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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.


      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?

        1. Accountability

          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.

                       

                       

                      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.


                      WOMEN'S RUNNING CLINIC April 16, 2016 13:45

                      Celebrating Women's Health

                      Women's Running Clinic with Mobile Mammography

                      Women's Running Class

                      RSVP on Facebook

                      When: Saturday, Apr 16th from 9:00-10:00 AM
                      Where: St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33710
                      Who: All ladies are welcome
                      Cost: $10 (all participants receive a $10 Gift Card to the store)
                      We're celebrating women's health with this ladies-only running class followed by mammograms with Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography. 
                      In this class, you'll learn about proper running stride, how to avoid getting injured, techniques for maximizing efficiency, and how to train for success.
                      The length of the class is approximately one hour. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. The cost of this class is $10 per person. You may preregister in store or pay day of class. Class participants will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to St. Pete Running Company.

                      Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography

                      Mammograms with Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography

                      When: Saturday, Apr 16th from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM
                      Where: St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33710
                      Who: All ladies are welcome (no prescription required for ages 40+)
                      Cost: Insurances are accepted
                      Anyone who gets their mammogram done with the bus is at the store will receive a $10 Gift Card to St. Pete Running Company.
                      If you'd like to schedule your appointment ahead of time, call 813-601-1925 or visit www.tampabaymobilemammography.com to schedule the appointment on-line. You can come and be seen on a first come, first serve basis. They do take insurance.

                      We Support Women's Health 

                      For all the ladies who come to Women's Running Clinic AND do their Mammogram while Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography is at St. Pete Running Company, we'll take 50% off a sports bra purchase.
                      Find out why a good sports bra is essential: Runner's Review of Moving Comfort.

                       

                       

                       

                       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.