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WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THIS SHOE COMPANY? October 25, 2019 08:00 25 Comments

Newton Running Shoes

What's Up With Newton Running These Days?

These running shoes are here to stay! After some rocky stops and starts, Newton Running is going strong. We have 3 reasons to love this running shoe brand, and if you've never tried Newton, we suggest you stop by our store and check it out.

Where Newton Has Been

  • Remember when the natural running trends first started circa 2008? Newton helped start that trend.
  • A rocky point occurred when part of the company was purchased by a venture capitalist who wanted to make the brand mainstream. That didn't work out.
  • One of two original founders, Jerry Lee, purchased back Newton and has helped resurrect them.
  • Newton has since returned to its roots: focusing on a springy, lightweight shoe that dedicated runners revere.
 

3 Reasons to Get Your Feet in Newton

1. BREATHABLE UPPER & LIGHTWEIGHT - Newtons are designed with a roomy toebox and breathable materials. While the POP platform has a great cushioning system, the shoes are more lightweight than similar competitors.

2. POP PLATFORM - Unique to Newton running shoes, the POP platform gives that springy push-off from the midfoot. It helps quicken your cadence so you have less contact with the ground. The level platform encourages better posture while harnessing the elastic recoil of your lower legs and fascia. Meaning you're quicker off the ground, too.

3. ENCOURAGES MIDFOOT STRIKE - The POP platform is designed to cover the midsole of your foot, and so the push-off is most beneficial when runners land on the midfoot and then give a "kiss" with the heel briefly touching the ground. Keep in mind there is no right or wrong in midfoot versus heel striking when your overall form is correct (knees are over your feet from the side view for example). We recommend a StrideSmart shoe fitting at our store to check your stride.

 

Women's Gravity 8

Women's Fate 5

Men's Gravity 8

Men's Fate 5

Proud to Carry Newtons Since 2014

Since day one, St. Pete Running Company has carried Newton running shoes in store. We love these shoes. But don't just take our word for it. Come in, let us take you through our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting process, and then you can test out the shoes to see how they feel on your feet.

We're excited for you to try it!

Buy Newtons at St. Pete Running Company

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: 727-800-5043
Store Hours:
M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.


3 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT SUNNY RUNNERS KIDS RUN CLUB September 30, 2019 11:33 48 Comments

Let's Celebrate Kids Running!

Sunny Runners

Kids Run Club

When: Starting October 6th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM with Weekly Practice through November 10th (See Schedule Below)

Where: Various Locations in St. Pete (See Schedule Below)

Who: Kids Ages 4-12

Cost: $40 per child for the Kids Run Club or $60 for all 6 weeks with Race Entry for St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids Race (weekly drop-in rate $10)

Goal Race: St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids (various distances according to age)

SIGN YOUR KIDS UP ONLINE

We're teaching kids great running form to be an efficient runner and making it fun! The experts at St. Pete Running Company want to inspire your kids to live an active and healthy lifestyle. This will be a fun, action-packed class that will help your little ones an appreciation and life-long love of running. We will teach your little stompers the necessary skills for running such as cadence, stride length and pacing, using our FAST system: Frequency, Alignment, Stability, & Timing are the keys to their success.

 - Parents are invited to join in at no charge.  If you would like to help coach contact St. Pete Running Company.

- These classes are outside - please have children wear sunscreen, bug spray, and comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle.

- Kids will be broken into groups by age for training

- We will also teach how to make a few simple kid friendly healthy snacks

- There will be a focus on a positive characteristic trait each week


Three Things to Love About Kids Running Class

  1. ENCOURAGES A LOVE OF RUNNING - We can equip kids with tools for success, but the best thing we can teach them is that running is fun!
  2. GIVES MOM AND DAD TIME TO RELAX - Parents are welcome to join in, but can also sit back and relax while your kids get to spend some energy!
  3. EVERYONE WINS - When your kids enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle, they will begin to understand the value of maintaining that lifestyle for years to come. And we believe kids are the future, so we want to encourage them! Each class includes a snack at the end, and parents receive a $10 Gift Card to St. Pete Running Company. Win/Win!

 

 We Can't Wait to Get Started!

SIGN UP ONLINE TODAY

Training Schedule:

All practice sessions will be on Sundays from 2-3pm

October 6 – Lake Vista Park - 1401 62nd Ave. S.

October 13 – Fossil Park - 6635 Dr MLK Jr. St. N.

October 20 – Northwest Park - 5801 22nd Ave. N.

October 27 – Campbell Park - 601 14th St. S.

November 3 – Gladden Park - 3901 30th Ave. N.

November 10 – Crescent Lake Park - 1320 5th St. N. (NOTE: Nov 10th will be our CELEBRATION RUN, with a race for the kids)

SATURDAY - November 16 – St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids Races

*If you include this in your registration* PeliKids Finisher's will also receive a Medal and a race T shirt to celebrate their accomplishment

 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.


4 REASONS TO GET YOUR FEET IN THE NEW MIZUNO WAVE RIDER 23 August 14, 2019 18:04 49 Comments

All-New Wave Rider 23 Now Available

Time for new running shoes? We've got a Mizuno you have to get your feet into!

When the newest model of Mizuno Wave Rider arrived in store, we fell in love! Here are the top four reasons to come into St. Pete Running Company and try out the Wave Rider 23.

