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MEET OUR NEW RUNNING COACH JEREMY RICHARDSON July 21, 2018 15:53

Running Coach Jeremy Richardson

We're delighted to announce a new coach at St. Pete Running Company! Meet Jeremy Richardson, a physical therapy assistant, a runner, and a triathlete.

“We're excited to have Jeremy on board as our head coach at Run St. Pete, our training club. It was a highly selective process to find someone who could meet our expectations. As a talented up and coming coach and physical therapist, he's been advocating for us for years, and has sent many people to our store for a properly fitted running and walking shoe. He believes in what we are doing. To have a running and triathlon coach who is an elite athlete and a physical therapist is excellent. But to have that skill set and also demonstrate leadership and compassion for the individual is world class. He was a shoe-in for the job.”

~St. Pete Running Company Owner Cody Angell

 

Get to Know Jeremy

Q: Where are you from and what's your background?

Jeremy: I was born in Tennessee but have lived in the Tampa Bay Area since I was three. My love of running came from running in different sports. No matter what sport it was, I always loved the running aspect of the game.

Q: How long have you been involved with the sport?

Jeremy: Triathlon has been a huge passion of mine since I first raced at 16. I have gained many experiences from racing all over the world and training with some incredibly talented athletes. During my time at Florida State University, I was able to train with two National Champions, and some of the best triathletes in the southeast.

Q: Top sporting moment?

Jeremy: My top sporting moment was winning the Gasparilla 8k, hearing all of my friends and family cheering, and having Meb Keflezighi give me my award.

Q: What do you like about helping people?

Jeremy: My passion in life is helping people! I love pushing people to be the best and have fun while doing it. I utilize the latest techniques in training and rehabilitation to keep my athletes healthy by progressively pushing them to new levels of fitness.

Q: Why did you choose to work with St. Pete Running Company?

Jeremy: I chose to work with St. Pete Running Company because I believe in and like what Janna and Cody are doing, which is growing the running community in a fun way.

Q: What are your goals as an athlete?

Jeremy: My goals are to continue to PR, and see where that takes me. I qualified as a professional triathlete, and I'd like to qualify again, and if able, to compete at that level.  

 

 

 

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


YOU ASKED FOR A 10K TRAINING PROGRAM AND WE'VE GOT ONE! October 07, 2017 14:00

Ready to Start Training For a 10K?

Join Our 10K Training Program

Want to run a 10K? Join St. Pete Running Company for our 6-week 10K Training Course. The program caps at 50 people.


10K Training Info Seminars:

Find out more and get your questions answered

Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 PM

AND

Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 PM

at St. Pete Running Company

What?

This is a comprehensive training program for novice or intermediate runners who want guidance and leadership to help achieve your 10K goal. You don't have to be a veteran runner to benefit from this training group. We'll get you to the finish line confident, healthy & happy.

 

When?

  • This six-week course commences on Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 AM, meeting at St Pete Running Company.
  • The target race is St. Pete Beach Classic on the weekend of January 13th, 2018.
  • Training will consist of 3 structured & supervised runs each week including a long run, speed workout and tempo run.

    Why?             

    There are a lot of reasons why you should run a 10K.

    • Accomplishment, physical fitness, weight management through the holidays, injury prevention and most importantly…. It’s FUN!
    • Camaraderie from dozens of other like-minded runners.
    • Ease Into Longer Distances -  a 10K can help you become more confident in your ability to do longer distances like 15K, half marathon, and full marathon
    • 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.

    Where?

    Training will take place from St. Pete Running Company, the nearby parks, neighborhoods and the Pinellas Trail.

    • 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 Wednesdays at Northside Christian School track.
    • Tempo Run – A shorter run that starts at an easy, relaxed pace and gradually increases into a race-pace effort. These will take place on Monday nights at St. Pete Running Company or on your own from home.

    Who?

    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 10K 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 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: $120

      • Discount for your St. Pete Beach Classic race entry
      • 10% Discount in store purchases until 1/14/18


      If you have more questions please call the store 727-800-5043 or contact  Coach Jimmy.

       

      Coach Jimmy

       

       

       

       

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


      3 REASONS TO JOIN ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY'S COUCH TO 5K January 08, 2017 13:02

      Ready to Run a 5K?

      We've Got a Training Group Just For You!

      Start reaching for your 2017 running goals and join us for our Couch to 5K Training Group.

      Here are 3 reasons to join our Couch to 5K Training Program

      1. Includes Your Race Entry For the Race For the Cupcake 5K

      2. Train With Experts

      3. Join a Group of People Who Will Motivate and Encourage You

      What You Need to Know About the Couch to 5K Training Program

      Starting Saturday, February 4th at 9:00 AM at St. Pete Running Company, you'll learn some running basics and get moving with a fun group! This training group will prepare you for the Race for the Cupcake 5K.

      Cost: $99.99 which includes your entry into the Race for the Cupcake 5K on March 4, 2017. ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT IN THE STORE. Cost also includes training from expert coaches.

      LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE!
      So be sure to sign up early by stopping by the store or calling (727-800-5043) to make sure you secure a spot!

      Weekly Workouts: Our workouts will be Mondays at 6:30 PM, Wednesdays at either 5:30 AM or 6:30 PM (dependent on your schedule), and Saturdays at 9:00 AM.

      Must be in good health and able to handle exercise.
      Bring your smiling faces, running clothes, running shoes and a water bottle.

      The premise behind this program is simple: to introduce you to regular jogging, running/walking sessions, help you get fit, and to have fun.


      If you have any questions please contact the store 727.800.5043 or email Jimmy.

      The 2nd Annual Race for the Cupcake 5K takes place Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Pass-A-Grille Beach. This race is a ton of fun! And you get a cupcake at the finish!  This 5K will be on the "sugary" sands of Pass-a-Grille Beach, Florida!
      The race will cap at 600 participants, be sure to sign up soon.

      Also, there will be a free kids 400 meter dash on the sand, this is a free event for young kids to participate in.

      All registrants will receive a technical running hat, and a cupcake upon completion of the race. Click here to sign up.

       

       

       

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

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      WANT TO TRY RUNNING ON A TRACK? HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! June 21, 2016 20:59

      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.

      Here is what people have to say about our 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

      "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.

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      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.