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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


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.
 


NUTRITION AND RUNNING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW February 23, 2016 11:01

Guest blog by Eric Lawton, NESTA Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach and owner of Max Muscle St. Pete

FUEL THE RIGHT WAY FOR YOUR RUN

What type of pre-, intra- and post-nutrition do you need for the sport of running?

The answer: It Depends!

First, you must determine your exercise goals. Ask yourself what type of running you'll be doing. The nutrition required to train for a distance marathon is vastly different from the nutrition required by a runner looking to lose body fat. Without getting into a lengthy science lesson, let's cover a couple of basics that benefit all runners.

 

POST-WORKOUT BASICS FOR NUTRITION

The 30 minutes or so immediately following exercise is the single most important window in an athlete's day where proper nutrition is hypercritical. We call this the post-exercise anabolic window. All exercise creates metabolic stress on the body which triggers numerous biological chain reactions including hormone production. Without recovery nutrition, the athlete will experience negative progression in performance. Post exercise needs:
  • High glycemic carbohydrates to replenish lost glycogen stores- includes bananas, melon, honey, white bread, white rice, sugar

  • Amino acids from protein to repair damaged muscle cells- includes whey

  • Vitamins and electrolytes to provide the 'blueprints' for the carbs and protein to be used properly.

Fast acting carbs reload depleted glycogen and spike insulin raising blood sugar to help flood muscles with nutrients.

Protein needs to be immediately available for use without added digestion. An ideal post-exercise protein is a whey hydro-isolate protein supplement mixed with water, juice or other liquid of your choice. The amino acids will 'ride along' with the insulin blood sugar spike from the carbs and repair damaged muscles so you will be ready to exercise again.

 

Have other questions? Don't let the name fool you....Max Muscle St. Pete is staffed with certified fitness nutrition coaches for all athletes.

Max Muscle St. Pete

6848 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710

(727) 343-3648

 


THE GATORADE PRODUCTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT May 16, 2015 07:00


Here at St. Pete Running Company, we carry a specialized line of Gatorade products that most stores don't have. That line is called Gatorade Endurance. The products are specialized for endurance athletes like runners and triathletes. Gatorade Endurance is NOT regular Gatorade or G2. It is an elite line of sports nutrition for endurance athletes who have specific fueling needs and performance goals.

Used on Major Race Courses In America

Train smart. Train with the products you'll be given during your race. On all major marathon courses, and on every 70.3 mile race and Ironman race in the U.S., the volunteers will be handing you Gatorade Endurance products.

Fun Fact: At Ironman, they will serve orange flavored Gatorade Endurance Formula drink during the bike, and lemon-lime flavored Gatorade Endurance Formula drink on the run.

Tip For Endurance Training: Shoot for 60 grams of carbs per hour of workout.

 

Products We Carry

    Gatorade Endurance Formula

    Part of a five-electrolyte blend which includes sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and chloride, Gatorade Endurance Formula is a specialized sports drink designed to provide hydration during prolonged training and racing when fluid and electrolyte losses can be significant. It has 2X the sodium and 3X the potassium of regular Gatorade.

       

        Carb Energy Drink

        Carb Energy Drink is a liquid blend of carbs and B-vitamins that’s formulated to fuel muscles. Great to drink before a long run as it is configured for an endurance athlete.

           

            Carb Energy Chews

            Carb Energy Chews are designed as fuel for both before and during long-distance training and racing. One package of chews provides carbohydrate energy and electrolytes to help you perform at your peak. Their texture is easy to chew, making them the perfect fuel on the go. Plan to eat one chew every fifteen to twenty minutes on a bike ride.

               

                Gatorlytes

                Gatorytes are a special, supplemental five-electrolyte blend of sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride and calcium created for salty sweaters and cramp-prone athletes. Mix with any 20-ounce Gatorade drink to enhance.

                   

                    Endurance Formula Thirst Quencher Powder

                    Endurance Formula Thirst Quencher Powder has nearly double the sodium (300mg) and triple the potassium (140mg) of original Gatorade. Endurance Formula is a specialized sports drink, designed to hydrate athletes engaging in prolonged training and racing when fluid, electrolyte and carbohydrate losses can be significant.

                       

                       

                       

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