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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.


TOP REASONS TO TRY A TRI March 16, 2016 15:45

Get Ready to Try a Tri with St. Pete Running Company

Have you ever wanted to try a triathlon? Then St. Pete Running Company has the perfect course for you! 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.

What is a Triathlon?

Swim
Bike
Run
A triathlon is a race with three different physical activities: swimming, cycling, and running. There are multiple distances at triathlon races, including shorter sprint distances for first-time triathlon athletes.

Orientation at St. Pete Running Company

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM

WHERE: St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 (PH: 727-800-5043)

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Our kick-off orientation for the Try a Tri 5-week course begins next week. Sign-up in the store and get your questions answered during our orientation. 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 (must sign up in person at St. Pete Running Company)

First class on Saturday, March 26th at 8:00 AM meets at St. Pete Running Company.

The schedule for the Try a Tri Clinic includes meeting 3 times a week:

Monday night 6:30 PM: slow and steady group run at St. Pete Running Company.
Wednesday night 6:00 PM: swim at Pass-A-Grille beach (meet at Hurley Park), followed by a short bike ride and dinner.
Saturday Morning 8:00 AM: cycling and an easy run at St. Pete Running Company.

 

Why Try a Tri?

The benefits of this 5-week course are numerous! Here are the top reasons to join us for the Try a Tri Clinic with St. Pete Running Company.
  • Have fun as you ease into a great level of fitness with a group encouraging you along the way
  • Improve your skills in swimming, cycling, and running with expert advice
  • Learn how to transition at a triathlon
  • Become comfortable with the basics of the triathlon
  • Receive perks from St. Pete Running company, including:
    • Triathlon race number belt
    • Timing chip strap
    • Yanks elastic laces & installation
    • 10% discount of everything in store
    • Really cool trucker hat or running visor


Get Ready to Try a Tri!

We hope you're as excited as we are about this awesome course! Please note that participants need to be healthy enough to perform physical activities from easy to medium and moderate vigorous levels.

Instructors:

Chris

Jimmy

Cody

NOTE: This course has a maximum capacity of 15 participants. Sign-up must be done in store.

 

 

 

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


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ALTERNATING SHOES February 10, 2016 16:48

The Benefits of Two Pairs of Shoes

What's better than having a great pair of Running Shoes? Having two great pairs of Running Shoes! Here's why...

Imagine that you could buy two cars for around $200. One would probably be a plush, comfortable SUV for longer, slower distance trips where comfort and reliability are important. Your other car would probably be a sporty, fast, and responsive car for zipping around town, short trips, and maybe even taking to the race track.

Now apply the same concept for your footwear. Most of us know and understand the importance of having a soft cushioned trainer. These are great for our longer distance runs and walks. The cushioning and support make it more comfortable and offer plenty of protection for your feet.

But we encourage you to think about the second pair of shoes.  These are footwear's equivalent to the Sports Car. A lightweight shoe is perfect for your shorter, faster runs. 

 

Breakdown of Thicker vs. Thinner Shoes

Cushioned Trainer

(Thicker)

  • Lots of cushioning and protection from the ground

  • Comfortable for longer runs/walks

  • Emphasize on comfort over performance

Lightweight Trainer or Flat

(Thinner)

  • Lower geometry, meaning your foot is closer to the ground

  • Lighter weight typically = more speed

  • Better for use in the gym and great for working on your running form

 

Find Your Break Even with Alternating Shoes

We recommend alternating the two pairs of trainers based on your workout.

The Long Run

If you're going for a longer, slower run where cushioning and comfort are paramount, you'll want to use your thicker shoes.

The Short Run

If you are doing a shorter, faster run like speed work, tempo, or even a race then you would likely benefit from the lightweight shoe.

Break Even

For most of us, we need a "break even" point to know when to switch from one shoe to another. We believe that for most people, this point is around 40 minutes. Simply put, if you're running longer than 40 minutes, you'll probably want to use the thicker shoe. If you're running less than 40 minutes (working on form, tempo, speed work, or gym work) then you'll benefit greatly from switching to your lightweight pair. 

 

The Fine Print of Shoe Buying

  • We're all different, and no single shoe fits everybody. It's important to get your stride and mechanics evaluated to make sure you're getting the right shoes for you and your needs.

  • Talk to us about you injuries because those play a factor in footwear selection.

  • Expect to run :05 seconds per mile faster in your lightweight shoes.

