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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.


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.

Swim


Bike

Run
This Triathlon Course will be a 5 week clinic
Orientation for the course will be at St Pete Running Company on Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30 PM.

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

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 jimmymichaelwilliams@gmail.com
NOTE: This course has a maximum capacity of 15 participants. Sign-up must be done in store.

 


9 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT SPEEDWORK May 13, 2016 17:54

Track Program Underway with St. Pete Running Company

Ready to take your running to the next level?

The idea of speedwork, track workout, or anything involving the word "speed" might intimidate the average runner. Is that you? Then you'll be interested to find out these 9 things you may not know about speedwork from St. Pete Running Company owner Cody Angell.

1. Speedwork is not just for fast people.

Regular and newer runners can benefit as much if not more from going to the track weekly.

2. Speedwork teaches proper pacing.

Doing Speedwork can ingrain a sense of pacing. Being on a track regularly can teach how to "hit your splits." It also teaches how to manage effort throughout the duration of a run. 

3. Speedwork is not the same thing as sprinting.

Not all track runners are Usain Bolt! Even if you're running at a very slow pace, running intervals on the track will be beneficial. 

4.  We refer to intervals as the wrong thing.

Most of us think that during a track workout the "interval" is running. By definition the interval is technically the break between repetitions. For example, a 1-minute interval is basically describing taking a break between running. 

5. Misery loves company.

When running with a group of people on the track you'll find that it feels easier to perform the work than it would feel while doing it by yourself. 

6. Accountability is a huge component of Speedwork.

Having the knowledge that a group of people are expecting you to be on the track and to run with them is a powerful motivator. Also, if one runner in the group is having a bad day, the others runners can "pull them through" a workout. 

7. Speedwork should be progressive.

If done consistently, speed training should be progressive in nature. It should start easy and then increase the amount of work done each time. This can be done by changing the volume and intensity of the repetitions, or reducing the recovery between those reps. 

8.  Speed Training equals better racing.

We recommend simulating the race within training. Training on the track can often get you ready for your big day. Your body will know what it feels like to run at race pace. Running a race without doing Speedwork is like taking a test without studying. 

9.  Track teaches more than just speed.

Your body will learn better running economy. You'll be able to absorb lactic acid better. It's likely that your stride will become more powerful  and efficient if you add drills to the mix. Also, it gives your body something called after burn, which means you'll be burning more calories after running Speedwork than you normally would. 

Ready for a safe and fun Speedwork environment?

Join the Run St. Pete Facebook Group to get more info about the St. Pete Running Company Track Training Program. Feel free to ask the coaches a question, and check out the posts to see what has everyone so excited about Speedwork. Also feel free to visit the Training page on our site where you'll find more details and FAQs.

We have assembled an expert coaching team to help you become more efficient and faster at running.

Coaches:

Chris McCaffrey, employee at St. Pete Running Company and Personal Running Coach.

Dr. Brian Fullem, Clearwater based Sports Podiatrist, Author, Coach and former elite runner.

Cody Angell, St. Pete Running Company.

 

Check out this video from the most recent track workout!

 

 

 

 

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


HOW 2XU COMPRESSION CAN MAKE YOUR MUSCLES HAPPY December 15, 2015 11:29

 

Recover Faster, Feel Stronger, and Improve Performance with 2XU Compression

What can 2XU (pronounced two-times-you) Compression do for you During Exercise?

    • Reduces Muscle Fatigue and Damage - Contains the muscle to reduce vibration, minimize damage and overall fatigue to enhance output.
    • Heightens Agility - Applied pressure to the skin surface increases sensory awareness for improved posture, agility, mobility, and stability.
    • Improves Performance -Heightened circulation, muscle oxygenation and less fatigue increases power and lowers heart rate for enhanced performance overall.
What can 2XU Compression do for you After Exercise?
    • Faster Recovery - Graduated pressure increases blood flow and shortens the recovery phase especially while sedentary.
    • Decreases Soreness - Efficient removal of blood lactate from exercising muscles to reduce swelling, speed muscle repair and reduce soreness.
    • Travel Protection from Edema and Blood Clots - Through heightened blood circulation, 2XU Compression helps reduce swelling in feet and ankles and lowers the risk of blood clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

Can 2XU Compression help Before Exercise?

    • Improves Circulation for Faster Warm-Up - Graduated compression increases blood circulation to the heart and lymph nodes for a faster, safer warm-up period before exercise.

THE NEW 2XU PRODUCTS YOU'LL LOVE

The MCS line from 2XU takes compression to a new level. MCS stands for Muscle Containment Stamping. MCS is a revolutionary fabric support system traced over key muscle, tendon and fascia groups to focus greater compression power to wrap precise areas and reduce muscle oscillation and damage.

Elite MCS Compression Calf Guards and Tights offer unparalleled power and protection against muscle trauma during activity. Graduated compression also offers recovery benefits post exercise.

 2XU PRODUCTS AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY

If you're eager to maximize your workouts with 2XU Compression products, such as tights, calf sleeves, socks, and more, visit St. Pete Running Company where you can try 2XU products on in store.

 

 

 

 Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a Customer Service Manager.


THE TOP 3 BENEFITS OF COMPRESSION August 08, 2015 14:00 2 Comments

Why Compression?

1. Increased blood flow/circulation which reduces swelling and inflammation

The number one thing that compression does for athletes is increase circulation and blood flow, which is extremely important for swelling and inflammation reduction. The tight fit of compression pants, shorts, sleeves, socks, etc., causes the body to increase blood flow to those areas. During a workout, walk, run, or jog, that increased blood flow serves to keep muscles in a "warmed up" state that will reduce swelling/inflammation afterward.

2. Faster recovery time and reduced fatigue

Studies have shown that compression aids athletes in faster recovery and a reduction of fatigue after a workout or a race. Feel free to test it out. Wear your regular running apparel one day, and wear compression the next time you run the same distance. Go to the gym in your regular gym clothes, and the next time you workout at the gym, wear compression. See for yourself how much quicker you recover, and how much better you feel in those areas of your body where you wore compression.

3. Supports muscles (reduction of muscle movement)

Compression is intended to fit tightly and snugly on the body. The fabric is designed to support muscles and help reduce the amount of movement needed for specific muscles that can tire with overuse. For example, compression calf sleeves support the calf muscles. Calves work hard while an athlete is running, and sore calves can be prevented with compression sleeves or full-length compression socks.

 

Cody (far left) and Chris (far right) after a brutal workout with a Saucony ambassador. Their compression shorts and socks make a huge difference for their recovery.

 

Which compression to wear?

Come in to St. Pete Running Company and check out our variety of compression apparel options, from socks to sleeves to shorts to capri-length pants to full-length pants.

If you've never tried compression before, do yourself a favor and try it today. Your body will thank you.

 

 

 

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