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5 ESSENTIALS FOR RECOVERY THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU May 15, 2018 10:03

What To Do After a Run, Walk or Gym Workout

 

5 Essentials for Recovery

After a workout, these five essentials can help you maximize your recovery time, leading to improved performance and quicker returns to your next workout. And some of them may surprise you!

 

1. OOFOS - Our first suggestion is to take off your running shoes and put on a pair of Oofos Sandals. These recovery flip flops are ideal for your feet after a walk, run, or gym workout. The arch support will give your feet time to transition from the workout and help with recovery.

2. HYDRATION - We can't stress this enough. Stay hydrated!! Especially after a workout, take in some electrolyte fluids to replenish what your body has lost during the run, walk, or gym conditioning. Water is important throughout the entire day whether you've done a workout that day or not.

 

 

3. FOAM ROLLING - The best thing you can do for your muscles before and after a workout is foam rolling. If you're new to foam rolling, start out with a few minutes on sore muscles and feel the awesome effects of foam rolling recovery which include releasing lactic acid and smoothing out muscle knots for improved performance. We've also got foam rolling classes! Check out our EVENTS page to see when the next foam rolling class or Run and Roll takes place.

4. CARB & PROTEIN INTAKE - Eating carbs and protein after a workout will significantly help with recovery. Carbs will get your energy back and protein will help rebuild muscles. Shoot for about 20 grams of protein post-workout. Especially if you have dietary restrictions, make sure to find ways to replenish what you burned.

5. COMPRESSION - During and after a workout, compression is a great way to increase blood circulation and decrease muscle oscillation. In simple terms, compression makes you feel less sore. Whether you choose to wear compression during or after the workout, there is a great recovery benefit to compression tights, shorts, and socks.

     

     

     

    Come in to St. Pete Running Company

    and Get Your Recovery Essentials

    BONUS! Come in and spend 15 minutes in our Recovery Air Boots!!
    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.


    12 CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR HER AND FOR HIM December 03, 2016 14:41

     Need Gift Ideas?

     

    Here's Our 6 Christmas Gift Ideas For Her and

    6 Christmas Gift Ideas For Him!

     

    *HER*

    1. Gift Card for Shoe Fitting

    Perfect for the runner and walker when she needs shoes! We'll take HER through our StrideSmart Fit Process for just the right pair.

    2. Really Good Running Socks

    All of our running socks have wicking fabrics and are extremely comfortable. And some cute colors for HER.

    3. Sports Bra (or Gift Card for Sports Bra Fitting)

    If you want us to fit HER for the perfect bra, feel free to get a gift card! Check out THIS BLOG for more details about a great bra fitting.

    4. Under Armour Outfit

    We now carry Under Armour clothing that she's going to love. Come in and pick an outfit or get a gift card so she can pick out HER own.

    5. Massage Ball MB5

    One of the best massage balls for the hips and glutes. She will love it!

    6. Garmin Watch

    When you really want to spoil HER! We've got a great selection of Garmin smartwatches.

     

     

    *HIM*

    1. Gift Card for Shoe Fitting

    Perfect for the runner and walker when he needs shoes! We'll take HIM through our StrideSmart Fit Process for just the right pair.

    2. Really Good Running Socks

    All of our running socks have wicking fabrics and are extremely comfortable. And color options for HIM.

    3. Compression Pants or Shorts

    Compression tights and pants for HIM made by 2XU are excellent for racing and recovery. They decrease muscle soreness and help increase blood flow.

    4. Under Armour Outfit

    We now carry Under Armour clothing for HIM that he's going to love. Come in and pick an outfit or get a gift card so she can pick out his own.

    5. Foot Massager

    After a long day, he will love kicking back and rolling his feet on this foot massager.

    6. Nutrition

    Fuel is important for HIM while he is training and racing. From tablets, gels, chews, protein bars, and more, find a variety of flavors that he'll enjoy.

     

     

     

     

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


    4 KEYS TO EASIER RUNNING September 30, 2016 15:08

    Do You Find Running Hard?

    Do These 4 Things!

    Blog post by Janna Angell

    WEAR THE RIGHT SHOES

    It's no secret. The shoe you choose makes a huge difference to your running.  Wearing the WRONG shoe can lead to injuries and problems that can derail your progress. Our exclusive StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process provides a unique and comprehensive fit assessment,  designed to put you in the RIGHT shoes.....for YOU! Let our expertly trained staff fit you on your next visit.

