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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.


      3 REASONS TO JOIN ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY'S COUCH TO 5K January 08, 2017 13:02

      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.

      LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE!
      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.

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      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.

       

       


      5 TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST HALF MARATHON September 06, 2016 13:55

       First Half?

      Take a Look at these Essential Tips

       

      1. Build up to higher distances gradually

      If you’ve never gone more than 3 miles, it’s not a good idea to have your next run be a 10-mile run. Take a few weeks to gradually increase your mileage and build up to the higher miles.

      1. Don’t try to increase speed on longer runs

      Longer runs should be done at a steady, slower than average pace. Doing speedwork training, or short distances at slightly higher pace, will be much more effective when it comes to helping your pace increase.

      1. Take time for recovery

      Not only is a recovery run (very slow pace) needed on a regular basis during training, but taking a day off should be part of your routine. A walk or swim is considered active recovery, so you can use cross training as a recovery day. Also get plenty of sleep!

      1. Swap between two pairs of running shoes

      If you can, purchase two pairs of running shoes for your half marathon training. One shoe should be a trainer for shorter distances. Often, this is where a lightweight shoe is helpful. One shoe should be a longer distance trainer. A bit more cushion is usually ideal for that second shoe. Most importantly, make sure to get a proper fitting for the running shoes prior to purchasing so you don’t end up in the wrong type of shoe.

      1. Fuel during your training

      It’s important to fuel your body, especially for distance running. As your body’s electrolytes become depleted, water is simply not enough for endurance training. Find what works for you and stick with it during the race. No new nutrition on race day! Protein and carbs are important to consume after the race.

       

      Ready for your shoe fitting? Come into St. Pete Running Company!

      Our StrideSmart Fitting Process is a one-of-a-kind analysis that will help you get into the best shoes for YOU!

       

       

       

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