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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.


7 TIPS FOR RUNNERS IN A RUT June 15, 2016 12:57

Stuck in the Middle?

Advice for the Mid-Level Runner

Have you noticed that as time goes on, it gets harder to get faster? Early in our running careers, the gains come easy and often. Later on, it gets tougher.
Here are 7 Tips for Intermediate Runners that will help push you along:

 

  • Change Things Up - If you fall into a rut or routine, find ways to change it up to prevent a lack of improvement.
  • Make Recovery a Priority - When it comes to running, recovery is very important. Don't push yourself into exhaustion. Make time for recovery.
  • Get the Necessary Tools - You're no longer a newbie, so get what you need to succeed as a runner. Foam rollers and Compression Apparel are essential for serious runners who want to prevent injury and recover from sore muscles.
  • Alternate your Shoes - One pair of shoes should be for shorter runs and one should be for longer runs. Check out THIS BLOG to find out more.
  • Make Realistic Goals - Don't compare yourself to "old" you from a few years ago. We are older now than we've ever been before. That might mean adjusting workouts accordingly.
  • Be Prepared to Change Shoes - Just because you've always worn a certain shoe doesn't mean it will always work for you. Be prepared to try out other shoes that might be better for you as you evolve as a runner.
  • Be Happy with Who You Are - Don't worry about what other people think. Unless you're a professional runner, your race times don't define who you are (even then, they only define your professional ranking). Be proud of your daily running accomplishments.

 

 

 

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


HOW 2XU COMPRESSION CAN MAKE YOUR MUSCLES HAPPY December 15, 2015 11:29

 

Recover Faster, Feel Stronger, and Improve Performance with 2XU Compression

What can 2XU (pronounced two-times-you) Compression do for you During Exercise?

    • Reduces Muscle Fatigue and Damage - Contains the muscle to reduce vibration, minimize damage and overall fatigue to enhance output.
    • Heightens Agility - Applied pressure to the skin surface increases sensory awareness for improved posture, agility, mobility, and stability.
    • Improves Performance -Heightened circulation, muscle oxygenation and less fatigue increases power and lowers heart rate for enhanced performance overall.
What can 2XU Compression do for you After Exercise?
    • Faster Recovery - Graduated pressure increases blood flow and shortens the recovery phase especially while sedentary.
    • Decreases Soreness - Efficient removal of blood lactate from exercising muscles to reduce swelling, speed muscle repair and reduce soreness.
    • Travel Protection from Edema and Blood Clots - Through heightened blood circulation, 2XU Compression helps reduce swelling in feet and ankles and lowers the risk of blood clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

Can 2XU Compression help Before Exercise?

    • Improves Circulation for Faster Warm-Up - Graduated compression increases blood circulation to the heart and lymph nodes for a faster, safer warm-up period before exercise.

THE NEW 2XU PRODUCTS YOU'LL LOVE

The MCS line from 2XU takes compression to a new level. MCS stands for Muscle Containment Stamping. MCS is a revolutionary fabric support system traced over key muscle, tendon and fascia groups to focus greater compression power to wrap precise areas and reduce muscle oscillation and damage.

Elite MCS Compression Calf Guards and Tights offer unparalleled power and protection against muscle trauma during activity. Graduated compression also offers recovery benefits post exercise.

 2XU PRODUCTS AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY

If you're eager to maximize your workouts with 2XU Compression products, such as tights, calf sleeves, socks, and more, visit St. Pete Running Company where you can try 2XU products on in store.

 

 

 

 Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a Customer Service Manager.


Top Six Christmas Gift Ideas from St. Pete Running Company December 05, 2015 12:30 1 Comment

How many weeks left until Christmas?!?

Yep, December 25th is right around the corner. THREE WEEKS away to be exact. If you're scrambling to find the perfect gifts for friends and family, look no further! St. Pete Running Company has you covered, even for those hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives.

Make this holiday a special one with these great gift ideas.

1. Gift Cards - How do shop for a picky person? Gift card! The great thing about a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card is that it's a unique, one-of-a-kind gift that supports a locally-owned business.

2. Sunny Runner Christmas Ornament - Another one-of-a-kind gift! The limited edition Sunny Runner Ornament features our logo and a tropical background with a palm tree decorated for Christmas. A must-have for every tree.

3. Trigger Point STK, Foam Roller, or Massage Ball - You can't go wrong with any of the Trigger Point items. They are great for active and sedentary people. Like a toothbrush for your body, the STK, foam roller, and massage ball smooths out muscles and helps with soreness.

4. St. Pete Running Company Shirts, Vests, and Jackets- Keep the one-of-a-kind theme going! Come into the store and browse through a wide variety of tops featuring our Sunny Runner logo.  Our long-sleeve tech shirt is a best-seller with several options for men and women.

5. SOCKS - Feetures, Bolega, Swiftwift, 2XU Compression Socks, and Sunny Runner Socks - For that tough to buy for friend or relative, you can't go wrong with socks. Check out the many options we have, including our one-of-a-kind Defeet Sock with the Sunny Runner Logo.

6. Garmin Forerunner 630 and FR 235 Smartwatches - Looking to really surprise someone special? The all-new FR 630 and FR 235 are now available! Come in to the shop to find out all about the latest features with these Garmin GPS Smartwatches.

 

 

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


THE TOP 3 BENEFITS OF COMPRESSION August 08, 2015 14:00 2 Comments

Why Compression?

1. Increased blood flow/circulation which reduces swelling and inflammation

The number one thing that compression does for athletes is increase circulation and blood flow, which is extremely important for swelling and inflammation reduction. The tight fit of compression pants, shorts, sleeves, socks, etc., causes the body to increase blood flow to those areas. During a workout, walk, run, or jog, that increased blood flow serves to keep muscles in a "warmed up" state that will reduce swelling/inflammation afterward.

2. Faster recovery time and reduced fatigue

Studies have shown that compression aids athletes in faster recovery and a reduction of fatigue after a workout or a race. Feel free to test it out. Wear your regular running apparel one day, and wear compression the next time you run the same distance. Go to the gym in your regular gym clothes, and the next time you workout at the gym, wear compression. See for yourself how much quicker you recover, and how much better you feel in those areas of your body where you wore compression.

3. Supports muscles (reduction of muscle movement)

Compression is intended to fit tightly and snugly on the body. The fabric is designed to support muscles and help reduce the amount of movement needed for specific muscles that can tire with overuse. For example, compression calf sleeves support the calf muscles. Calves work hard while an athlete is running, and sore calves can be prevented with compression sleeves or full-length compression socks.

 

Cody (far left) and Chris (far right) after a brutal workout with a Saucony ambassador. Their compression shorts and socks make a huge difference for their recovery.

 

Which compression to wear?

Come in to St. Pete Running Company and check out our variety of compression apparel options, from socks to sleeves to shorts to capri-length pants to full-length pants.

If you've never tried compression before, do yourself a favor and try it today. Your body will thank you.

 

 

 

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