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WANT TO TRY RUNNING ON A TRACK? HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! June 21, 2016 20:59

Come Try Track Training for Free on June 22nd


We recently started a Track Training Program and we are delighted by how well it's going. People are having fun, working hard and already seeing results.

Come out Weds, June 22nd at 6:30 PM for a free session!
First timers, please arrive by 6:15 or sooner.
Location: Admiral Farragut Academy Track, 501 Park Street North, St. Petersburg, FL. 

 

Read on to see what participants have to say about our Track Program.

Here is what people have to say about our program.

"Track workout is VERY well structured. I'm running faster than I thought I would. My goal is to do a 5K in less than 30 minutes. This workout is going to help me achieve that. The whole environment with all the camaraderie is supportive. That's what I like best. Meeting great people." ~Donna

"This is my first time at track workout and it is fantastic. It helps to have other runners around. The people are so friendly and helpful." ~Sue

"I love it. The Coaches are the best. They believe in us." ~VJ

"I come every week. I've never run on a track before and it's definitely the best surface to run on. I finally learned what a 400 is. This workout is making me run faster. Well worth it." ~Richard

"I'm enjoying it very much. I haven't run on a track in 30 years, and I missed it. I'll be coming out every time as long as the program is going. Helps me run fast. I love it." ~Jonathan

"This is my first time at track workout. Great coaches and speedwork. This has helped push me more than I would've pushed myself. I like having someone to chase." ~Lisa

"I've been coming every week. It's great and I'm loving it. With everybody here, I can keep going. Someday I'm gonna be as fast as Coach Cody and Coach Chris." ~Bob

"I feel pushed to succeed, but not out of my comfort zone. Track workout gives me a great sense of pride. I just like running with others." ~Sam

 

 

 

 

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

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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.

                  CHAMPIONS BREAKFAST WITH AN OLYMPIAN June 08, 2016 11:25

                  Champions Breakfast with Todd Williams

                  Join us at one of St. Pete’s iconic venues for a one of a kind running event.

                  Go for a training run along the beach with Olympic Runner Todd Williams. Then, take a RunSafer class. Todd has developed a class which instructs you on what to do if you’re attacked. After that, have breakfast. This fun and informative event will cap at 100 people.

                   

                  When: Saturday, July 16th 8:00AM

                  What:

                  First, we will have a 20-30 min group run on the beach with Olympic Runner Todd Williams. This group run/walk is for people of all abilities.

                  Then we will have a Runsafer class on the sand. RunSafer is a program created by Todd Williams. This class will teach you safety techniques and tips to help protect yourself in a dangerous situation. Click here to learn more about Runsafer. http://www.runsafer.com/

                   We will finish with a breakfast and Q&A with Todd Williams. Todd will be tell you about his fun, and fascinating journey while running and training. We will be having an all you can eat breakfast at Caddy's on the Beach. There will be food, fun & camaraderie and plenty of giveaways.

                  Where: Caddy’s on the Beach 9000 West Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island, FL 33706

                  Cost: $20 

                  Attendees receive:

                  1. A Run along the beach with friends and also a former Olympic Runner.
                  2. A Self Defense class that might save yours or someone elses life.
                  3. All you can eat breakfast.
                  4. A $20 ASICS Gift Card to spend at St. Pete Running Company
                  5. A 3-pack of Running socks valued at $20

                  How to sign up: Click here to register or stop by St Pete Running Company.

                  About Todd Williams: Todd qualified for two Olympic Games 1992-1996 in the 10k and won twenty one US titles on the road, track and cross country course. His talent and hard work gave him the opportunity to compete all over the world against the best. After retiring from the professional running stage Todd decided to challenge himself in the world of Martial Arts. He chose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because he was told it was a very challenging, goal oriented art and would keep him very strong and fit. Well eight years later and countless hours studying and training Todd received his black belt in Jiu Jitsu.


                  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 Prizes

                  Each 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.


                  TRIATHLON COURSE AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY May 26, 2016 13:47

                  Tri Training at St. Pete Running Company

                  Is the Tri Course For Me?

                  First time triathlete? Interested in learning the basics? Want to improve on your tri skills? 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?

                  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.

                  Swim


                  Bike

                  Run
                  This Triathlon Course will be a 5 week clinic
                  Orientation for the course will be at St Pete Running Company on Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30 PM.

                  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

                  First Training Session on Saturday, June 18th at 8:00 AM meets at St. Pete Running Company.

                  The Triathlon training schedule includes 3 weekly sessions:

                  • Tuesday Evening swim 6:30 PM
                  • Wednesday night 6:30 PM track workout at Admiral Farragut
                  • Saturday Morning 8:00 AM Brick session, which is cycling and an easy run in the same workout.  We will meet at St. Pete Running Company.

                  We will be having a mock triathlon during the course to practice what a triathlon is like.

                  Goal Race: Participants are encouraged to sign up for a triathlon. The Top Gun Tri race at Ft. Desoto will take place on July 23rd.

                   

                  Perks For Each Participant

                  Everyone who signs up for the course will receive:

                  •        3 weekly coached training sessions
                  • Triathlon race number belt

                  • 10% discount on everything in store during the course

                  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.

                  Questions? Email Jimmy jimmymichaelwilliams@gmail.com
                  NOTE: This course has a maximum capacity of 15 participants. Sign-up must be done in store.