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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.


THE SECRET TO INCREASING YOUR RANGE OF MOTION July 06, 2016 16:13

Injured? Limited Functional Mobility? Try Ki-Hara.

Karen Gonzalez employing Ki-Hara method on Cody Angell

Physical Therapist in Store July 14th

Karen Gonzalez will be seeing clients on Thursday, July 14th starting at 4:30 PM at St. Pete Running Company. Make your appointment today for your 30-minute session before the slots fill up! Cost is only $30 for expert advice and a demonstration of Ki-Hara. Call her at 727-481-1694 to schedule your session.

About Karen

Karen Gonzalez has been a registered physical therapist for 20 years. She's a Certified Ki-Hara Master Trainer and a Certified Level I Track and Field Coach with the USATF specializing in proper mechanics and treatment of injuries.

What is Ki-Hara?

Ki-Hara is an exercise system involving resistance stretching. Olympians and pro-athletes have attributed success to their stringent Ki-Hara training.

Benefits of Ki-Hara include:

  • Increased Range of Motion
  • Improvement of Functional Mobility
  • Recovery and Decreased Muscle Soreness

To find out more about Karen's expertise, visit her website.

 

 

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


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.

Here is what people have to say about our 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

"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.

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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?

    1. Accountability

      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.

                   

                   

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

                  8 TIPS FOR NEW RUNNERS May 03, 2016 11:06

                  New to Running?

                  Start With These 8 Key Tips

                   

                  1. Don't wait to get started
                  Start where you are because it's really easy to talk yourself out of starting at all.
                  2.  Ease into it
                  Setting goals is important, but don't set inappropriate or unattainable goals as a new runner. Overdoing it can lead to injury and discouragement. Talk to people about your goals not only for the support but for the accountability.
                  3. Shoes and Bras DO matter
                  A proper pair of running shoes and good, supportive sports bra will make your transition into running much easier. At St. Pete Running Company, our StrideSmart Shoe Fitting process is one of the best in the country when it comes to getting into just the right shoe for you. Find out all about the top sports bra for runners in the country.
                          4. Eat more, not less
                  Don't decrease your calorie intake when you start running because your body will start thinking it is "starving" and store extra fat cells. You need enough calories for your body to burn.
                  5. Alternate Shoes
                  Best running practices include alternating between a distance trainer and a lightweight trainer. Having extra cushion during longer runs often helps prevent sore feet, while lighter shoes for shorter distances will help with efficiency.
                  6. Run With a Group or a Friend
                  A running group like the FREE 6:30 PM Group Runs  at St. Pete Running Company are not only great for the encouragement and support, but there is safety in numbers. This also helps keep you accountable.
                  7. Stay hydrated and get plenty of rest
                  Drinking enough water is important, as is replenishing electrolytes. A good night's sleep allows your body to repair itself.
                  8. Smile
                  Because you took the first steps to getting started, you should be proud of yourself.

                   

                   

                   

                   

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