  • Usually the thicker shoes last a bit longer and are a bit more expensive.

  • We recommend wearing compression socks and also foam rolling your lower leg muscles when you first switch to a lightweight shoe.

 Blog by Cody Angell


THE BEST SHOE FITTING PROCESS IN AMERICA November 06, 2015 22:04

Why St. Pete Running Company is the Place to Get Fitted for Shoes

Selecting the correct running shoes for you is an important decision, and not always an easy one. Shoes change each year and so does your body. We are so convinced about the importance of wearing the right shoes that we have developed a unique fitting process called StrideSmart. We are the only store in the world that uses this process.

After going through our shoe fitting, customers usually leave our store with the correct footwear as well as an understanding of their stride. When asked, our expert staff can and often will suggest stretches, strengthening exercises, and adjustments to a person's running form.

Initially, our expert staff will spend a few minutes listening. We want to learn more about you: goals, old shoes, injuries, challenges with running. We're here to help. Also, like any good shoe fitting, we measure your foot both seated and standing. We look at the length & width of your foot as well as your arch length.

At St. Pete Running Company, this step in the shoe fitting process is just the tip of a very big ice burg.

We want to get an understanding of the way your body moves. We will look at a few important things such as 1-legged squat & 2-legged squat to get an idea of your body's natural movement pattern.

The StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process takes into account several important factors:

  • Individual needs
  • Injury history
  • Personal Goals
  • Body alignment
  • Running/walking form
  • Gait
The running and gait analysis involved in a StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process is an in-depth evaluation. Some key things to note:
  • Takes little time out of a busy day (about 20 minutes on average)
  • Shoe fitting is not just for runners, but also designed for walkers and joggers of all abilities.
Interested in your free StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process? Stop by St. Pete Running Company any time during operating hours. No appointment necessary. No obligation to make a purchase. This shoe fitting process will change the way you select running and walking shoes. We're proud of the way our process helps athletes of all abilities maximize their potential.
Have you made mistakes in selecting running shoes in the past? You're not alone. Find out The 3 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Selecting Running Shoes.

 

Come Get Fitted for Your Next Pair of Shoes

St. Pete Running Company is located in the LA Fitness shopping center right across the street from Tyrone Mall.

Phone: 727-800-5043

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710

Store Hours:

M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

 

 

 

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


COME MEET PRO TRIATHLETE CHRIS LEGH! November 06, 2015 21:50 1 Comment

Ironman Chris Legh

It's not every day you get to meet an Ironman Champion. Australian Chris Legh has logged over 85 worldwide professional race wins. A two-time Ironman Triathlon Champion and a five-time Australian National Champion, Chris has also earned 10 top-4 Ironman finishes, as well as two top-10 Hawaii Ironman World Championship finishes. From 1999 to 2000, he held the world number-one ranking in long course triathlons.
2x Ironman Champion:
  • 2004 Ironman Coeur D'alene
  • 2000 Ironman California
Chris divides his time between Melbourne, Australia and Boulder, CO with his wife, Sarah, and two children.
For this special occasion, Chris will be visiting the Tampa Bay area and St. Pete Running Company November 19th and 20th. We'll have two events with Chris Leigh, so don't miss your chance to meet a legend!

Run with a Champion

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM

It's not every day you get to run with an Ironman Champion. Our Thursday Group Run will be packed! Get here early and meet Chris Legh, who will be joining us for our Group Run. All levels are welcome, including walkers, joggers, and runners. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that you won't want to miss.

Breakfast with a Champion

It's also not every day you get to eat breakfast with an Ironman Champion. This is an event you won't want to miss.

A Champion's Breakfast at Caddy's on the Beach

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Cost: $20

Join us for this special event. All-you-can-eat breakfast with healthy options will be served at Caddy's in Treasure Island, Florida, on Friday, November 20th at 8:00 AM. Cost is $20 per person. There will be food, fun, camaraderie and plenty of giveaways. Chris Legh will be the keynote speaker and he will tell you fun, fascinating, and often hilarious experiences he's had while racing triathlon over the past two decades. This is a unique and rare chance to have breakfast with an Ironman legend.

ALL ATTENDEES RECEIVE GREAT SWAG

For the cost of $20, each attendee will get all-you-can-eat breakfast with healthy options. Also included: a Special Edition Newton Running Florida Shirt and a $20 Gift Card to spend on your next pair of Newton Running Shoes at St. Pete Running Company.

 

 

 

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