SPRC Blog

3 REASONS WHY RUNNERS SHOULD STOP DRINKING COFFEE IMMEDIATELY March 31, 2020 19:03

Stop Now!

3 Reasons Why Runners Should STOP Drinking Coffee

You may have heard about the benefits of coffee drinking like antioxidants. But if you're a runner, we'd like to share what we've recently learned about coffee, and why you should stop drinking it now. (Don't worry, if you stop now, it's not too late).

1. COFFEE CONSUMPTION NEGATIVELY AFFECTS THE ENVIRONMENT - Each cup of coffee you drink has a cost, and that cost is our environment. The impact on climate change is staggering, as each cup of coffee equals two tons of ice that melt at the polar caps. That's why this is our number one reason for warning every runner against drinking coffee.

2. WHEN YOU DRINK COFFEE, FARMERS SUFFER - It's no secret that coffee farmers don't get paid enough for the fruit of their labor. Even Fair trade Coffee does not provide a living wage for most Farmers.  Now, many economists agree that if we stopped drinking coffee, either permanently or temporarily, the price of beans would elevate so that those farmers who are left will be able to actually profit from their work.

3. IT'S ALSO APRIL FOOLS DAY. -Did you think we were serious?

 

Go drink some coffee :)

 

 

 

Guest blog by a Coffee Aficionado. 


THESE TOP GIFT IDEAS ARE HOT! December 24, 2019 22:21

Need Gift Ideas for the Holidays?

We've Got You Covered!

At St. Pete Running Company, we've got a variety of gifts for the athlete in your family or group of friends.

 

Why Aftershokz Headphones are a HOT Gift Idea

Bluetooth headphones with bone-conducting technology = a great gift for the runner/walker/cyclist/swimmer on your list!

  • Connects to any smartphone with Bluetooth
  • Bone-conducting technology is safer because the listener can still hear other sounds (Seriously! Test these out in our store.)
  • Each model is super light-weight, stays put, and is sweatproof
  • There's even a model for swimmers that stores up to 4GB of audio

 

Why Goodr Sunglasses are a HOT Gift Idea

Polarized Sunglasses with a variety of styles = a great gift for anyone!

  • Polarized
  • Comfort fit
  • Scratch resistant
  • No slip or bounce
  • Tons of color options!

 

Why Oofos Sandals are a HOT Gift Idea

Women's

Men's

A sandal with arch support that's great for recovery = a dream come true for feet everywhere!

  • Extremely comfortable
  • Arch support
  • Engineered for recovery
  • Shock-absorbant foam
  • So light they float!
  • Variety of color options

 

The Tried and True Gift Card is a HOT Gift Idea

A Gift Card to St. Pete Running Company = a winner every time!

  • A personal touch that says you know how much your family member or friend enjoys to walk, run, or workout
  • Personalize the amount you'd like to give as a gift
  • Simplify the shopping and let your family member or friend pick exactly what they want
  • Our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process will ensure that they are able to select the running and/or walking shoes that are just right for them!

 

 

Bought Shoes Before? We Can Look You Up!

If you've bought shoes from St. Pete Running Company before, we can look up exactly what model and size you purchased!

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, St. 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.


THE HEADPHONES YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR November 22, 2019 19:01

Aftershokz Headphones for Every Workout

Take a Swim in These Headphones

Aftershokz Xtrainerz $149.95

  • Aftershokz Xtrainerz are the waterproof headphones you can swim with!
  • With up to 4GB of space for MP3 storage (up to 1,200 songs)
  • Open-ear listening
  • 8-hour battery life
  • Lightweight, just over 1 oz.
  • They come with swimming earplugs
  • 2-year warranty

 

Take Your Workout to the Next Level in These Bluetooth Headphones

All-New Aftershokz Aeropex $159.95

  • Aftershokz Aeropex are the latest in advanced bone-conducting technology!
  • Enhanced audio with deeper bass, less vibration, and louder volume
  • Bone-conducting technology with open-ear listening
  • Bluetooth compatible - listen to music, podcasts, and other audio on your smartphone (you can even make and receive phone calls)
  • Sweatproof and IP67 Waterproof rating (just don't swim with them! Get the XTrainerz for your swim workout)
  • 8-hour battery life
  • Barely-there feel: weighs only 26 grams
  • 2-year warranty

Test out the advanced technology improvements at St. Pete Running Company

 

The Barely-There Bluetooth Headphones

Aftershokz Trekz Air $119.95

  • Aftershokz Trekz Air weigh in at just 30 grams
  • Bone-conducting technology with open-ear listening
  • Bluetooth compatible - listen to music, podcasts, and other audio on your smartphone (you can even make and receive phone calls)
  • Sweatproof
  • 6-hour battery life
  • 2-year warranty

 

Buy Aftershokz at St. Pete Running Company

We carry these Aftershokz models in store, including the classic model Trekz Titanium for $79.95

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.


