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MEET OUR NEW RUNNING COACH JEREMY RICHARDSON July 21, 2018 15:53

Running Coach Jeremy Richardson

We're delighted to announce a new coach at St. Pete Running Company! Meet Jeremy Richardson, a physical therapy assistant, a runner, and a triathlete.

“We're excited to have Jeremy on board as our head coach at Run St. Pete, our training club. It was a highly selective process to find someone who could meet our expectations. As a talented up and coming coach and physical therapist, he's been advocating for us for years, and has sent many people to our store for a properly fitted running and walking shoe. He believes in what we are doing. To have a running and triathlon coach who is an elite athlete and a physical therapist is excellent. But to have that skill set and also demonstrate leadership and compassion for the individual is world class. He was a shoe-in for the job.”

~St. Pete Running Company Owner Cody Angell

 

Get to Know Jeremy

Q: Where are you from and what's your background?

Jeremy: I was born in Tennessee but have lived in the Tampa Bay Area since I was three. My love of running came from running in different sports. No matter what sport it was, I always loved the running aspect of the game.

Q: How long have you been involved with the sport?

Jeremy: Triathlon has been a huge passion of mine since I first raced at 16. I have gained many experiences from racing all over the world and training with some incredibly talented athletes. During my time at Florida State University, I was able to train with two National Champions, and some of the best triathletes in the southeast.

Q: Top sporting moment?

Jeremy: My top sporting moment was winning the Gasparilla 8k, hearing all of my friends and family cheering, and having Meb Keflezighi give me my award.

Q: What do you like about helping people?

Jeremy: My passion in life is helping people! I love pushing people to be the best and have fun while doing it. I utilize the latest techniques in training and rehabilitation to keep my athletes healthy by progressively pushing them to new levels of fitness.

Q: Why did you choose to work with St. Pete Running Company?

Jeremy: I chose to work with St. Pete Running Company because I believe in and like what Janna and Cody are doing, which is growing the running community in a fun way.

Q: What are your goals as an athlete?

Jeremy: My goals are to continue to PR, and see where that takes me. I qualified as a professional triathlete, and I'd like to qualify again, and if able, to compete at that level.  

 

 

 

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


THE ST. PETE MILE! WE'RE HAVING A 1-MILE TRACK RACE May 23, 2018 13:50

Join us for the first ever St. Pete Mile! Whether you're looking to run your first ever mile or you're trying to crush your personal best, this is for you! This is soon to be a favorite on the Summer Running Calendar. This is friendly, laid back, inclusive, and above all it's FUN!
 
St. Pete Mile

We meet on National Running Day, June 6th, on the track at Northside Christian School (Address: 7777 62nd Ave North in St. Pete). The Run/Race Distance is 1 mile.
The cost to register is $10. Kids 12 & Under can participate for free! The event commences at 6:45 PM. There will be multiple heats of the mile so participants can run with people of comparable speed.
 

Provisional Event Schedule

Arrival & Registration: 6:15 PM.
6:45 - Kids 1-Lap
6:55 - Kids 1-Mile
7:15 - Believe Mile - 12:00 - 15:00 pace
7:35 - Achieve Mile -9:00 - 12:00 pace.
7:50 - Moxie Mile - 7:00 - 9:00 Pace
8:00 - Championship Mile Female - Under 7:00 minute pace ($50 for the top female)
8:10 - Championship Mile Male - Under 7:00 minute pace
($50 for the top male)
8:25 - Pace Your Race - Estimate finish time & closest finisher wins $50. This Race is open for everyone of all abilities to participate.
8:40 - Awards

Ways to Register

  1. In store at St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, SP
  2. Online Click Here
  3. Sign up the day of the event at the track
St Pete Mile Run
 
Other Info:
-$1 for every mile run will go to benefit the Athletic Department of Northside Christian School.
- This event is for runners of all abilities.
- Bring your family and friends out to cheer on the other runners
-Celebrate National Running Day in a fun and festive way with other runners.
- Be sure to tell us and others if you're running! Use #mystpetemile and #RunStPete and tell us WHY you're running.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - Do I have to be fast or experienced to do this?

A - No! Our events and programming are for people of all abilities and paces.

Q - What if I'm not that fast?

A- We group participants into pace groups so you will run with people of your approximate speed. Example: All the people who run 8:30 per mile will be seeded in the Moxie Mile which is for those who run 7:00-9:00 pace. You won't be racing against someone looking to run 4:30.

Q - Is there a race T-shirt?

A - No, we've got something better. The adult finishers get a limited edition bottle of our hot sauce!

Q - Will there be medals?

A - No, but you can take lots of pictures and catalogue your experience on social media. This keeps your cost down and doesn't take up space in your closet.

Q - How do I know what pace I run?

