READY FOR A HALF MARATHON? TRAIN WITH US! July 9, 2016 14:09 1 Comment
Half Marathon Training Program
Want to run a Half Marathon? Join St. Pete Running Company for our Inaugural Half Marathon Training Course. The program is expected to cap at 50 people.
This is a comprehensive half marathon training program for novice or intermediate runners.
- The enrollment begins on Monday, July 11th
- Training with our expert coaching staff commences on Saturday, November 5th
- The target race is The St. Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon on the weekend of January 13-15th, 2017
- Training will consist of 2-3 structured runs each week
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.
Training will primarily take place in and around St. Pete at Various locations.
- 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 Wednesday nights at Admiral Farragut Academy, 501 Park Street North in St. Petersburg.
- Recovery Run – A slow & steady run to help your body recover from the stresses of training. These will take place on Monday nights at St. Pete Running Company or on your own from home.
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.
Here's a clip from our Wednesday Night 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: $250 (Pre-enrollment rate is $199 if purchased prior to 11/5--that's only $20 a week!)
- 10% Discount in store purchases until 1/15/17
- Caps at 50 people
Find Out More at our Info SeminarsHalf Marathon Info Seminar: Find out more and get your questions answered at these three Info Seminars
- Tuesday, Aug 9th at 6:00 PM
- Monday, Sept 12th at 6:00 PM
- Thursday, Oct 27th at 6:00 PM
5 REASONS TO JOIN A RUNNING CLUB June 15, 2016 12:57
Ready to Become a Better Runner?
Get Motivated with People Like You!
How does joining a Running Club help you and your running?
You'll have people supporting you and encouraging you.2. Avoid Injury
With expert coaching, you can learn proper techniques.
3. Get Faster
With scheduled training and consistency, you'll begin to notice your race times decreasing.
4. Gain Confidence
With expert coaching, encouragement, and support, you'll discover that you're not only a capable runner, but that your improvement will increase your confidence in yourself.
5. Enjoy the Fun
What they say is true: Runners in a group have more fun!
Join Run St. Pete
Ready to join a running club? Then visit Run St. Pete, a private Facebook Group that you can request to join. Group membership is free.
Check out the St. Pete Running Company Track Program
When: Wednesday Evenings 6:30 PM (arrive at least 15 minutes early)
Where: Admiral Farragut Academy ()
Cost: $15 per session or buy a pass. (5 sessions $50, 11 sessions for $99 +you get a $30 jug of Gatorade Endurance Formula )
Questions? Contact the store or post your questions on the Run St. Pete Group Page.
5 DAY STREAK AT ST PETE RUNNING COMPANY May 27, 2016 12:14 1 Comment
Let's Enjoy National Running Day All Week!
We're celebrating National Running Day (June 1st), but we couldn't fit everything we wanted to do into one day. So we've expanded the event into a week-long celebration!
The 5 Days of Running Challenge
What is Streak Week all about? No, it's not nude running. It's a running streak of 5 Fun Runs hosted by St. Pete Running Company!
Every day for a week starting on National Running Day (June 1st), we'll be hosting fun Group Runs for all levels, including walkers. Participants will receive one raffle ticket for each event they attend. There will be a drawing at the last event with the chance to win a gift card to St Pete Running Company.
Take the Challenge and Win PrizesEach event you participate in you will receive a raffle ticket. The more events you join us for the more chances to win a prize. Everyone who participates in the 5 Days of Running Challenge (walkers and joggers) will be entered in a drawing to win a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card!
Run With Us For A Week
DAY 1: Open Track Workout
Wednesday June 1st at 6:30 PM (meet at Admiral Farragut)
Track Night is a fun, formatted workout with expert coaches! Come early if this is your first track night (around 6:00 PM). If you haven't already, join our Run St. Pete Facebook Group. This is a great opportunity to check out the St. Pete Running Company track program at a hugely discounted cost (drop-in rate only $5). Meet at Admiral Farragut Academy Track, address 501 Park Street North, St. Petersburg.
DAY 2: SPRC Fun Run
Thursday June 2nd at 6:30 PM (meet at store)
Our Thursday Night Group Run is always a Fun Run! Meet at St. Pete Running Company for this casual walk/jog.
