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HALF MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM ANNOUNCED July 25, 2018 12:18

Ready to Start Training For Your First or Next Half?

Join Our Half Marathon Training Program

Half Marathon Training

Want to run a Half Marathon? Join St. Pete Running Company for our 10-week Half Marathon Training Course starting September 10th. The program caps at 50 people.

Half Marathon Info Seminar: Find out more and get your questions answered

Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00 PM

You can also join our Group Run afterward at 6:30 PM

Half Marathon Sign-Up Party

Monday, August 27th at 6:00 PM

We'll have giveaways! Meet the coaches and learn about the class.

What?

This is a comprehensive half marathon training program for novice or intermediate runner who want guidance and leadership to help achieve your 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 ten-week course commences on Monday, September 10th at 6:30 PM, meeting at St Pete Running Company.
  • The target race is The St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon on Sunday, November 18th, 2018.
  • Training will consist of 3 structured & supervised runs each week including a long run, speed workout and easy run.

    Why?             

    There are a lot of reasons why you should run a half marathon.

    • Accomplishment, physical fitness, weight management through the holidays, injury prevention and most importantly…. It’s FUN!
    • Camaraderie from dozens of other like-minded runners.
    • 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.
    • Recovery Run – A slow & steady run to help your body recover from the stresses of training. 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 half marathon 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: $200

      • Race entry discount for St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon
      • 10% Discount in store purchases until 11/18/18
      • Caps at 50 people

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


      WANT TO DO A HALF? JOIN OUR HALF MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM! August 01, 2017 11:51

      Ready to Start Training For Your First or Next Half?

      Join Our Half Marathon Training Program

      Want to run a Half Marathon? Join St. Pete Running Company for our 10-week Half Marathon Training Course. The program caps at 60 people.

      Half Marathon Sign-Up Party

      Monday, August 14th at 6:00 PM

      We'll have giveaways! Meet the coaches and learn about the class.

      Half Marathon Info Seminar: Find out more and get your questions answered

      Thursday, August 24th at 6:00 PM

      What?

      This is a comprehensive half marathon training program for novice or intermediate runner who want guidance and leadership to help achieve your 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 ten-week course commences on Saturday, September 9th at 8:00 AM, meeting at St Pete Running Company.
      • The target race is The St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon on the weekend of November 18th, 2017.
      • Training will consist of 3 structured & supervised runs each week including a long run, speed workout and easy run.

        Why?             

        There are a lot of reasons why you should run a half marathon.

        • Accomplishment, physical fitness, weight management through the holidays, injury prevention and most importantly…. It’s FUN!
        • Camaraderie from dozens of other like-minded runners.
        • 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.
        • Recovery Run – A slow & steady run to help your body recover from the stresses of training. 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 half marathon 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: $200

          • $20 Off race entry for St. Pete Run Fest
          • 10% Discount in store purchases until 11/19/17
          • Caps at 50 people


          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.


          8 WAYS TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF THIS CHRISTMAS December 31, 2016 13:46

           Trying to Stay Fit this Holiday Season?

           

          Let Us Help with These Bright Ideas!

          1. Plan Your Runs

          Whether you run in the morning, afternoon, or evening, make a plan for your weekly running routine, and stick to it!

          2. Eat Smaller Portions

          It can be easy to eat more than what our bodies require for fuel when there are so many holiday parties to attend. Make sure you pay attention to when you feel full and decline any extra helpings.

          3. Drink a Bottle of Water Before Meals

          This is a good habit to form. Our bodies need plenty of water during the day, especially when training for races. Right before a meal, drink a bottle of water for hydration and to help prevent overeating.

          4. Join a Running Group

          The best type of running groups? The free kind! At St. Pete Running Company, we host free Group Runs every Monday and Thursday at 6:30 PM. There are also a variety of groups that meet at different times and locations throughout Pinellas County. Find one that works for you!

          5. Eat Three Meals a Day

          Instead of snacking throughout the day, where it's easy to lose track of how much is consumed, eat three meals at regular times. Make sure you're including plenty of veggies throughout the week.

          6. Avoid Unhealthy Snacking After 8:00 PM

          When it's time to start winding down and getting ready for a good night's sleep, drink water and avoid unhealthy snacks and desserts that will not digest as well while you're sleeping.

          7. Get 8 Hours of Sleep

          Why is it important to get 8 hours of sleep when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight? Getting a full night's rest regulates your metabolism, helps with mental clarity, and reducing feelings of fatigue.

          8. Don't Skip Breakfast

          It truly is the most important meal of the day! When you "break the fast" of your full 8 hours of sleep, you need a healthy breakfast to replenish your supply of glucose and other essential nutrients to keep your energy levels up throughout the day.

           

           

           

           

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


          HOW TAPERING WILL PREPARE YOU FOR RACE DAY November 28, 2016 19:00

          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:

          TAPERING

          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.


          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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