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HALF MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM ANNOUNCED July 25, 2018 12:18

Ready to Start Training For Your First or Next Half?

Join Our Half Marathon Training Program

Half Marathon Training

Want to run a Half Marathon? Join St. Pete Running Company for our 10-week Half Marathon Training Course starting September 10th. The program caps at 50 people.

Half Marathon Info Seminar: Find out more and get your questions answered

Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00 PM

You can also join our Group Run afterward at 6:30 PM

Half Marathon Sign-Up Party

Monday, August 27th at 6:00 PM

We'll have giveaways! Meet the coaches and learn about the class.

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 Monday, September 10th at 6:30 PM, meeting at St Pete Running Company.
  • The target race is The St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon on Sunday, November 18th, 2018.
  • 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

      • Race entry discount for St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon
      • 10% Discount in store purchases until 11/18/18
      • Caps at 50 people

      If you have more questions please call the store 727-800-5043 or contact Cody.


      THE ST. PETE MILE! WE'RE HAVING A 1-MILE TRACK RACE May 23, 2018 13:50

      Join us for the first ever 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! This is soon to be a favorite on the Summer Running Calendar. This is friendly, laid back, inclusive, and above all it's FUN!
       
      St. Pete Mile

      We meet on National Running Day, June 6th, on the track at Northside Christian School (Address: 7777 62nd Ave North in St. Pete). The Run/Race Distance is 1 mile.
      The cost to register is $10. Kids 12 & Under can participate for free! The event commences at 6:45 PM. There will be multiple heats of the mile so participants can run with people of comparable speed.
       

      Provisional Event Schedule

      Arrival & Registration: 6:15 PM.
      6:45 - Kids 1-Lap
      6:55 - Kids 1-Mile
      7:15 - Believe Mile - 12:00 - 15:00 pace
      7:35 - Achieve Mile -9:00 - 12:00 pace.
      7:50 - Moxie Mile - 7:00 - 9:00 Pace
      8:00 - 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

      1. In store at St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, SP
      2. Online Click Here
      3. Sign up the day of the event at the track
      St Pete Mile Run
       
      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
      -Celebrate National Running Day in a fun and festive way with 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 - Is there a race T-shirt?

      A - No, we've got something better. The adult finishers get a limited edition bottle of our hot sauce!

      Q - Will there be medals?

      A - No, but you can take lots of pictures and catalogue 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 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. We have a little kids running class on Sunday, May 27th at 3:00 PM to teach your little ones proper running form. Toddlers/small children can do the 1-Lapper (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 6th, where you can register at 6:15 PM


      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.


          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."

          -Sarina

          "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."

          -Daniel

          "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!"

          -Morgan

           

           

           

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

          WANT TO TRY RUNNING ON A TRACK? HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! June 21, 2016 20:59

          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.

          Here is what people have to say about our 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

          "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.

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