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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.


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.


COME MEET PRO TRIATHLETE CHRIS LEGH! November 06, 2015 21:50 1 Comment

Ironman Chris Legh

It's not every day you get to meet an Ironman Champion. Australian Chris Legh has logged over 85 worldwide professional race wins. A two-time Ironman Triathlon Champion and a five-time Australian National Champion, Chris has also earned 10 top-4 Ironman finishes, as well as two top-10 Hawaii Ironman World Championship finishes. From 1999 to 2000, he held the world number-one ranking in long course triathlons.
2x Ironman Champion:
  • 2004 Ironman Coeur D'alene
  • 2000 Ironman California
Chris divides his time between Melbourne, Australia and Boulder, CO with his wife, Sarah, and two children.
For this special occasion, Chris will be visiting the Tampa Bay area and St. Pete Running Company November 19th and 20th. We'll have two events with Chris Leigh, so don't miss your chance to meet a legend!

Run with a Champion

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM

It's not every day you get to run with an Ironman Champion. Our Thursday Group Run will be packed! Get here early and meet Chris Legh, who will be joining us for our Group Run. All levels are welcome, including walkers, joggers, and runners. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that you won't want to miss.

Breakfast with a Champion

It's also not every day you get to eat breakfast with an Ironman Champion. This is an event you won't want to miss.

A Champion's Breakfast at Caddy's on the Beach

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Cost: $20

Join us for this special event. All-you-can-eat breakfast with healthy options will be served at Caddy's in Treasure Island, Florida, on Friday, November 20th at 8:00 AM. Cost is $20 per person. There will be food, fun, camaraderie and plenty of giveaways. Chris Legh will be the keynote speaker and he will tell you fun, fascinating, and often hilarious experiences he's had while racing triathlon over the past two decades. This is a unique and rare chance to have breakfast with an Ironman legend.

ALL ATTENDEES RECEIVE GREAT SWAG

For the cost of $20, each attendee will get all-you-can-eat breakfast with healthy options. Also included: a Special Edition Newton Running Florida Shirt and a $20 Gift Card to spend on your next pair of Newton Running Shoes at St. Pete Running Company.

 

 

 

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

CUSTOMER FAMILY SPOTLIGHT: NIKKI B. October 13, 2015 13:40

Q & A with St. Pete Supermom Nikki B.

  1. What got you into running & what got you BACK into running? In high school I ran track. Although I performed well, I did NOT like or appreciate it. After getting married and having children, I started going to the gym more and meeting different people participating in the group classes that would talk about running. Someone invited me to run with them in a running group and I decided to give it another try as an adult. I’ve been running ever since. It does mean juggling my duties as a wife and working mom, but having the support of my husband ensures that I get it done even if it means waking up early in the morning . . ."a happy wife = a happy life!"
  1. What do you like about running?  I’m truly a social runner. I love meeting new people, talking to new people, encouraging people, and challenging myself. I’m also very careful to be sure running stays fun for me.  Each and every time I run in the neighborhood or at a race, I’m thankful and proud. I obtained by RRCA running certification for the sole purpose of encouraging others who have a desire to move (running or walking) but haven’t felt or had the support to take the first step.
  1. Describe the running community in St. Pete.  I LOVE the running community. I’ve met some great people, got great tips, ran great routes, and have so much encouragement from those who know me and from random strangers! In the past I’d never run with a group unless I knew I wouldn’t be last. I’ve quickly learned that regardless of speed and ability, you will be accepted.  It’s my personal goal to ensure others are supported when they take their first steps.  No matter what day or time I need to run, there’s always a partner or group I can run with.
  1. Favorite post-run meal? Greek yogurt with fruit for weekday runs. A good solid meal after a race (meat, veggies, bread) and adult beverage cocktail!
  1. Which Garmins do you use & what do you like about them?  I’m a HUGE fan of Garmin FR 920! It has changed my moving habits tremendously and I HIGHLY recommend it to people of all fitness levels. I never take it off.  Additionally, I just treated myself to a Garmin 620 and have learned so much about my running.  Those 2 devices are keeping me going, yet keeping me happy.

Anything else cheeky that people would like to know?  I am the scariest person you can meet, but love challenges that test my physical ability! I’m not talking about riding roller coasters though. I have some major fitness goals that would amaze people but remember my name because you WILL see it when I accomplish the goals!

 

 

 

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