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5 RUNNING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS YOU MIGHT NOT BE TAKING (BUT SHOULD BE) July 06, 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

727-800-5043

Mon-Fri: 10AM - 7PM

Sat: 10AM - 6PM

Sun: 12PM - 5PM

 

 

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


12 CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR HER AND FOR HIM December 03, 2016 14:41

 Need Gift Ideas?

 

Here's Our 6 Christmas Gift Ideas For Her and

6 Christmas Gift Ideas For Him!

 

*HER*

1. Gift Card for Shoe Fitting

Perfect for the runner and walker when she needs shoes! We'll take HER through our StrideSmart Fit Process for just the right pair.

2. Really Good Running Socks

All of our running socks have wicking fabrics and are extremely comfortable. And some cute colors for HER.

3. Sports Bra (or Gift Card for Sports Bra Fitting)

If you want us to fit HER for the perfect bra, feel free to get a gift card! Check out THIS BLOG for more details about a great bra fitting.

4. Under Armour Outfit

We now carry Under Armour clothing that she's going to love. Come in and pick an outfit or get a gift card so she can pick out HER own.

5. Massage Ball MB5

One of the best massage balls for the hips and glutes. She will love it!

6. Garmin Watch

When you really want to spoil HER! We've got a great selection of Garmin smartwatches.

 

 

*HIM*

1. Gift Card for Shoe Fitting

Perfect for the runner and walker when he needs shoes! We'll take HIM through our StrideSmart Fit Process for just the right pair.

2. Really Good Running Socks

All of our running socks have wicking fabrics and are extremely comfortable. And color options for HIM.

3. Compression Pants or Shorts

Compression tights and pants for HIM made by 2XU are excellent for racing and recovery. They decrease muscle soreness and help increase blood flow.

4. Under Armour Outfit

We now carry Under Armour clothing for HIM that he's going to love. Come in and pick an outfit or get a gift card so she can pick out his own.

5. Foot Massager

After a long day, he will love kicking back and rolling his feet on this foot massager.

6. Nutrition

Fuel is important for HIM while he is training and racing. From tablets, gels, chews, protein bars, and more, find a variety of flavors that he'll enjoy.

 

 

 

 

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


3 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THE ALL-NEW GARMIN FORERUNNER 35 October 25, 2016 14:50

New Garmin Watches In Store

Forerunner 35

Say hello to the Forerunner 35! This no-nonsense running watch displays just what's important to you.



What We Love About the FR 35

1. SIMPLICITY- For the walker or runner who simply wants the basics, this is an easy to understand smartwatch.
2. HEART RATE OPTICAL SENSOR- No chest strap. Heart rate is monitored through the wrist.
3. PERFECT FIT- The FR 35 is small enough to wear on a daily basis, even when you aren't running.

 

 

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.
 


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.