 

Four Reasons to Get Your Feet Into Mizuno Wave Rider 23

  • SAME GREAT SOLE - So often, updates to running shoes can leave customers disappointed that what was working is no longer the same. Mizuno recognized that transitioning from one model to the next, they didn't need to fix what wasn't broken. So the same great sole from the previous model has been carried over.
  • MAGIC IN THE NEW UPPER - At the same time, Mizuno acknowledged a need to adjust some things in the shoe's upper, and they came up with a magical combo of super soft, light, and comfort that feels like an extension of your foot.
  • "LOCKED IN" - One benefit that has always been true of the Wave Rider is the "locked in" feeling you get while wearing the shoe. It's affectionately labeled the Mizuno handshake, that nice squeeze in the midsole that has made this such a popular running shoe.
  • VERSATILITY - Our staff has a variety of preferences, just like you'd expect from any group of runners. No two feet are the same, but the consensus is in. We love the new Wave Rider 23. It's a shoe that can take you long distances, but serves for the shorter runs as well. And we all agree: it feels great.

Check Out More Details About These Great Running Shoes

 

Don't just take our word for it. Come in, let us take you through our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting process, and then you can test out the shoes to see how they feel on your feet.

Now at St. Pete Running Company

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: 727-800-5043
Store Hours:
M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.


TRAIN FOR A HALF MARATHON WITH US July 29, 2019 15:55 48 Comments

Ready to Start Training For Your First or Next Half?

Join Our Half Marathon Training Program

Half Marathon Training

Want to run a Half Marathon? Join St. Pete Running Company for our 10-week Half Marathon Training Course starting September 7th. The program caps at 50 people.

Half Marathon Info Seminar: Find out more and get your questions answered

Monday, July 29th at 6:00 PM

You can also join our Group Run afterward at 6:30 PM.

Half Marathon Sign-Up Party

Monday, August 19th at 6:00 PM

We'll have giveaways! Meet the coaches and learn about the class. You can sign up, too.

Plus join us for our Group Run afterward at 6:30 PM.

What?

This is a comprehensive half marathon training program for novice or intermediate runners who want guidance and leadership to help achieve your goal. You don't have to be a veteran runner to benefit from this training group. We'll get you to the finish line confident, healthy & happy.

When?

  • This ten-week course commences on Saturday, September 7th at 8:00 AM, meeting at St Pete Running Company.
  • The target race is The St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon on Sunday, November 17th, 2019.
  • Training will consist of 3 structured & supervised runs each week including a long run, speed workout and easy run.

Why?

There are a lot of reasons why you should run a half marathon.

  • Accomplishment, physical fitness, weight management through the holidays, injury prevention and most importantly…. It’s FUN!
  • Camaraderie from dozens of other like-minded runners.
  • Accountability – it’s much easier to make yourself go to training if you know there is a friendly & supportive group waiting for you to join them!
  • Guidance: We have an expert team of coaches who will guide you from start to finish. We believe in educating runners so expect to learn a lot about running throughout this course.

Where?

Training will take place from St. Pete Running Company, the nearby parks, neighborhoods and the Pinellas Trail.

  • Long Run – will vary throughout our area. . You will be able to leave your belongings in the store and have bathroom facilities before/during/after training. These will be on Saturday Mornings.
  • Threshold & Speed Training – This will be integrated into our highly successful track program which meets on Wednesdays 5:30am or 6:30pm at Northside Christian School track.
  • Recovery Run – A slow & steady run to help your body recover from the stresses of training. These will take place on Monday nights and/or Thursday Nights at St. Pete Running Company or on your own from home.

Who?

This program is designed for Novice to Intermediate runners who usually share any/all of these goals.

  • Understand the importance of staying healthy and want guidance/leadership to help them achieve their goals.
  • Want to tick a half marathon off the bucket list.
  • Want to run a faster time than they have ever gone before.
  • Hope to enjoy running and make sure they’re not going to get injured.

 

Participants should be in good health and cleared by a doctor to be able to run. You should be able to complete a 3 mile walk/run before joining the training group. Yes, it’s okay to take walk breaks. 

 

Cost: $200

  • Race entry discount for St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon
  • 10% Discount in store purchases until 11/17/19
  • Free Use of Air-Relax Recovery Boots
  • Free Gatorade Endurance Package
  • Free St Pete Running Company In training shirt
  • Caps at 50 people

If you have more questions please call the store 727-800-5043 or contact Janna.

 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company.


SUMMER TRACK STARTS JUNE 19TH June 5, 2019 13:34 25 Comments

Project 360 Summer Track Program

St. Pete Running Company is proud to present our Project 360 Track Program. This is a 10-Week Summer Track Program starting on June 19th. We'll meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 AM or 6:30 PM every week. The program will end on Aug. 21st.

Project 360 will focus on maintaining fitness and getting faster during the summer with speedwork, strength training, and dynamic stretching. You don't have to be fast to join us for Speedwork. Wherever you are now, you are welcome to join us because all levels of runners and joggers are welcome to come out for weekly workouts.

When and Where Do We Meet?

Project 360 Track Program will run from June 19th through Aug. 21st. We meet at Northside Christian School (Address: 7777 62nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709)
We will offer two sessions on Wednesdays:
  • Mornings at 5:30 AM
  • Evenings 6:30 PM

About the Program

Project 360 Track Program has been developed to help you maintain and even increase your fitness level during the hot summer months. And get this, the key is actually running LESS and running more strategically. More speed, more efficiency, less running. It's the same concept world-class athletes use to train in hot conditions. We have assembled an expert coaching team to help you get faster than you are now. Attendees should expect to become more efficient runners, to be able to increase your current pace, and to learn how to properly train in heat. Bring a water bottle, a towel (yoga mat), running clothes and running shoes!


How Do I Register?

Cost for 10 Weeks is $99.99 ($10 per session). Drop-in rate is $15 per session. If you have purchased a Track Pass in the past, you can still use the pass to attend however many sessions remain on your Track Pass. You can register for track by purchasing the sessions at the store, on the website, or at the track.

 

BUY TRACK PASSES ONLINE

 

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: 727-800-5043
Store Hours:
M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.