data Nerd. Community Connector. Gap Filler. Whether you know her or not (you need to :), she's probably whipped past you on a trail or two: 1. When and why did you start running?  I ran the 3200 in track in middle school and fell in lov…

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A Brief Talk About Ultra-Running

A Brief Talk About Ultra-Running “I used to be scared of running in high school because when I heard the words ‘cross-country’ I thought that was too far.”  Who would have thought years down the road the guy who thought this way would end up creating the Run Acr…

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Ledger-Enquirer: Columbus area girl's faith helps overcome brain surgery, scoliosis to excel at running

You might have seen this cutie sprinting by you during a race.....:) Amazing story from beginning to end!! "If I could do brain surgery and not break a sweat afterwards, I can do anything." -Effie Ward "Effie is the perfect example of someone who has continued to live her life and not all…

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Carolee's 55K at 55!

One of the many reasons our running community is amazing!! Carolee Luther, president of Columbus Roadrunners and coordinator of the Porch Dog program decided to run a 55K (34 miles) around Columbus for her 55th birthday!! Not only did she do this is an incredible time (5:20), but check out a…

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How Long Runs Build Physical Fitness, Mental Toughness

Ask any runner or coach what the most critical component of a marathon training plan is, and the unanimous answer will be the long run. That’s because the long run’s physiological benefits are indisputable. First of all, it strengthens the heart: Ventilatory capacity—the a…

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The Happy Runner's Guide to Injury Prevention

Sooner or later, if you run long enough, you’re going to get injured. It just comes with the territory. But that’s OK. And everyone has a different level of injury proneness based on a whole slew of ingredients including lifestyle, skeletal structure, age, muscle tone, flexibilit…

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Essential Gear You Need to Start Running

You don’t want your gear to be a distraction when you’re running. If your socks are rubbing your heel raw and your sweat-soaked cotton T-shirt is plastered to your chest, you’re probably not going to enjoy your run. But slip into lightweight, moisture-wicking wool socks an…

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