Central Ohio Private Run Coaching

for Youth Athletes and Adults 

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

4-17-2021 Due to very high demand, I only have 2 spots left. Please contact immediately for more information if interested in 1:1 coaching.

Steve Carmichael - Central Ohio Running Coach

Hi, I am Steve Carmichael. 

I am the founder and head coach at Run For Performance. I am a USA Track and Field - Level 1 Registered Coach, RRCA certified running coach and fitness coach. I am also SafeSport certified.

I have been coaching runners and athletes for over 8 years specializing in endurance, speed, strength, injury prevention, athletic mindset, and more. I have run and operated Run Fit Running Club and I have coached locally and online for over 8 years.

My team and I, are here to help you or your child maximize your fitness potential and prepare you for your sport or running goals. We use a team-based coaching approach so each of us can bring our own specialty to your training.

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 and Agility Training
  • Police, Fire, Military PT Test Prep
  • 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

Track and Cross Country 

I work with track and cross country athletes to prepare for their upcoming seasons. I specialize in 400M, 800M and distance events. If your athlete wants to be in peak shape for their season, contact me now so we have time to develop speed and endurance. I am unable to coach your son or daughter during any active sports season in order to avoid any conflict of interest.

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. 

Triathlon Coaching (Coming Soon)


USA Track and Field - RRCA certified coaches