Central Ohio Private Run Coaching

for Youth Athletes and Adults 

Lewis Center | Powell | Delaware | Westerville | Worthington | Sunbury | North Columbus

Steve Carmichael - Central Ohio Running Coach

Hi, I'm Steve Carmichael, a USA Track and Field - Level 1 Registered Coach / RRCA certified running coach. I am also SafeSport certified. I provide private 1:1 and small group coaching in the Lewis Center area to youth athletes (grades 5-12) and adults. I have been coaching for over 8 years locally in the Central Ohio area and online.

I am here to help you or your child maximize your fitness potential and prepare you for your sport or running goals. 

Sarah Bedell - Run For Performance Coaching

Hi, I am Sarah Bedell. I am a graduate of Otterbein University where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a minor in Nutrition. I am a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). I currently work as an Exercise Physiologist in corporate wellness for Ohio Health.

As a NCAA Division III track athlete at Otterbein, I competed in a variety of events. I particularly excelled in the 400 hurdles, where I won two All-Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) titles, a pair of All-Ohio championships and All-Region. I also earned two All-American awards with the distance-medley relay team. We finished fifth nationally in both 2017 and 2018. I was also a team captain for three years.

Outside the classroom and off the track, I gained strong experience most notably working a summer internship for Athletic Evolution in Boston. There, I helped conduct private strength and conditioning programs for youth, high school and college athletes. I have also spent time training seniors, pregnant women, cancer patients/survivors and other groups within the general population.

Private Run Coaching

  • Endurance Training
  • Strength Training
  • In Person Video Gait and Form Analysis
  • Run Coaching (Track, Cross Country, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Triathlon, Couch to 5k, Recreational/Fitness)
  • Speed Training
  • Agility Training
  • General Fitness and Weight Loss
  • Motivation, Mindset and Accountability
Lewis Center Youth Sports Programs

The Run For Performance Difference

Run For Performance is a proud member of USA Track and Field.  I am certified through USA Track and Field as well as additional certifying agencies like the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). I have been working with athletes for over 8 years both in person and online and I never stop honing my craft.

I have coached 100's of athletes of all ages and fitness levels through my running club and around the world through my online coaching programs. I feel that training is more than just creating a training plan. Successful running must include other aspects that are just as important as putting miles in. Factors like nutrition, strength training, flexibility, injury prevention, mindset and positive lifestyle habits like sleep, stress management and recovery all play an important part in your success. 

Unlike many programs out there, we do not use generic canned training plans and spreadsheets.  I customize 100% of your training plan based on your individual situation and performance and I monitor and modify your training program based on real data from your workouts so that you can realize your true potential.

I use Final Surge software that tracks data from your actual workouts. You can use you GPS watch, the Final Surge smartphone app, or you can use Strava. Each week I analyze your data and feedback and then look for ways to tweak your program so you maximize your training potential. 

USATF Running Club

5k Training | Half Marathon Training | Marathon Training

If you want to train for a specific race, I can help with that. I have coached dozens of athletes who have run area races like the Cap City Half and Quarter marathon, Columbus marathon, Emerald City Half, but I have also coached hundreds more who have run Boston, Chicago, New York, and hundreds of other races around the US and abroad. Any race, any distance from 5k to 50 miles.  

In Person or Online Run Coaching

I coach in-person in the Lewis Center area, as well as I have affordable online training options.  Online coaching provides more affordable options for those who don't feel that they need to work in-person with a coach, but like the guidance and direction of a running coach. 


USA Track and Field - RRCA certified coaches