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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.


CHAMPIONS BREAKFAST WITH AN OLYMPIAN June 08, 2016 11:25

Champions Breakfast with Todd Williams

Join us at one of St. Pete’s iconic venues for a one of a kind running event.

Go for a training run along the beach with Olympic Runner Todd Williams. Then, take a RunSafer class. Todd has developed a class which instructs you on what to do if you’re attacked. After that, have breakfast. This fun and informative event will cap at 100 people.

 

When: Saturday, July 16th 8:00AM

What:

First, we will have a 20-30 min group run on the beach with Olympic Runner Todd Williams. This group run/walk is for people of all abilities.

Then we will have a Runsafer class on the sand. RunSafer is a program created by Todd Williams. This class will teach you safety techniques and tips to help protect yourself in a dangerous situation. Click here to learn more about Runsafer. http://www.runsafer.com/

 We will finish with a breakfast and Q&A with Todd Williams. Todd will be tell you about his fun, and fascinating journey while running and training. We will be having an all you can eat breakfast at Caddy's on the Beach. There will be food, fun & camaraderie and plenty of giveaways.

Where: Caddy’s on the Beach 9000 West Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island, FL 33706

Cost: $20 

Attendees receive:

  1. A Run along the beach with friends and also a former Olympic Runner.
  2. A Self Defense class that might save yours or someone elses life.
  3. All you can eat breakfast.
  4. A $20 ASICS Gift Card to spend at St. Pete Running Company
  5. A 3-pack of Running socks valued at $20

How to sign up: Click here to register or stop by St Pete Running Company.

About Todd Williams: Todd qualified for two Olympic Games 1992-1996 in the 10k and won twenty one US titles on the road, track and cross country course. His talent and hard work gave him the opportunity to compete all over the world against the best. After retiring from the professional running stage Todd decided to challenge himself in the world of Martial Arts. He chose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because he was told it was a very challenging, goal oriented art and would keep him very strong and fit. Well eight years later and countless hours studying and training Todd received his black belt in Jiu Jitsu.


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.


LEARN HOW TO RUNSAFER WITH TODD WILLIAMS April 08, 2015 14:30

RunSafer Class

WHEN: Thursday, April 16th from 7:15 - 8:15 PM (after Group Run)

WHERE: St. Pete Running Company

COST: $10 per person

Two-Time Olympic Distance Runner and Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Todd Williams has created RunSafer to help all individuals become safer if they ever find themselves in an environment that may warrant self defense training.

Time after time we read headlines about how individuals are assaulted or attacked while out on their run, being bullied at school, or going to or coming back from their workout.

This one hour session will teach you safety techniques and tips to help protect yourself in a dangerous situation.

An assault occurs at least once every two minutes! Whether you're a runner, avid athlete, or just enjoy a walk in the park, St. Pete Running Company wants you to have this opportunity to learn valuable safety tips and ways to escape dangerous situations.

RunSafer is here NOT to turn you into a pro fighter but to give you some self defense tools to possibly save you if a situation ever occurs.

Their motto: BE PREPARED!

A few words from Todd himself:

 

 

 

 

 

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