5 RUNNING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS YOU MIGHT NOT BE TAKING (BUT SHOULD BE) July 6, 2017 08:00
Safety Tips for Runners/Walkers
When you go for a walk or a jog, do you take these safety precautions?
1. Wear an ID
It's very important to have some form of identification, such as an emergency wristband. That way if anything were to happen, your essential information would be readily available.
2. Tell Someone Where You're Going
Be sure to tell a trusted family member or friend the route you will be walking/jogging and your expected return time. If you have a GPS watch with live tracking, don't make that info public, but send it to a close friend or family member.
3. Wear Reflective Gear in Low-Light Conditions
Make it very easy for others (especially drivers) to see you, even if it's during the day.
4. Fuel During Runs Longer than 45 Minutes
On longer runs, don't allow your body to deplete. Fuel with energy gels or other electrolyte replenishers.
5. Plan for Water Stops
Make a route that passes water fountains, or carry water with you to prevent dehydration.
Where to Get Equipped?
Look no further than your local running store!
St. Pete Running Company
6989 22nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33710
Mon-Fri: 10AM - 7PM
Sat: 10AM - 6PM
Sun: 12PM - 5PM
Blogger Bria is a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company.
WANT TO TRY RUNNING ON A TRACK? HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! June 21, 2016 20:59 1 Comment
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.
"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
Here is what people have to say about our program.
"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.
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.
CHAMPIONS BREAKFAST WITH AN OLYMPIAN June 8, 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
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
- A Run along the beach with friends and also a former Olympic Runner.
- A Self Defense class that might save yours or someone elses life.
- All you can eat breakfast.
- A $20 ASICS Gift Card to spend at St. Pete Running Company
- 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 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.
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