    GET YOUR TECHNIQUE RIGHT

    More efficient form will make a profound difference to your running. Thinking "one foot in front of the other" was enough, many runners were never taught the simple but hugely effective techniques to run smarter and prevent injury and burnout. You can learn these techniques by taking our monthly running class, Running 101. Since we opened our doors, hundreds of customers have learned the RIGHT way to run.  Our next Running 101 class is on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:00 PM at our store. The class costs $10.  Following the class, participants get a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in our store.


    BE CONSISTENT WITH YOUR RUNNING

    Consistency breeds consistency! You'll find that fitness comes much easier if you create and stick to a weekly training routine. Our Weekly Group Runs give you the accountability to make running a healthy habit! Plus, they're fun!  Click here for our group run schedule. Come join some of friendliest fellow running enthusiasts around!Click here to be taken to our group run schedule.

    REST....THE RIGHT WAY

    Recovery...an important, and often forgotten, part of training. More than just something you do when you finish working out, the right recovery keeps you rested,  healthy and ready to run another day!
    For recovery, try the following things:
    -Eat and rehydrate after training.
    -Use a foam roller on your body every day.
    -Wear compression socks after training
    -Make sure you're getting adequate sleep.

     

     


    CUSTOM CYCLING KITS AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY June 15, 2016 12:57

    Are you Ready for the Road?

    One of a Kind Cycling Kits for Men and Women

    St. Pete Running Company is proud to present our custom cycling kits!
    Limited quantities, so you'll want to come in as soon as possible to get your kit. First come, first serve.

    Benefits of our Cycling Kits

    • Designed to encourage motorists to move over
    The right and left opposing colors will make cyclists more visible

     

    • High quality, great fit
    The kits are made by 2XU, one of the top brands

     

    • Aerodynamic Arm sleeves
    The aero fabric sleeves block the sun and pouring water on the sleeves keeps riders even cooler

     

    Pricing info:

    Combination Jersey and Shorts - $199.99 (awesome deal!)

    Custom Cycle Jersey - $99.99

    Custom Cycle Shorts - $119.99

    Custom Aerodynamic Arm Sleeves - $50.00

    Custom Cycling Hat - $50.00

     

    Just in Time for Tri Course

    St. Pete Running Company is hosting another Triathlon Clinic!

    Get your kit in preparation for the first session on Saturday, June 18th at 8:00 AM where we'll be doing a brick workout (cycling followed by easy run) at St. Pete Running Company.

    Whether you've done a triathlon in the past or you're thinking about signing up for your first one, you will benefit from attending our 5-week clinic with a team of experts guiding you through a friendly and non-intimidating format. Each participant will need to have their own bicycle and helmet. Recommended that everyone have a good pair of running shoes and goggles (available to purchase at St. Pete Running Company).

     

    Cost: $150

    The Triathlon training schedule includes 3 weekly sessions:

    • Tuesday Evening swim 6:30PM
    • Wednesday night 6:30 PM: track workout at Admiral Farragut
    • Saturday Morning 8:00 AM: Brick session, which is a cycle and an easy run in the same workout.  We will meet at St. Pete Running Company.

     Questions? Email Jimmy - jimmy@stpeterunningcompany.com


     

     

     

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


    7 TIPS FOR RUNNERS IN A RUT June 15, 2016 12:57

    Stuck in the Middle?

    Advice for the Mid-Level Runner

    Have you noticed that as time goes on, it gets harder to get faster? Early in our running careers, the gains come easy and often. Later on, it gets tougher.
    Here are 7 Tips for Intermediate Runners that will help push you along:

     

    • Change Things Up - If you fall into a rut or routine, find ways to change it up to prevent a lack of improvement.
    • Make Recovery a Priority - When it comes to running, recovery is very important. Don't push yourself into exhaustion. Make time for recovery.
    • Get the Necessary Tools - You're no longer a newbie, so get what you need to succeed as a runner. Foam rollers and Compression Apparel are essential for serious runners who want to prevent injury and recover from sore muscles.
    • Alternate your Shoes - One pair of shoes should be for shorter runs and one should be for longer runs. Check out THIS BLOG to find out more.
    • Make Realistic Goals - Don't compare yourself to "old" you from a few years ago. We are older now than we've ever been before. That might mean adjusting workouts accordingly.
    • Be Prepared to Change Shoes - Just because you've always worn a certain shoe doesn't mean it will always work for you. Be prepared to try out other shoes that might be better for you as you evolve as a runner.
    • Be Happy with Who You Are - Don't worry about what other people think. Unless you're a professional runner, your race times don't define who you are (even then, they only define your professional ranking). Be proud of your daily running accomplishments.

     

     

     

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