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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.


      RUNNING IN HEAT: 6 WAYS TO ACCLIMATE June 13, 2018 11:54

      Summer is Here!

      Tips For Running in the Florida Heat

      Blog Post by Coach Jimmy Williams

      Summer temps are here and I just wanted to share some tips about how to acclimate to the heat/humidity:

      1. It will take about 14 days of running in the heat for an hour or more for your body to adapt to the heat (cardiovascular adaptations typically start within the first 3-5 Days).
      2. Be deliberate in slowing down during your first few days of running in the heat. Make sure your easy days are extra easy, ignore pace and run on perceived effort.
      3. Do not increase your perceived exertion intensity in an attempt to match your pace during the winter months. A 5k in July won’t be the same as a 5k in January.
      4. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids before a run and consume extra fluids and electrolytes while heat training.
      5. Know your hourly sweat rate and replenish with electrolytes accordingly. Our favorite Gatorade Endurance Athlete, Cody Angell, and myself can help you with this.
      6. Make sure to wear lightweight running apparel (tank tops, shorts, thin socks) that are well ventilated to avoid overheating and soaking up with sweat.

      We want all of our Sunny Runners to be safe out there! Happy running!

       

       

       


      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.


          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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