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.


What Are YOU Wearing?

Why The Clothes You Workout In Matter

What is all the hype with athletic wear? Does it really matter what type of material is on my body when I'm exercising?

The answer is YES! Here are 3 reasons why you need to choose wisely when selecting an outfit for your next run, gym workout, or other sweat-related activity.


1. COTTON IS ROTTEN ~ When it comes to getting sweaty in those cotton shirts, shorts, socks, etc., there is science to back up this phrase. Instead of drawing the sweat away from your body during a workout, cotton absorbs the sweat. That means your feet are sitting in a small pool of water in those cotton socks, which can lead to all sorts of problems (chafing, blisters, and even fungal infections).

2. WICKING MATERIAL KEEPS YOU DRY~ Thanks to advancements in technology, there are materials other than cotton that allow for wicking (sweat to be pulled away from the body and absorbed back into the atmosphere). The majority of athletic wear available today is made of some blend of polyester, spandex, and nylon. These materials keep sweat off you, helping prevent chafing, blisters, and other problems associated with clothes that are damp or wet with sweat.
3. WICKING MATERIAL KEEPS YOUR TEMPERATURE MODERATED ~ Another benefit of wicking material is temperature moderation. In a sweaty top, shorts, or socks, your body temperature can rise or drop depending on the outside temperature. With wicking materials, the evaporation of sweat allows for a moderated body temperature, keeping you cooler in hot weather, and warmer in cold weather.

    Stop by St. Pete Running Company for High Quality Athletic Apparel

    At St. Pete Running Company, we carry the highest quality athletic apparel in trusted brands like Brooks, Saucony, Under Armour, and more.

    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


    When you come to the store, let them know you've read this blog and you'll receive $10 OFF a Single Item (coupon below).

    Note: Cannot combine coupon with other offers.





    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.

    4 REASONS TO HIRE A RUNNING COACH April 20, 2017 12:00

    Ready to Take Your Sport to the Next Level?

    Hire A Coach!

    Maybe you've thought about hiring a running coach, but haven't taken that important step in your training yet. We're here to tell you all about the benefits of hiring a coach and why now is the time!

    4 Reasons to Hire a Running Coach

    1. Improve Performance

    Most of us need help when it comes to training for a race. Sometimes that leads people to search for training programs online, but those programs are not tailored to you and won't necessarily be effective or even healthy for you. A coach works closely with you to tailor your workouts to your specific needs and goals, factoring in nutrition for a total approach that revolves around YOU! That means you can approach your race with confidence, and your coach can give you reasonable expectations about how to achieve a personal best.

    2. Avoid Injury

    When training with a coach, a professional approach will help keep you from overdoing it and becoming injured. A coach knows when to tell you to take a rest day, or take it easy during a certain workout. They know exactly what your goals are and how best to achieve them, so you can trust that they have your best interests in mind. Avoid injury by listening to the coach!

    3. Train Responsibly in Summer Heat

    It can be difficult to train in Florida's summer heat, and sometimes people will push themselves because they think they aren't doing as much as they were doing in the cooler months. A coach will help temper this tendency by providing appropriate summer workouts that will prevent you from getting overheated, dehydrated, and fatigued.

    4. Make friends

    When training with a coach, one of the best aspects is meeting other runners with similar goals. When weekly events like speedwork or track take place, you'll have the opportunity to train with other runners who are working with your coach. It's a great way to make friends, receive encouragement, and cheer each other on!



    Train with Coach Jimmy

    Looking for a coach? Look no further! St. Pete Running Company's Running Coach is Jimmy Williams, and he's taking new clients!

    Find out more about specific programs, like Multisport Coaching, by visiting THIS LINK.

    About Coach Jimmy:

    Coach Jimmy has been a local runner since racing track & field for Dunedin High School. At Florida State University, he earned his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. Jimmy was also exposed to the sport of Triathlon at FSU and competed at the collegiate level all 4 years. Jimmy continues to race in a broad range of events and likes to race alongside his athletes. He's a natural encourager and doesn't believe in "yelling" at his clients. Most recently he completed his first Half Ironman, earning 3rd in his Age Group.

    What his clients say:

    "I started training with an online coach who was actually an accountant turned running coach, but she knew nothing about me and was unable to watch me run. I knew I needed a change so that’s when I decided to try Jimmy out. Jimmy kicks my butt when I need it but is understanding when I need him to be. Jimmy is knowledgeable, motivating and approachable. He never makes me feel inferior or dumb for any of the questions that I ask. Most importantly, Jimmy knows not only how to develop an athlete but also how to speak to an athlete because he is an athlete. Jimmy is an excellent coach and any athlete would be lucky to have him."


    "Being coached by Jimmy is like having an insurance policy for my racing performance and improvements. He is thorough in his plans and makes a conscious effort to know specific details about my races and goals. Jimmy is patient and committed to proving I can accomplish my objectives."


    "Jimmy is very knowledgeable of the sport, a reliable/responsible coach, totally approachable and easy to communicate with, and always listens to my concerns and needs. The training program he designs is tailored to my specific abilities and goals. With Jimmy as my coach, I have set running Personal Records in various distances, won my age group in a triathlon, and progressed as an athlete. I couldn't do it without Coach Jimmy!"





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


    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.

    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.