A - We recommend timing yourself for a practice mile and using that. We also have track training on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM at Northside Christian Track. Training on a track can help you understand approximately what pace you'll be able to run during the race.

Q - Can my kids run this?

A - YES! Kids 12 & Under can participate for free! Children are our future and they deserve a healthy and active lifestyle. We have a little kids running class on Sunday, May 27th at 3:00 PM to teach your little ones proper running form. Toddlers/small children can do the 1-Lapper (400 meters or 1/4 Mile) or the kids mile, depending on how much running they have been doing.

Q - Can I bring my dog?

A - No. We aren't allowed dogs on the track.

Q - How does Pace Your Race work?

A- Pace your race is for all participants. Even if you've run a previous mile. Before the event you'll need to predict your estimated mile finishing time. We'll hide all clocks & there's no watches for this event. The finisher who gets the closest to their estimated time will be the winner and get $50.

Q - Where can I sign up?

A - Sign up ONLINE by clicking the link, or come into St. Pete Running Company to sign up in store, or sign up at the track on Wednesday, June 6th, where you can register at 6:15 PM


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.


    3 REASONS WHY ATHLETIC WEAR IS A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY October 28, 2017 11:38

    What Are YOU Wearing?

    Why The Clothes You Workout In Matter

    What is all the hype with athletic wear? Does it really matter what type of material is on my body when I'm exercising?

    The answer is YES! Here are 3 reasons why you need to choose wisely when selecting an outfit for your next run, gym workout, or other sweat-related activity.

     

    1. COTTON IS ROTTEN ~ When it comes to getting sweaty in those cotton shirts, shorts, socks, etc., there is science to back up this phrase. Instead of drawing the sweat away from your body during a workout, cotton absorbs the sweat. That means your feet are sitting in a small pool of water in those cotton socks, which can lead to all sorts of problems (chafing, blisters, and even fungal infections).

    2. WICKING MATERIAL KEEPS YOU DRY~ Thanks to advancements in technology, there are materials other than cotton that allow for wicking (sweat to be pulled away from the body and absorbed back into the atmosphere). The majority of athletic wear available today is made of some blend of polyester, spandex, and nylon. These materials keep sweat off you, helping prevent chafing, blisters, and other problems associated with clothes that are damp or wet with sweat.
    3. WICKING MATERIAL KEEPS YOUR TEMPERATURE MODERATED ~ Another benefit of wicking material is temperature moderation. In a sweaty top, shorts, or socks, your body temperature can rise or drop depending on the outside temperature. With wicking materials, the evaporation of sweat allows for a moderated body temperature, keeping you cooler in hot weather, and warmer in cold weather.

      Stop by St. Pete Running Company for High Quality Athletic Apparel

      At St. Pete Running Company, we carry the highest quality athletic apparel in trusted brands like Brooks, Saucony, Under Armour, and more.

      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

       

      When you come to the store, let them know you've read this blog and you'll receive $10 OFF a Single Item (coupon below).

      Note: Cannot combine coupon with other offers.

       

       

       

       

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


      YOU ASKED FOR A 10K TRAINING PROGRAM AND WE'VE GOT ONE! October 07, 2017 14:00

      Ready to Start Training For a 10K?

      Join Our 10K Training Program

      Want to run a 10K? Join St. Pete Running Company for our 6-week 10K Training Course. The program caps at 50 people.


      10K Training Info Seminars:

      Find out more and get your questions answered

      Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 PM

      AND

      Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 PM

      at St. Pete Running Company

      What?

      This is a comprehensive training program for novice or intermediate runners who want guidance and leadership to help achieve your 10K 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 six-week course commences on Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 AM, meeting at St Pete Running Company.
      • The target race is St. Pete Beach Classic on the weekend of January 13th, 2018.
      • Training will consist of 3 structured & supervised runs each week including a long run, speed workout and tempo run.

        Why?             

        There are a lot of reasons why you should run a 10K.

        • Accomplishment, physical fitness, weight management through the holidays, injury prevention and most importantly…. It’s FUN!
        • Camaraderie from dozens of other like-minded runners.
        • Ease Into Longer Distances -  a 10K can help you become more confident in your ability to do longer distances like 15K, half marathon, and full marathon
        • 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. Plenty will be hosted from our home location of St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave North. You will be able to leave your belongings in the store and have bathroom facilities before/during/after training.
        • Threshold & Speed Training – This will be integrated into our highly successful track program which meets on Wednesdays at Northside Christian School track.
        • Tempo Run – A shorter run that starts at an easy, relaxed pace and gradually increases into a race-pace effort. These will take place on Monday 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 10K 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.

         

        Here's a clip from our Wednesday Track Program

         

        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: $120

          • Discount for your St. Pete Beach Classic race entry
          • 10% Discount in store purchases until 1/14/18


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

           

          Coach Jimmy

           

           

           

           

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