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ARE YOUR FEET ON THE CLOUD? April 16, 2016 14:00

Responsive Running Shoes for Every Runner

Men's On Cloud 

Women's On Cloud

 

On Running at St. Pete Running Company

St. Pete Running Company is introducing a new brand. On Running Shoes are now in store. Here's what you need to know.

 

What You Need to Know About the Cloud 

  • Designed for runners who want a minimal running shoe with maximal cushioning

  • Super lightweight, flexible and responsive
  • Soft landing with an explosive takeoff
  • Forget about lacing up: The On Cloud features easy-entry lacing

Men's On Cloudsurfer

 

What You Need to Know About the Cloudsurfer

  • Agile and breathable
  • Cushioned while still highly responsive
  • Great neutral shoe for training and race competition
  • Cloud elements move individually to respond to individual gait

 Women's On Cloudflyer

 

What You Need to Know About the Cloudflyer

  • Soft landing of a training shoe with the dynamic kick of a rapid competitive shoe
  • Stability impulse promotes running motion without inward rotation
  • Wider surface area provides a stable stance for safe ride
    • Platform provides a natural range of motion and extra flexibility

     

    Ready to Put Your Feet in a Cloud?

    Come into St. Pete Running Company for your free StrideSmart Fitting Process and try On Running shoes to see how much your feet love the Cloud.

     

     

     

    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

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    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.


    WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ALTERNATING SHOES February 10, 2016 16:48

    The Benefits of Two Pairs of Shoes

    What's better than having a great pair of Running Shoes? Having two great pairs of Running Shoes! Here's why...

    Imagine that you could buy two cars for around $200. One would probably be a plush, comfortable SUV for longer, slower distance trips where comfort and reliability are important. Your other car would probably be a sporty, fast, and responsive car for zipping around town, short trips, and maybe even taking to the race track.

    Now apply the same concept for your footwear. Most of us know and understand the importance of having a soft cushioned trainer. These are great for our longer distance runs and walks. The cushioning and support make it more comfortable and offer plenty of protection for your feet.

    But we encourage you to think about the second pair of shoes.  These are footwear's equivalent to the Sports Car. A lightweight shoe is perfect for your shorter, faster runs. 

     

    Breakdown of Thicker vs. Thinner Shoes

    Cushioned Trainer

    (Thicker)

    • Lots of cushioning and protection from the ground

    • Comfortable for longer runs/walks

    • Emphasize on comfort over performance

    Lightweight Trainer or Flat

    (Thinner)

    • Lower geometry, meaning your foot is closer to the ground

    • Lighter weight typically = more speed

    • Better for use in the gym and great for working on your running form

     

    Find Your Break Even with Alternating Shoes

    We recommend alternating the two pairs of trainers based on your workout.

    The Long Run

    If you're going for a longer, slower run where cushioning and comfort are paramount, you'll want to use your thicker shoes.

    The Short Run

    If you are doing a shorter, faster run like speed work, tempo, or even a race then you would likely benefit from the lightweight shoe.

    Break Even

    For most of us, we need a "break even" point to know when to switch from one shoe to another. We believe that for most people, this point is around 40 minutes. Simply put, if you're running longer than 40 minutes, you'll probably want to use the thicker shoe. If you're running less than 40 minutes (working on form, tempo, speed work, or gym work) then you'll benefit greatly from switching to your lightweight pair. 

     

    The Fine Print of Shoe Buying

    • We're all different, and no single shoe fits everybody. It's important to get your stride and mechanics evaluated to make sure you're getting the right shoes for you and your needs.

    • Talk to us about you injuries because those play a factor in footwear selection.

    • Expect to run :05 seconds per mile faster in your lightweight shoes.

    • Usually the thicker shoes last a bit longer and are a bit more expensive.

    • We recommend wearing compression socks and also foam rolling your lower leg muscles when you first switch to a lightweight shoe.

     Blog by Cody Angell


    THE BEST SHOE FITTING PROCESS IN AMERICA November 06, 2015 22:04

    Why St. Pete Running Company is the Place to Get Fitted for Shoes

    Selecting the correct running shoes for you is an important decision, and not always an easy one. Shoes change each year and so does your body. We are so convinced about the importance of wearing the right shoes that we have developed a unique fitting process called StrideSmart. We are the only store in the world that uses this process.

