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3 REASONS WHY ATHLETIC WEAR IS A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY October 28, 2017 11:38

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.


    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.


    3 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THE ALL-NEW GARMIN FORERUNNER 35 October 25, 2016 14:50

    New Garmin Watches In Store

    Forerunner 35

    Say hello to the Forerunner 35! This no-nonsense running watch displays just what's important to you.



    What We Love About the FR 35

    1. SIMPLICITY- For the walker or runner who simply wants the basics, this is an easy to understand smartwatch.
    2. HEART RATE OPTICAL SENSOR- No chest strap. Heart rate is monitored through the wrist.
    3. PERFECT FIT- The FR 35 is small enough to wear on a daily basis, even when you aren't running.

     

     

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

    NOW IN STORE: UNDER ARMOUR October 15, 2016 15:05 1 Comment

    What New Brand Are We Bringing Into the Store?

     

    Under Armour Now At St. Pete Running Company

    A tried and true company, we're proud to present Under Armour at St. Pete Running Company. This is a brand that is not only comfortable but affordable. We will be carrying apparel items for men and women.


     

    We're also bringing in one of their popular shoe models called the UA Charged Bandit 2 that's a great option for shorter distances and gym workouts.

     

     Women's

    Men's

     

    Under Armour Launch Party & Demo Run

    Monday, October 17th at 6:30 PM

    Come test out the Under Armour shoes. We think you'll love them! Our Monday Group Run is for all levels of walkers and joggers, and it's FREE!

    St. Pete Running Company

    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: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

     

     

     

     

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


    4 KEYS TO EASIER RUNNING September 30, 2016 15:08

    Do You Find Running Hard?

    Do These 4 Things!

    Blog post by Janna Angell

    WEAR THE RIGHT SHOES

    It's no secret. The shoe you choose makes a huge difference to your running.  Wearing the WRONG shoe can lead to injuries and problems that can derail your progress. Our exclusive StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process provides a unique and comprehensive fit assessment,  designed to put you in the RIGHT shoes.....for YOU! Let our expertly trained staff fit you on your next visit.

    GET YOUR TECHNIQUE RIGHT

    More efficient form will make a profound difference to your running. Thinking "one foot in front of the other" was enough, many runners were never taught the simple but hugely effective techniques to run smarter and prevent injury and burnout. You can learn these techniques by taking our monthly running class, Running 101. Since we opened our doors, hundreds of customers have learned the RIGHT way to run.  Our next Running 101 class is on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:00 PM at our store. The class costs $10.  Following the class, participants get a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in our store.


    BE CONSISTENT WITH YOUR RUNNING

    Consistency breeds consistency! You'll find that fitness comes much easier if you create and stick to a weekly training routine. Our Weekly Group Runs give you the accountability to make running a healthy habit! Plus, they're fun!  Click here for our group run schedule. Come join some of friendliest fellow running enthusiasts around!Click here to be taken to our group run schedule.

    REST....THE RIGHT WAY

    Recovery...an important, and often forgotten, part of training. More than just something you do when you finish working out, the right recovery keeps you rested,  healthy and ready to run another day!
    For recovery, try the following things:
    -Eat and rehydrate after training.
    -Use a foam roller on your body every day.
    -Wear compression socks after training
    -Make sure you're getting adequate sleep.