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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.


          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.


          5 DAY STREAK AT ST PETE RUNNING COMPANY May 27, 2016 12:14 1 Comment

          Let's Enjoy National Running Day All Week!

           

          We're celebrating National Running Day (June 1st), but we couldn't fit everything we wanted to do into one day. So we've expanded the event into a week-long celebration!

          The 5 Days of Running Challenge

          What is Streak Week all about? No, it's not nude running. It's a running streak of 5 Fun Runs hosted by St. Pete Running Company!

          Every day for a week starting on National Running Day (June 1st), we'll be hosting fun Group Runs for all levels, including walkers. Participants will receive one raffle ticket for each event they attend. There will be a drawing at the last event with the chance to win a gift card to St Pete Running Company.

          Take the Challenge and Win Prizes

          Each event you participate in you will receive a raffle ticket.  The more events you join us for the more chances to win a prize.  Everyone who participates  in the 5 Days of Running Challenge (walkers and joggers) will be entered in a drawing to win a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card!

          Run With Us For A Week

          DAY 1: Open Track Workout

          Wednesday June 1st at 6:30 PM (meet at Admiral Farragut)

          Track Night is a fun, formatted workout with expert coaches! Come early if this is your first track night (around 6:00 PM). If you haven't already, join our Run St. Pete Facebook Group. This is a great opportunity to check out the St. Pete Running Company track program at a hugely discounted cost (drop-in rate only $5). Meet at Admiral Farragut Academy Track, address 501 Park Street North, St. Petersburg.

          DAY 2: SPRC Fun Run

          Thursday June 2nd at 6:30 PM (meet at store)

          Our Thursday Night Group Run is always a Fun Run! Meet at St. Pete Running Company for this casual walk/jog.

          DAY 3: Friday Night Beer Run

          Friday June 3rd at 6:30 PM (meet at store)

          Join us for a Fun Run followed by beer! Meet at St. Pete Running Company for this casual walk/jog out and back on the Pinellas Trail. Then we'll enjoy some beers together afterward.

          DAY 4: Roll, Run, Roll

          Saturday June 4th at 9:00 AM (meet at store)

          Let's Roll! Join us for this awesome workout where you'll give your muscles some much needed foam rolling. This will be especially important during the 5 Days of Running Challenge. Meet at St. Pete Running Company. We'll spend 20 minutes foam rolling, then we'll head out on a very slow-paced jog for 20 minutes, and we'll finish up with 20 minutes of foam rolling. Your body will thank you.

          DAY 5: Sunrise Beach Run

          Sunday June 5th at 8:00 AM (meet at Caddy's on the Beach)

          This is the final Challenge in our streak. Let's Party! Join us for a Fun Run or Walk on the beach. We'll meet at Caddy's on the Beach located at 9000 W Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706. First, we'll run or walk a casual 5K or so on the beach. Then we'll celebrate Streak Week and enjoy breakfast and drinks at Caddy's. Specials just for us include $3 Mimosas / $5 Bloody Marys and 15% Off Entire Check. There will be complimentary bottled water. We'll also have a cabana just for our group. All are welcome! The drawing for a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card will take place here for all participants who completed the 5 Days of Running Challenge.

           

           

           

           

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


          TRIATHLON COURSE AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY May 26, 2016 13:47

          Tri Training at St. Pete Running Company

          Is the Tri Course For Me?

          First time triathlete? Interested in learning the basics? Want to improve on your tri skills? Then St. Pete Running Company has the perfect course for you! Whether you've done a triathlon in the past or you're thinking about signing up for your first one, you will benefit from attending our 5-week clinic with a team of experts guiding you through a friendly and non-intimidating format.

          What is a Triathlon?

          A triathlon is a race with three different physical activities: swimming, cycling, and running. There are multiple distances at triathlon races, including shorter sprint distances for first-time triathlon athletes.

          Swim


          Bike

          Run
          This Triathlon Course will be a 5 week clinic
          Orientation for the course will be at St Pete Running Company on Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30 PM.

          Sign-up in the store and get your questions answered during our orientation.

          Each participant will need to have their own bicycle and helmet. Recommended that everyone have a good pair of running shoes and goggles (available to purchase at St. Pete Running Company).

          Cost: $150

          First Training Session on Saturday, June 18th at 8:00 AM meets at St. Pete Running Company.

          The Triathlon training schedule includes 3 weekly sessions:

          • Tuesday Evening swim 6:30 PM
          • Wednesday night 6:30 PM track workout at Admiral Farragut
          • Saturday Morning 8:00 AM Brick session, which is cycling and an easy run in the same workout.  We will meet at St. Pete Running Company.

          We will be having a mock triathlon during the course to practice what a triathlon is like.

          Goal Race: Participants are encouraged to sign up for a triathlon. The Top Gun Tri race at Ft. Desoto will take place on July 23rd.

           

          Perks For Each Participant

          Everyone who signs up for the course will receive:

          •        3 weekly coached training sessions
          • Triathlon race number belt

          • 10% discount on everything in store during the course

          We hope you're as excited as we are about this awesome course! Please note that participants need to be healthy enough to perform physical activities from easy to medium and moderate vigorous levels.

          Questions? Email Jimmy jimmymichaelwilliams@gmail.com
          NOTE: This course has a maximum capacity of 15 participants. Sign-up must be done in store.