    After going through our shoe fitting, customers usually leave our store with the correct footwear as well as an understanding of their stride. When asked, our expert staff can and often will suggest stretches, strengthening exercises, and adjustments to a person's running form.

    Initially, our expert staff will spend a few minutes listening. We want to learn more about you: goals, old shoes, injuries, challenges with running. We're here to help. Also, like any good shoe fitting, we measure your foot both seated and standing. We look at the length & width of your foot as well as your arch length.

    At St. Pete Running Company, this step in the shoe fitting process is just the tip of a very big ice burg.

    We want to get an understanding of the way your body moves. We will look at a few important things such as 1-legged squat & 2-legged squat to get an idea of your body's natural movement pattern.

    The StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process takes into account several important factors:

    • Individual needs
    • Injury history
    • Personal Goals
    • Body alignment
    • Running/walking form
    • Gait
    The running and gait analysis involved in a StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process is an in-depth evaluation. Some key things to note:
    • Takes little time out of a busy day (about 20 minutes on average)
    • Shoe fitting is not just for runners, but also designed for walkers and joggers of all abilities.
    Interested in your free StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process? Stop by St. Pete Running Company any time during operating hours. No appointment necessary. No obligation to make a purchase. This shoe fitting process will change the way you select running and walking shoes. We're proud of the way our process helps athletes of all abilities maximize their potential.
    Have you made mistakes in selecting running shoes in the past? You're not alone. Find out The 3 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Selecting Running Shoes.

     

    Come Get Fitted for Your Next Pair of Shoes

    St. Pete Running Company is located in the LA Fitness shopping center right across the street from Tyrone Mall.

    Phone: 727-800-5043

    Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710

    Store Hours:

    M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

     

     

     

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


    RUNNING CLASS ANNOUNCED IN ST. PETE October 01, 2014 11:00

    St. Pete Running Company is hosting another round of our popular Running Classes.  Last time we did this back in June we instructed over 200 students to a more efficient running form. 65% of Runners will have an injury THIS YEAR! Don't become a statistic! A full description of the courses are below. These classes are open and informative and are a great tool to help you get started on your running journey. The cost to attend is $5 per class, and each participant will receive a $10 St. Pete Running Company  $10 Voucher to spend in our Running Store.

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    Running 101.  Saturday, October 4th at 8:00 AM.  Also bring cash because we're having a coffee truck there from 7:00 - 10:00!   RSVP to our Facebook Event

    Description:  If you've never run 1 mile in your life, this class is for you! This is for beginner to intermediate runners who want to learn the basics of proper run technique. We start with how to put your foot on the ground, and continue on from there. Like everything else we do, this is meant to be a friendly and non-intimidating class which will be perfect for the non-runner. The whole class will last approximately 1 hour and there won't actually be much running involved.  We will be outside moving around, so bring a bottle of water and wear your running shoes. The end result is that you will leave the class with a strong understanding of what's required to run efficiently.

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    Running Refresh Class. Sunday, October 5th at 8:00 AM. RSVP to our Facebook Event

    Description:  Come to this class if you can't make Saturday's class or if you've already taken one of our classes in the past and just want to freshen up on your running technique. The class will be designed for beginner to intermediate runners and we will go over how to run more efficiently. Depending on class size we will break off into smaller group and work on some running technique drills.  This class will be a great reminder those who already "get it" as to why cadence, positioning and posture are important. Also by the end of this class you should know how to reduce the loading forces on your knees, hips and back and use your tendons more when you run.... (That's a good thing!)

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    Running 201.  Saturday, October 11th at 8:00 AM. This class will last approximately 1 hour and we will be outside moving around. This builds on the foundations we learned in running 101. We will go over much of the Running 101 curriculum as well so if you missed class on Oct 4th, that's okay. This class will incorporate some running technique drills which are designed to help with positioning of your hips and legs. This class is designed for beginner to intermediate runners and is sure to be informative. Usually this is the biggest class we have when we run this course!

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    Running 301. Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 AM. This is designed for beginners all the way up to advanced runners. Learn techniques and drills that elite runners incorporate into their everyday training regimen to become more efficient at running. We will build from what we learned in Running 101 and 201, and although prior attendance isn't required, it is certainly encouraged. 75% of this class is outside and the final 25% will be inside using foam rollers and body weight exercises. The end result is that you will have a daily routine and will have a thorough understanding of training practices which will improve efficiency

    If you have any questions about this or any of our classes, please contact us via e-mail