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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.


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.

                  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 Prizes

                  Each 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.


                  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.


                  ARE YOUR FEET ON THE CLOUD? April 16, 2016 14:00

                  Responsive Running Shoes for Every Runner

                  Men's On Cloud 

                  Women's On Cloud

                   

                  On Running at St. Pete Running Company

                  St. Pete Running Company is introducing a new brand. On Running Shoes are now in store. Here's what you need to know.

                   

                  What You Need to Know About the Cloud 

                  • Designed for runners who want a minimal running shoe with maximal cushioning

                  • Super lightweight, flexible and responsive
                  • Soft landing with an explosive takeoff
                  • Forget about lacing up: The On Cloud features easy-entry lacing

                  Men's On Cloudsurfer

                   

                  What You Need to Know About the Cloudsurfer

                  • Agile and breathable
                  • Cushioned while still highly responsive
                  • Great neutral shoe for training and race competition
                  • Cloud elements move individually to respond to individual gait

                   Women's On Cloudflyer

                   

                  What You Need to Know About the Cloudflyer

                  • Soft landing of a training shoe with the dynamic kick of a rapid competitive shoe
                  • Stability impulse promotes running motion without inward rotation
                  • Wider surface area provides a stable stance for safe ride
                    • Platform provides a natural range of motion and extra flexibility

                     

                    Ready to Put Your Feet in a Cloud?

                    Come into St. Pete Running Company for your free StrideSmart Fitting Process and try On Running shoes to see how much your feet love the Cloud.

                     

                     

                     

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