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HALF MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM ANNOUNCED July 25, 2018 12:18

Ready to Start Training For Your First or Next Half?

Join Our Half Marathon Training Program

Half Marathon Training

Want to run a Half Marathon? Join St. Pete Running Company for our 10-week Half Marathon Training Course starting September 10th. The program caps at 50 people.

Half Marathon Info Seminar: Find out more and get your questions answered

Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00 PM

You can also join our Group Run afterward at 6:30 PM

Half Marathon Sign-Up Party

Monday, August 27th at 6:00 PM

We'll have giveaways! Meet the coaches and learn about the class.

What?

This is a comprehensive half marathon training program for novice or intermediate runner who want guidance and leadership to help achieve your goal. You don't have to be a veteran runner to benefit from this training group. We'll get you to the finish line confident, healthy & happy.

 

When?

  • This ten-week course commences on Monday, September 10th at 6:30 PM, meeting at St Pete Running Company.
  • The target race is The St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon on Sunday, November 18th, 2018.
  • Training will consist of 3 structured & supervised runs each week including a long run, speed workout and easy run.

    Why?             

    There are a lot of reasons why you should run a half marathon.

    • Accomplishment, physical fitness, weight management through the holidays, injury prevention and most importantly…. It’s FUN!
    • Camaraderie from dozens of other like-minded runners.
    • Accountability – it’s much easier to make yourself go to training if you know there is a friendly & supportive group waiting for you to join them!
    • Guidance: We have an expert team of coaches who will guide you from start to finish. We believe in educating runners so expect to learn a lot about running throughout this course.

    Where?

    Training will take place from St. Pete Running Company, the nearby parks, neighborhoods and the Pinellas Trail.

    • Long Run – will vary throughout our area. Plenty will be hosted from our home location of St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave North. You will be able to leave your belongings in the store and have bathroom facilities before/during/after training.
    • Threshold & Speed Training – This will be integrated into our highly successful track program which meets on Wednesdays at Northside Christian School track.
    • Recovery Run – A slow & steady run to help your body recover from the stresses of training. These will take place on Monday nights at St. Pete Running Company or on your own from home.

    Who?

    This program is designed for Novice to Intermediate runners who usually share any/all of these goals.

    • Understand the importance of staying healthy and want guidance/leadership to help them achieve their goals.
    • Want to tick a half marathon off the bucket list.
    • Want to run a faster time than they have ever gone before.
    • Hope to enjoy running and make sure they’re not going to get injured.

     

    Here's a clip from our Wednesday Track Program

    Participants should be in good health and cleared by a doctor to be able to run. You should be able to complete a 3 mile walk/run before joining the training group. Yes, it’s okay to take walk breaks. 

    Cost: $200

      • Race entry discount for St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon
      • 10% Discount in store purchases until 11/18/18
      • Caps at 50 people

      If you have more questions please call the store 727-800-5043 or contact Cody.


      YOU ASKED FOR A 10K TRAINING PROGRAM AND WE'VE GOT ONE! October 07, 2017 14:00

      Ready to Start Training For a 10K?

      Join Our 10K Training Program

      Want to run a 10K? Join St. Pete Running Company for our 6-week 10K Training Course. The program caps at 50 people.


      10K Training Info Seminars:

      Find out more and get your questions answered

      Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 PM

      AND

      Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 PM

      at St. Pete Running Company

      What?

      This is a comprehensive training program for novice or intermediate runners who want guidance and leadership to help achieve your 10K goal. You don't have to be a veteran runner to benefit from this training group. We'll get you to the finish line confident, healthy & happy.

       

      When?

      • This six-week course commences on Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 AM, meeting at St Pete Running Company.
      • The target race is St. Pete Beach Classic on the weekend of January 13th, 2018.
      • Training will consist of 3 structured & supervised runs each week including a long run, speed workout and tempo run.

        Why?             

        There are a lot of reasons why you should run a 10K.

        • Accomplishment, physical fitness, weight management through the holidays, injury prevention and most importantly…. It’s FUN!
        • Camaraderie from dozens of other like-minded runners.
        • Ease Into Longer Distances -  a 10K can help you become more confident in your ability to do longer distances like 15K, half marathon, and full marathon
        • Accountability – it’s much easier to make yourself go to training if you know there is a friendly & supportive group waiting for you to join them!
        • Guidance: We have an expert team of coaches who will guide you from start to finish. We believe in educating runners so expect to learn a lot about running throughout this course.

        Where?

        Training will take place from St. Pete Running Company, the nearby parks, neighborhoods and the Pinellas Trail.

        • Long Run – will vary throughout our area. Plenty will be hosted from our home location of St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave North. You will be able to leave your belongings in the store and have bathroom facilities before/during/after training.
        • Threshold & Speed Training – This will be integrated into our highly successful track program which meets on Wednesdays at Northside Christian School track.
        • Tempo Run – A shorter run that starts at an easy, relaxed pace and gradually increases into a race-pace effort. These will take place on Monday nights at St. Pete Running Company or on your own from home.

        Who?

        This program is designed for Novice to Intermediate runners who usually share any/all of these goals.

        • Understand the importance of staying healthy and want guidance/leadership to help them achieve their goals.
        • Want to tick a 10K off the bucket list.
        • Want to run a faster time than they have ever gone before.
        • Hope to enjoy running and make sure they’re not going to get injured.

