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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.


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.


      4 REASONS TO HIRE A RUNNING COACH April 20, 2017 12:00

      Ready to Take Your Sport to the Next Level?

      Hire A Coach!

      Maybe you've thought about hiring a running coach, but haven't taken that important step in your training yet. We're here to tell you all about the benefits of hiring a coach and why now is the time!

      4 Reasons to Hire a Running Coach

      1. Improve Performance

      Most of us need help when it comes to training for a race. Sometimes that leads people to search for training programs online, but those programs are not tailored to you and won't necessarily be effective or even healthy for you. A coach works closely with you to tailor your workouts to your specific needs and goals, factoring in nutrition for a total approach that revolves around YOU! That means you can approach your race with confidence, and your coach can give you reasonable expectations about how to achieve a personal best.

      2. Avoid Injury

      When training with a coach, a professional approach will help keep you from overdoing it and becoming injured. A coach knows when to tell you to take a rest day, or take it easy during a certain workout. They know exactly what your goals are and how best to achieve them, so you can trust that they have your best interests in mind. Avoid injury by listening to the coach!

      3. Train Responsibly in Summer Heat

      It can be difficult to train in Florida's summer heat, and sometimes people will push themselves because they think they aren't doing as much as they were doing in the cooler months. A coach will help temper this tendency by providing appropriate summer workouts that will prevent you from getting overheated, dehydrated, and fatigued.

      4. Make friends

      When training with a coach, one of the best aspects is meeting other runners with similar goals. When weekly events like speedwork or track take place, you'll have the opportunity to train with other runners who are working with your coach. It's a great way to make friends, receive encouragement, and cheer each other on!

       

       

      Train with Coach Jimmy

      Looking for a coach? Look no further! St. Pete Running Company's Running Coach is Jimmy Williams, and he's taking new clients!

      Find out more about specific programs, like Multisport Coaching, by visiting THIS LINK.

      About Coach Jimmy:

      Coach Jimmy has been a local runner since racing track & field for Dunedin High School. At Florida State University, he earned his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. Jimmy was also exposed to the sport of Triathlon at FSU and competed at the collegiate level all 4 years. Jimmy continues to race in a broad range of events and likes to race alongside his athletes. He's a natural encourager and doesn't believe in "yelling" at his clients. Most recently he completed his first Half Ironman, earning 3rd in his Age Group.

      What his clients say:

      "I started training with an online coach who was actually an accountant turned running coach, but she knew nothing about me and was unable to watch me run. I knew I needed a change so that’s when I decided to try Jimmy out. Jimmy kicks my butt when I need it but is understanding when I need him to be. Jimmy is knowledgeable, motivating and approachable. He never makes me feel inferior or dumb for any of the questions that I ask. Most importantly, Jimmy knows not only how to develop an athlete but also how to speak to an athlete because he is an athlete. Jimmy is an excellent coach and any athlete would be lucky to have him."

      -Sarina

      "Being coached by Jimmy is like having an insurance policy for my racing performance and improvements. He is thorough in his plans and makes a conscious effort to know specific details about my races and goals. Jimmy is patient and committed to proving I can accomplish my objectives."

      -Daniel

      "Jimmy is very knowledgeable of the sport, a reliable/responsible coach, totally approachable and easy to communicate with, and always listens to my concerns and needs. The training program he designs is tailored to my specific abilities and goals. With Jimmy as my coach, I have set running Personal Records in various distances, won my age group in a triathlon, and progressed as an athlete. I couldn't do it without Coach Jimmy!"

      -Morgan

       

       

       

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