3 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT SUNNY RUNNERS KIDS RUN CLUB September 30, 2019 11:33 48 Comments

Let's Celebrate Kids Running!

Sunny Runners

Kids Run Club

When: Starting October 6th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM with Weekly Practice through November 10th (See Schedule Below)

Where: Various Locations in St. Pete (See Schedule Below)

Who: Kids Ages 4-12

Cost: $40 per child for the Kids Run Club or $60 for all 6 weeks with Race Entry for St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids Race (weekly drop-in rate $10)

Goal Race: St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids (various distances according to age)

SIGN YOUR KIDS UP ONLINE

We're teaching kids great running form to be an efficient runner and making it fun! The experts at St. Pete Running Company want to inspire your kids to live an active and healthy lifestyle. This will be a fun, action-packed class that will help your little ones an appreciation and life-long love of running. We will teach your little stompers the necessary skills for running such as cadence, stride length and pacing, using our FAST system: Frequency, Alignment, Stability, & Timing are the keys to their success.

 - Parents are invited to join in at no charge.  If you would like to help coach contact St. Pete Running Company.

- These classes are outside - please have children wear sunscreen, bug spray, and comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle.

- Kids will be broken into groups by age for training

- We will also teach how to make a few simple kid friendly healthy snacks

- There will be a focus on a positive characteristic trait each week


Three Things to Love About Kids Running Class

  1. ENCOURAGES A LOVE OF RUNNING - We can equip kids with tools for success, but the best thing we can teach them is that running is fun!
  2. GIVES MOM AND DAD TIME TO RELAX - Parents are welcome to join in, but can also sit back and relax while your kids get to spend some energy!
  3. EVERYONE WINS - When your kids enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle, they will begin to understand the value of maintaining that lifestyle for years to come. And we believe kids are the future, so we want to encourage them! Each class includes a snack at the end, and parents receive a $10 Gift Card to St. Pete Running Company. Win/Win!

 

 We Can't Wait to Get Started!

SIGN UP ONLINE TODAY

Training Schedule:

All practice sessions will be on Sundays from 2-3pm

October 6 – Lake Vista Park - 1401 62nd Ave. S.

October 13 – Fossil Park - 6635 Dr MLK Jr. St. N.

October 20 – Northwest Park - 5801 22nd Ave. N.

October 27 – Campbell Park - 601 14th St. S.

November 3 – Gladden Park - 3901 30th Ave. N.

November 10 – Crescent Lake Park - 1320 5th St. N. (NOTE: Nov 10th will be our CELEBRATION RUN, with a race for the kids)

SATURDAY - November 16 – St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids Races

*If you include this in your registration* PeliKids Finisher's will also receive a Medal and a race T shirt to celebrate their accomplishment

 

 

 

 

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


SUMMER TRACK STARTS JUNE 19TH June 5, 2019 13:34 25 Comments

Project 360 Summer Track Program

St. Pete Running Company is proud to present our Project 360 Track Program. This is a 10-Week Summer Track Program starting on June 19th. We'll meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 AM or 6:30 PM every week. The program will end on Aug. 21st.

Project 360 will focus on maintaining fitness and getting faster during the summer with speedwork, strength training, and dynamic stretching. You don't have to be fast to join us for Speedwork. Wherever you are now, you are welcome to join us because all levels of runners and joggers are welcome to come out for weekly workouts.

When and Where Do We Meet?

Project 360 Track Program will run from June 19th through Aug. 21st. We meet at Northside Christian School (Address: 7777 62nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709)
We will offer two sessions on Wednesdays:
  • Mornings at 5:30 AM
  • Evenings 6:30 PM

About the Program

Project 360 Track Program has been developed to help you maintain and even increase your fitness level during the hot summer months. And get this, the key is actually running LESS and running more strategically. More speed, more efficiency, less running. It's the same concept world-class athletes use to train in hot conditions. We have assembled an expert coaching team to help you get faster than you are now. Attendees should expect to become more efficient runners, to be able to increase your current pace, and to learn how to properly train in heat. Bring a water bottle, a towel (yoga mat), running clothes and running shoes!


How Do I Register?

Cost for 10 Weeks is $99.99 ($10 per session). Drop-in rate is $15 per session. If you have purchased a Track Pass in the past, you can still use the pass to attend however many sessions remain on your Track Pass. You can register for track by purchasing the sessions at the store, on the website, or at the track.

 

BUY TRACK PASSES ONLINE

 

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.