         

        Here's a clip from our Wednesday Track Program

         

        Participants should be in good health and cleared by a doctor to be able to run. You should be able to complete a 3 mile walk/run before joining the training group. Yes, it’s okay to take walk breaks. 

        Cost: $120

          • Discount for your St. Pete Beach Classic race entry
          • 10% Discount in store purchases until 1/14/18


          If you have more questions please call the store 727-800-5043 or contact  Coach Jimmy.

           

          Coach Jimmy

           

           

           

           

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


          WANT TO DO A HALF? JOIN OUR HALF MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM! August 01, 2017 11:51

          Ready to Start Training For Your First or Next Half?

          Join Our Half Marathon Training Program

          Want to run a Half Marathon? Join St. Pete Running Company for our 10-week Half Marathon Training Course. The program caps at 60 people.

          Half Marathon Sign-Up Party

          Monday, August 14th at 6:00 PM

          We'll have giveaways! Meet the coaches and learn about the class.

          Half Marathon Info Seminar: Find out more and get your questions answered

          Thursday, August 24th at 6:00 PM

          What?

          This is a comprehensive half marathon training program for novice or intermediate runner who want guidance and leadership to help achieve your goal. You don't have to be a veteran runner to benefit from this training group. We'll get you to the finish line confident, healthy & happy.

           

          When?

          • This ten-week course commences on Saturday, September 9th at 8:00 AM, meeting at St Pete Running Company.
          • The target race is The St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon on the weekend of November 18th, 2017.
          • Training will consist of 3 structured & supervised runs each week including a long run, speed workout and easy run.

            Why?             

            There are a lot of reasons why you should run a half marathon.

            • Accomplishment, physical fitness, weight management through the holidays, injury prevention and most importantly…. It’s FUN!
            • Camaraderie from dozens of other like-minded runners.
            • Accountability – it’s much easier to make yourself go to training if you know there is a friendly & supportive group waiting for you to join them!
            • Guidance: We have an expert team of coaches who will guide you from start to finish. We believe in educating runners so expect to learn a lot about running throughout this course.

            Where?

            Training will take place from St. Pete Running Company, the nearby parks, neighborhoods and the Pinellas Trail.

            • Long Run – will vary throughout our area. Plenty will be hosted from our home location of St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave North. You will be able to leave your belongings in the store and have bathroom facilities before/during/after training.
            • Threshold & Speed Training – This will be integrated into our highly successful track program which meets on Wednesdays at Northside Christian School track.
            • Recovery Run – A slow & steady run to help your body recover from the stresses of training. These will take place on Monday nights at St. Pete Running Company or on your own from home.

            Who?

            This program is designed for Novice to Intermediate runners who usually share any/all of these goals.

            • Understand the importance of staying healthy and want guidance/leadership to help them achieve their goals.
            • Want to tick a half marathon off the bucket list.
            • Want to run a faster time than they have ever gone before.
            • Hope to enjoy running and make sure they’re not going to get injured.

             

            Here's a clip from our Wednesday Track Program

             

            Participants should be in good health and cleared by a doctor to be able to run. You should be able to complete a 3 mile walk/run before joining the training group. Yes, it’s okay to take walk breaks. 

            Cost: $200

              • $20 Off race entry for St. Pete Run Fest
              • 10% Discount in store purchases until 11/19/17
              • Caps at 50 people


              If you have more questions please call the store 727-800-5043 or contact  Coach Jimmy.

               

              Coach Jimmy

               

               

               

               

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


              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.


              CURIOUS ABOUT OUR GROUP RUNS? MY FIRST GROUP RUN IS FOR YOU! June 07, 2017 14:21

              Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM

              Have You Thought About Coming to Group Run?

              Curious about Group Run? Have you wondered what it's all about? Do you hesitate when it comes to joining a Group Run? Have you thought about going to a Group Run but decided not to because you don't know anyone?

              If you answered yes to any of the above questions, My First Group is for you! If you have never made it to a Group Run before simply due to scheduling conflicts, My First Group Run is for you!

              Would you like a Group Run that is non-intimidating? Stress Free? And Cost Free?

              My First Group Run is for you!

              Welcome First Timers to My First Group Run!

              We're so excited to introduce our new event called My First Group Run.

              You may have heard about the Free Group Runs at St. Pete Running Company every Monday and Thursday at 6:30 PM. We're putting on a special event just for first timers.

              Event Details

              My First Group Run

              Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM

              RSVP ON FACEBOOK

              Every first-time Group Runner will receive a $10 Gift Card to the store.

              There will also be reserved parking just for first timers!

              What to expect at My First Group Run:

              This Free Group Run is for all levels of walkers and joggers. When you arrive at St. Pete Running Company, there will be about a ten minute talk from a staff member explaining in detail the step-by-step process of what we do at Group Run, including a Q&A for those who have questions. We want you to feel very comfortable at our Group Run, so we'll have some current Group Runners available to pair up with you for the actual Group Run. We'll help you estimate what pace you plan to go and pair you up with someone who will be able to stay with you during the run or walk. Then we'll head out on a casual walk or jog with partners at whatever distance you are comfortable with up to a 5K. But if you'd like to do less distance, that's not a problem at all. We want this to be a stress-free and non-intimidating run or walk for you!

               

               

               

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