DAY 3: Friday Night Beer Run
Friday June 3rd at 6:30 PM (meet at store)
Join us for a Fun Run followed by beer! Meet at St. Pete Running Company for this casual walk/jog out and back on the Pinellas Trail. Then we'll enjoy some beers together afterward.
DAY 4: Roll, Run, Roll
Saturday June 4th at 9:00 AM (meet at store)
Let's Roll! Join us for this awesome workout where you'll give your muscles some much needed foam rolling. This will be especially important during the 5 Days of Running Challenge. Meet at St. Pete Running Company. We'll spend 20 minutes foam rolling, then we'll head out on a very slow-paced jog for 20 minutes, and we'll finish up with 20 minutes of foam rolling. Your body will thank you.
DAY 5: Sunrise Beach Run
Sunday June 5th at 8:00 AM (meet at Caddy's on the Beach)
This is the final Challenge in our streak. Let's Party! Join us for a Fun Run or Walk on the beach. We'll meet at Caddy's on the Beach located at 9000 W Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706. First, we'll run or walk a casual 5K or so on the beach. Then we'll celebrate Streak Week and enjoy breakfast and drinks at Caddy's. Specials just for us include $3 Mimosas / $5 Bloody Marys and 15% Off Entire Check. There will be complimentary bottled water. We'll also have a cabana just for our group. All are welcome! The drawing for a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card will take place here for all participants who completed the 5 Days of Running Challenge.
Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.
9 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT SPEEDWORK May 13, 2016 17:54
Track Program Underway with St. Pete Running Company
Ready to take your running to the next level?
The idea of speedwork, track workout, or anything involving the word "speed" might intimidate the average runner. Is that you? Then you'll be interested to find out these 9 things you may not know about speedwork from St. Pete Running Company owner Cody Angell.
1. Speedwork is not just for fast people.
Regular and newer runners can benefit as much if not more from going to the track weekly.
2. Speedwork teaches proper pacing.
Doing Speedwork can ingrain a sense of pacing. Being on a track regularly can teach how to "hit your splits." It also teaches how to manage effort throughout the duration of a run.
3. Speedwork is not the same thing as sprinting.
Not all track runners are Usain Bolt! Even if you're running at a very slow pace, running intervals on the track will be beneficial.
4. We refer to intervals as the wrong thing.
Most of us think that during a track workout the "interval" is running. By definition the interval is technically the break between repetitions. For example, a 1-minute interval is basically describing taking a break between running.
5. Misery loves company.
When running with a group of people on the track you'll find that it feels easier to perform the work than it would feel while doing it by yourself.
6. Accountability is a huge component of Speedwork.
Having the knowledge that a group of people are expecting you to be on the track and to run with them is a powerful motivator. Also, if one runner in the group is having a bad day, the others runners can "pull them through" a workout.
7. Speedwork should be progressive.
If done consistently, speed training should be progressive in nature. It should start easy and then increase the amount of work done each time. This can be done by changing the volume and intensity of the repetitions, or reducing the recovery between those reps.
8. Speed Training equals better racing.
We recommend simulating the race within training. Training on the track can often get you ready for your big day. Your body will know what it feels like to run at race pace. Running a race without doing Speedwork is like taking a test without studying.
9. Track teaches more than just speed.
Your body will learn better running economy. You'll be able to absorb lactic acid better. It's likely that your stride will become more powerful and efficient if you add drills to the mix. Also, it gives your body something called after burn, which means you'll be burning more calories after running Speedwork than you normally would.
Ready for a safe and fun Speedwork environment?
Join the Run St. Pete Facebook Group to get more info about the St. Pete Running Company Track Training Program. Feel free to ask the coaches a question, and check out the posts to see what has everyone so excited about Speedwork. Also feel free to visit the Training page on our site where you'll find more details and FAQs.
We have assembled an expert coaching team to help you become more efficient and faster at running.Coaches:
Chris McCaffrey, employee at St. Pete Running Company and Personal Running Coach.
Dr. Brian Fullem, Clearwater based Sports Podiatrist, Author, Coach and former elite runner.
Cody Angell, St. Pete Running Company.
Check out this video from the most recent track workout!
Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.