THE 2ND ANNUAL ST. PETE MILE! May 10, 2019 14:02 1 Comment
Friday, June 7, 2019
Join us for The St. Pete Mile! Whether you're looking to run your first ever mile or you're trying to crush your personal best, this is for you! Last year was a HUGE success, and we're making it even better this year. This is friendly, laid back, inclusive and above all it's FUN!
We meet on a Friday Night under the lights on the Track on June 7th at Northside Christian School (Address: 7777 62nd Ave North in St. Pete). The Run Distance is 1 mile.The cost to register is $10. The event commences at 6:45. There will be multiple heats of the mile so participants can run with people of comparable speed.
Provisional Event ScheduleArrival & Registration: 6:15 PM6:45 - Kids FREE 1 Lap - 400 Meters6:55 - Kids FREE 1 Mile7:15 - Believe Mile - 12:00 - 15:00 pace7:35 - Achieve Mile - 9:00 - 12:00 pace7:50 - Moxie Mile - 7:00 - 9:00 Pace8:00 - Championship Mile Female - Under 7:00 minute pace ($50 for the top female)8:10 - Championship Mile Male - Under 7:00 minute pace($50 for the top male)8:25 - Pace Your Race - Estimate finish time & closest finisher wins $50. This Race is open for everyone of all abilities to participate.8:40 - Awards
Ways to Register
- In store at St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave North
- Online Click Here
- Sign up the day of the event at the track at 6:15 PM
Other Info:-$1 for every mile run will go to benefit the Athletic Department of Northside Christian School.- This event is for runners of all abilities.- Bring your family and friends out to cheer on the other runners- Be sure to tell us and others if you're running! Use #mystpetemile and #RunStPete and tell us WHY you're running.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - Do I have to be fast or experienced to do this?
A - No! Our events and programming are for people of all abilities and paces.
Q - What if I'm not that fast?
A- We group participants into pace groups so you will run with people of your approximate speed. Example: All the people who run 8:30 per mile will be seeded in the Moxie Mile which is for those who run 7:00-9:00 pace. You won't be racing against someone looking to run 4:30.
Q - Will there be medals?
A - No, but you can take lots of pictures and catalog your experience on social media. This keeps your cost down and doesn't take up space in your closet.
Q - How do I know what pace I run?
A - We recommend timing yourself for a practice mile and using that. We also have track training on Wednesday mornings at 5:30 AM and Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM at Northside Christian Track. Training on a track can help you understand approximately what pace you'll be able to run during the race.
Q - Can my kids run this?
A - YES! Kids 12 & Under can participate for free! Children are our future and they deserve a healthy and active lifestyle. Toddlers/small children can do the 1-Lap (400 meters or 1/4 Mile) or the Kids Mile, depending on how much running they have been doing.
Q - Can I bring my dog?
A - No. We aren't allowed dogs on the track.
Q - How does Pace Your Race work?
A- Pace your race is for all participants. Even if you've run a previous mile. Before the event you'll need to predict your estimated mile finishing time. We'll hide all clocks & there's no watches for this event. The finisher who gets the closest to their estimated time will be the winner and get $50.
Q - Where can I sign up?
A - Sign up ONLINE by clicking the link, or come into St. Pete Running Company to sign up in store, or sign up at the track on Wednesday, June 5th, where you can register at 6:15 PM
WANT TO TRY RUNNING ON A TRACK? HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! June 21, 2016 20:59 1 Comment
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.
"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
Here is what people have to say about our program.
"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.
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
9 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT SPEEDWORK May 13, 2016 17:54
Track Program Underway with St. Pete Running Company
Ready to take your running to the next level?
The idea of speedwork, track workout, or anything involving the word "speed" might intimidate the average runner. Is that you? Then you'll be interested to find out these 9 things you may not know about speedwork from St. Pete Running Company owner Cody Angell.
1. Speedwork is not just for fast people.
Regular and newer runners can benefit as much if not more from going to the track weekly.
2. Speedwork teaches proper pacing.
Doing Speedwork can ingrain a sense of pacing. Being on a track regularly can teach how to "hit your splits." It also teaches how to manage effort throughout the duration of a run.
3. Speedwork is not the same thing as sprinting.
Not all track runners are Usain Bolt! Even if you're running at a very slow pace, running intervals on the track will be beneficial.
4. We refer to intervals as the wrong thing.
Most of us think that during a track workout the "interval" is running. By definition the interval is technically the break between repetitions. For example, a 1-minute interval is basically describing taking a break between running.
5. Misery loves company.
When running with a group of people on the track you'll find that it feels easier to perform the work than it would feel while doing it by yourself.
6. Accountability is a huge component of Speedwork.
Having the knowledge that a group of people are expecting you to be on the track and to run with them is a powerful motivator. Also, if one runner in the group is having a bad day, the others runners can "pull them through" a workout.
7. Speedwork should be progressive.
If done consistently, speed training should be progressive in nature. It should start easy and then increase the amount of work done each time. This can be done by changing the volume and intensity of the repetitions, or reducing the recovery between those reps.
8. Speed Training equals better racing.
We recommend simulating the race within training. Training on the track can often get you ready for your big day. Your body will know what it feels like to run at race pace. Running a race without doing Speedwork is like taking a test without studying.
9. Track teaches more than just speed.
Your body will learn better running economy. You'll be able to absorb lactic acid better. It's likely that your stride will become more powerful and efficient if you add drills to the mix. Also, it gives your body something called after burn, which means you'll be burning more calories after running Speedwork than you normally would.
Ready for a safe and fun Speedwork environment?
Join the Run St. Pete Facebook Group to get more info about the St. Pete Running Company Track Training Program. Feel free to ask the coaches a question, and check out the posts to see what has everyone so excited about Speedwork. Also feel free to visit the Training page on our site where you'll find more details and FAQs.
We have assembled an expert coaching team to help you become more efficient and faster at running.Coaches:
Chris McCaffrey, employee at St. Pete Running Company and Personal Running Coach.
Dr. Brian Fullem, Clearwater based Sports Podiatrist, Author, Coach and former elite runner.
Cody Angell, St. Pete Running Company.
Check out this video from the most recent track workout!
Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.