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THE HEADPHONES YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR November 22, 2019 19:01

Aftershokz Headphones for Every Workout

Take a Swim in These Headphones

Aftershokz Xtrainerz $149.95

  • Aftershokz Xtrainerz are the waterproof headphones you can swim with!
  • With up to 4GB of space for MP3 storage (up to 1,200 songs)
  • Open-ear listening
  • 8-hour battery life
  • Lightweight, just over 1 oz.
  • They come with swimming earplugs
  • 2-year warranty

 

Take Your Workout to the Next Level in These Bluetooth Headphones

All-New Aftershokz Aeropex $159.95

  • Aftershokz Aeropex are the latest in advanced bone-conducting technology!
  • Enhanced audio with deeper bass, less vibration, and louder volume
  • Bone-conducting technology with open-ear listening
  • Bluetooth compatible - listen to music, podcasts, and other audio on your smartphone (you can even make and receive phone calls)
  • Sweatproof and IP67 Waterproof rating (just don't swim with them! Get the XTrainerz for your swim workout)
  • 8-hour battery life
  • Barely-there feel: weighs only 26 grams
  • 2-year warranty

Test out the advanced technology improvements at St. Pete Running Company

 

The Barely-There Bluetooth Headphones

Aftershokz Trekz Air $119.95

  • Aftershokz Trekz Air weigh in at just 30 grams
  • Bone-conducting technology with open-ear listening
  • Bluetooth compatible - listen to music, podcasts, and other audio on your smartphone (you can even make and receive phone calls)
  • Sweatproof
  • 6-hour battery life
  • 2-year warranty

 

Buy Aftershokz at St. Pete Running Company

We carry these Aftershokz models in store, including the classic model Trekz Titanium for $79.95

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.


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.


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.


THIS NEW SHOE IS FAST! May 29, 2019 21:24 8 Comments

The All-New Hoka One One Carbon X

 

What Do We Think of This New Shoe?

At St. Pete Running Company, we bring in brands and shoe models we believe in. That means we run in them ourselves. We test every model before it reaches our shelves, and we're so excited to present to you the all-new Hoka One One Carbon X.

 

 

Women's Hoka One One Carbon X

 

Men's Hoka One One Carbon X

 

What We Love About the Hoka One One Carbon X

  1. THIS IS A FAST SHOE! No joke. A 50-mile world record was set with this shoe. St. Pete Running Company Owner Cody Angell took the shoes out for a spin. In his words: "Believe the hype."
  2. BUILT FOR SPEED. The thin carbon fiber plate in the sole runs the whole length of the shoe. Because of this, the shoe bends and snaps back really fast. That helps you toe-off quicker.
  3. THE ROCKER IS STILL HERE. Hoka One One running shoes are known for the midsole rocker and the Carbon X has it. The rocker helps runners and walkers make a faster transition from mid-stance to forward propulsion.
  4. LIGHTWEIGHT SHOE. Although the thicker midsole might throw you off, don't be deceived. This is a lightweight shoe that resembles the featherweight of a track spike. Note: lightweight shoes are ideal for your shorter distance runs.
  5. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AN ELITE TO RUN FAST IN THESE SHOES. They have a soft but not too mushy rear sole for the heel strikers. This helps make it easier for all stride types to push off the ground faster. The upper practically vanishes while you're wearing the shoes, which makes you forget what's on your feet. We're convinced you'll enjoy this sublimely fast shoe.

 

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.


10 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD DO BEFORE THE SKYWAY 10K February 28, 2019 20:34 1 Comment

Who's Ready to Conquer the Skyway?!

Ready to Race? These 10 Tips Can Help

The Skyway 10K is this Sunday, and we've got some expert advice to share with you. Whether it's your first or second time running this bridge race, these tips can help you have a successful race day.

  1. Stop Training (for the most part) - At this point, your training should be tapering off until race day to very very easy walk/jogging.
  2. Don’t do anything new - No new boot camps. Don't help someone move to a new apartment. Don't try that new sushi restaurant until AFTER the race.
  3. Reduce stress - Try to reduce work/stress if possible. Saying NO to some things will help.
  4. Get sleep 2 nights before - Because you aren't going to sleep great the night before the race. Any race....
  5. Make a "Flat You" the night before - This a fun way of saying lay out your clothes the night before, including everything that will be on your body like a Garmin watch, Nathan belt, gels. Wear your most comfortable running shoes and wear a Sunny Runner shirt (and feel free to post an Instagram photo of "Flat You" with #SunnyRunner and #RunStPete)!
  6. Plan your trip to + from the race - Uber is always a good option. If you're driving (or being driven), consider roads like 1st Ave South as alternatives to I275, which will be a mess.
  7. Plan your poop - It’s ok to have to go more than once on race morning. That doesn’t mean anything is wrong.
  8. Make a movie in your mind - Visualize everything from the time you wake up to the time you get home. Also know how many drinks you plan on having after the race, if any.
  9. Change your mind - This is for fun. Tell yourself: I'm not intimidated by that bridge or the distance.
  10. Positive set talk - During the race, tell yourself, “I got this." Break up the run into smaller segments by looking ahead to something (pylon, crack in the road). When you get to it, audibly say “yes!” And then pick the next one, all the way to the finish.

We Wish You the Best of Luck!

If you like this kind of advice, that's exactly what we do in the store every day. Feel free to visit our store and let our expert staff take you through our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process. It's free! This in-depth gait analysis is specifically designed to help runners and walkers find the right shoe just for you. Plus we can help you identify problem areas and provide tips for areas of improvement.

Limited Edition Bridge Shirts

And don't forget to come in and get our awesome Bridge Shirts ("I Got 99 Problems and a Bridge Ain't One) before we run out! Limited supply in store.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Blog by Cody Angell, Owner of St. Pete Running Company