READY FOR A HALF MARATHON? TRAIN WITH US! July 9, 2016 14:09 1 Comment
Half Marathon Training Program
Want to run a Half Marathon? Join St. Pete Running Company for our Inaugural Half Marathon Training Course. The program is expected to cap at 50 people.
This is a comprehensive half marathon training program for novice or intermediate runners.
- The enrollment begins on Monday, July 11th
- Training with our expert coaching staff commences on Saturday, November 5th
- The target race is The St. Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon on the weekend of January 13-15th, 2017
- Training will consist of 2-3 structured runs each week
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.
Training will primarily take place in and around St. Pete at Various locations.
- 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 Wednesday nights at Admiral Farragut Academy, 501 Park Street North in St. Petersburg.
- 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.
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 Night 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: $250 (Pre-enrollment rate is $199 if purchased prior to 11/5--that's only $20 a week!)
- 10% Discount in store purchases until 1/15/17
- Caps at 50 people
Find Out More at our Info SeminarsHalf Marathon Info Seminar: Find out more and get your questions answered at these three Info Seminars
- Tuesday, Aug 9th at 6:00 PM
- Monday, Sept 12th at 6:00 PM
- Thursday, Oct 27th at 6:00 PM
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.
"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
Here is what people have to say about our program.
"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.
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?
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.
5 DAY STREAK AT ST PETE RUNNING COMPANY May 27, 2016 12:14 1 Comment
Let's Enjoy National Running Day All Week!
We're celebrating National Running Day (June 1st), but we couldn't fit everything we wanted to do into one day. So we've expanded the event into a week-long celebration!
The 5 Days of Running Challenge
What is Streak Week all about? No, it's not nude running. It's a running streak of 5 Fun Runs hosted by St. Pete Running Company!
Every day for a week starting on National Running Day (June 1st), we'll be hosting fun Group Runs for all levels, including walkers. Participants will receive one raffle ticket for each event they attend. There will be a drawing at the last event with the chance to win a gift card to St Pete Running Company.
Take the Challenge and Win PrizesEach event you participate in you will receive a raffle ticket. The more events you join us for the more chances to win a prize. Everyone who participates in the 5 Days of Running Challenge (walkers and joggers) will be entered in a drawing to win a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card!
Run With Us For A Week
DAY 1: Open Track Workout
Wednesday June 1st at 6:30 PM (meet at Admiral Farragut)
Track Night is a fun, formatted workout with expert coaches! Come early if this is your first track night (around 6:00 PM). If you haven't already, join our Run St. Pete Facebook Group. This is a great opportunity to check out the St. Pete Running Company track program at a hugely discounted cost (drop-in rate only $5). Meet at Admiral Farragut Academy Track, address 501 Park Street North, St. Petersburg.
DAY 2: SPRC Fun Run
Thursday June 2nd at 6:30 PM (meet at store)
Our Thursday Night Group Run is always a Fun Run! Meet at St. Pete Running Company for this casual walk/jog.
DAY 3: Friday Night Beer Run
Friday June 3rd at 6:30 PM (meet at store)
Join us for a Fun Run followed by beer! Meet at St. Pete Running Company for this casual walk/jog out and back on the Pinellas Trail. Then we'll enjoy some beers together afterward.
DAY 4: Roll, Run, Roll
Saturday June 4th at 9:00 AM (meet at store)
Let's Roll! Join us for this awesome workout where you'll give your muscles some much needed foam rolling. This will be especially important during the 5 Days of Running Challenge. Meet at St. Pete Running Company. We'll spend 20 minutes foam rolling, then we'll head out on a very slow-paced jog for 20 minutes, and we'll finish up with 20 minutes of foam rolling. Your body will thank you.
DAY 5: Sunrise Beach Run
Sunday June 5th at 8:00 AM (meet at Caddy's on the Beach)
This is the final Challenge in our streak. Let's Party! Join us for a Fun Run or Walk on the beach. We'll meet at Caddy's on the Beach located at 9000 W Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706. First, we'll run or walk a casual 5K or so on the beach. Then we'll celebrate Streak Week and enjoy breakfast and drinks at Caddy's. Specials just for us include $3 Mimosas / $5 Bloody Marys and 15% Off Entire Check. There will be complimentary bottled water. We'll also have a cabana just for our group. All are welcome! The drawing for a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card will take place here for all participants who completed the 5 Days of Running Challenge.
Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.
TRIATHLON COURSE AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY May 26, 2016 13:47
Tri Training at St. Pete Running Company
Is the Tri Course For Me?
First time triathlete? Interested in learning the basics? Want to improve on your tri skills? 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?
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.
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).
First Training Session on Saturday, June 18th at 8:00 AM meets at St. Pete Running Company.
The Triathlon training schedule includes 3 weekly sessions:
- Tuesday Evening swim 6:30 PM
- Wednesday night 6:30 PM track workout at Admiral Farragut
- Saturday Morning 8:00 AM Brick session, which is cycling and an easy run in the same workout. We will meet at St. Pete Running Company.
We will be having a mock triathlon during the course to practice what a triathlon is like.
Goal Race: Participants are encouraged to sign up for a triathlon. The Top Gun Tri race at Ft. Desoto will take place on July 23rd.
Perks For Each Participant
Everyone who signs up for the course will receive:
- 3 weekly coached training sessions
Triathlon race number belt
10% discount on everything in store during the course
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.
Questions? Email Jimmy firstname.lastname@example.org