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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.


    WOMEN'S RUNNING CLINIC April 16, 2016 13:45

    Celebrating Women's Health

    Women's Running Clinic with Mobile Mammography

    Women's Running Class

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    When: Saturday, Apr 16th from 9:00-10:00 AM
    Where: St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33710
    Who: All ladies are welcome
    Cost: $10 (all participants receive a $10 Gift Card to the store)
    We're celebrating women's health with this ladies-only running class followed by mammograms with Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography. 
    In this class, you'll learn about proper running stride, how to avoid getting injured, techniques for maximizing efficiency, and how to train for success.
    The length of the class is approximately one hour. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. The cost of this class is $10 per person. You may preregister in store or pay day of class. Class participants will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to St. Pete Running Company.

    Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography

    Mammograms with Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography

    When: Saturday, Apr 16th from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    Where: St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33710
    Who: All ladies are welcome (no prescription required for ages 40+)
    Cost: Insurances are accepted
    Anyone who gets their mammogram done with the bus is at the store will receive a $10 Gift Card to St. Pete Running Company.
    If you'd like to schedule your appointment ahead of time, call 813-601-1925 or visit www.tampabaymobilemammography.com to schedule the appointment on-line. You can come and be seen on a first come, first serve basis. They do take insurance.

    We Support Women's Health 

    For all the ladies who come to Women's Running Clinic AND do their Mammogram while Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography is at St. Pete Running Company, we'll take 50% off a sports bra purchase.
    Find out why a good sports bra is essential: Runner's Review of Moving Comfort.

     

     

     

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


    RUNNER'S REVIEW: FEETURES! ELITE SOCKS December 22, 2014 13:00

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

    I took a spin in my new pair of Feetures! Elite Ultra Light running/walking socks wearing my Saucony Kinvara 5 (fitted by St. Pete Running Company).

    The sock label boasts, "NO BLISTERS." This drew my attention immediately, as I've dealt with blister problems in the past...before SPRC got me in the right shoes. Wider toe base is important for those of us with troublesome pinky toes.

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    The anatomical fit and targeted compression of the Feetures! Elite socks made my feet feel nice and snug. Each sock has a Left and Right indicator, which is great for obvious reasons: my left foot is shaped differently than the right. The best socks, and shoes for that matter, don't draw attention to themselves during the walk/jog/run. They aid the journey, gently carrying you along without asking to be noticed.

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    Does Bria recommend the Feetures! Elite socks?

    Bria YES

    The socks are extremely comfortable. As I jogged around the park by my house, I forgot that I was supposed to be reviewing the socks. The same was true on the treadmill, and that's what I'm looking for in my running socks--unnoticeable. In hot climates like St. Pete, thinner socks like the Feetures! Elite are ideal, so these were perfect for the 74 degree temperature that I ran in today.

     

    Feetures! is a North Carolina-based company.