THIS NEW SHOE IS FAST! May 29, 2019 21:24 8 Comments

The All-New Hoka One One Carbon X


What Do We Think of This New Shoe?

At St. Pete Running Company, we bring in brands and shoe models we believe in. That means we run in them ourselves. We test every model before it reaches our shelves, and we're so excited to present to you the all-new Hoka One One Carbon X.



Women's Hoka One One Carbon X


Men's Hoka One One Carbon X


What We Love About the Hoka One One Carbon X

  1. THIS IS A FAST SHOE! No joke. A 50-mile world record was set with this shoe. St. Pete Running Company Owner Cody Angell took the shoes out for a spin. In his words: "Believe the hype."
  2. BUILT FOR SPEED. The thin carbon fiber plate in the sole runs the whole length of the shoe. Because of this, the shoe bends and snaps back really fast. That helps you toe-off quicker.
  3. THE ROCKER IS STILL HERE. Hoka One One running shoes are known for the midsole rocker and the Carbon X has it. The rocker helps runners and walkers make a faster transition from mid-stance to forward propulsion.
  4. LIGHTWEIGHT SHOE. Although the thicker midsole might throw you off, don't be deceived. This is a lightweight shoe that resembles the featherweight of a track spike. Note: lightweight shoes are ideal for your shorter distance runs.
  5. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AN ELITE TO RUN FAST IN THESE SHOES. They have a soft but not too mushy rear sole for the heel strikers. This helps make it easier for all stride types to push off the ground faster. The upper practically vanishes while you're wearing the shoes, which makes you forget what's on your feet. We're convinced you'll enjoy this sublimely fast shoe.


Now at St. Pete Running Company

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: 727-800-5043
Store Hours:
M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.





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


Join Us on Memorial Day

Memorial Day Store Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Adventure Run Starts at 8:00 AM on 5/27/19

Everyone is welcome to join us for this family-friendly Adventure Run! You can run or walk with us, and we'll head out on the Pinellas Trail toward Azalea Park. Around the park, we have fun stations where you can choose to stop and take on the challenges! These are fun for the whole family. We'll have Mimosas and OJ (for the kids) at the store when you get back! Free to attend, no need to register. Just show up at the store and we'll have you sign a waiver.

Memorial Day Sale

We've got some big discounts for you this Memorial Day. Here are the upcoming sales:

  • 33% of apparel
  • Select Hokas $25 off
  • Brooks Glycerins $60 off
  • 2XU clearance sale
Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: 727-800-5043
Store Hours:
MEMORIAL DAY: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.



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


New Recovery Product in Store!

Recovery Boots Are Now at St. Pete Running Company

We're so excited to introduce our newest product: Air Relax Leg Recovery Boots! This post-workout device is available for you to use while you are in our store.

Here are the details:

  • Fifteen minutes in the Recovery Boots only costs $10!
  • If you'd like unlimited use, you can pay $30 a month.
  • After a workout, recover with a session in our new Recovery Boots

Note: the product itself is not for sale in our store. 

What Are the Benefits of the Recovery Boots?

  • The Comfort of a Massage- The air pumped into the boots can be adjusted to the desired intensity, massaging the leg muscles and relaxing you like you would feel during a massage.
  • Relieve Your Legs- The Recovery Boots can help relieve knee problems, swelling, tension, varicose veins, water retention, and cramps.
  • Recover Faster- After your run or workout, the Recovery Boots will help improve blood & lymphatic system circulation.
  • Targeted Compression- Similar to the idea of wearing compression socks, the Recovery Boots will target areas in your leg and compress to your preferred comfort level.

Check out this video with the Recovery Boots in action!





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


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


Mon-Fri: 10AM - 7PM

Sat: 10AM - 6PM

Sun: 12PM - 5PM



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


What You Need to Know About Tapering 

Race season has begun and that means it’s time to plan for this valuable aspect of race preparation:


When your race is looming, it’s important to be prepared. Tapering is part of the training process and will help maximize your race day success.

What is Tapering?

Coach Jimmy Williams, a running and triathlon coach, puts tapering this way:
“Tapering is a gradual decrease in activity duration and intensity to ensure you are in prime condition come race day. Racing is the easy part. Training is the hard part. Training requires progressive loading and recovery cycles over weeks and sometimes months before a race. Tapering can be done as far out as three weeks and as little as three days depending on the race distance. When done correctly, tapering gives an athlete the best chance to earn a personal record at their race and avoid injury from over-training.”


How to Properly Taper For Your Race

Here’s a scenario:
Runner Ron’s next half marathon is two weeks away. In Ron’s training plan, he has scheduled workouts ranging from 5-10 miles all the way up to race day. How can Ron better prepare for a successful half marathon? Tapering! Ron can plan on decreasing his mileage prior to his half marathon.
Here are Coach Jimmy's suggestions for Ron:
Two weeks prior to his half marathon, Ron should look to decrease his weekly mileage by 20%. This means that Ron's long run should decrease from 10 miles to 8 miles, and each shorter run should also decrease accordingly. The week before the race, his long run should be no more than 6 miles. I would also tell Ron to not take the day off before the half marathon. We need to activate our muscles before a race rather than let them get stiff from inactivity. Ron should go out for an easy 2-mile run and throw in one or two short race-pace bursts that last for a minute or less.


What Are the Benefits of Tapering?

Tapering decreases the likelihood of injury. Rested, relaxed, and loosened muscles perform much better than tired muscles.

Over-exertion prior to a race, especially a half marathon, can cause your race day performance to suffer. Tapering guides your body through easy and light workouts, a process that will assist your body’s natural tendency to store up for race day.

The best benefit of all? Your full potential can be unleashed on the race course. Many athletes have seen better race times as a result of proper tapering.





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