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THE BEST SHOE FITTING PROCESS IN AMERICA November 6, 2015 22:04

Why St. Pete Running Company is the Place to Get Fitted for Shoes

Selecting the correct running shoes for you is an important decision, and not always an easy one. Shoes change each year and so does your body. We are so convinced about the importance of wearing the right shoes that we have developed a unique fitting process called StrideSmart. We are the only store in the world that uses this process.

After going through our shoe fitting, customers usually leave our store with the correct footwear as well as an understanding of their stride. When asked, our expert staff can and often will suggest stretches, strengthening exercises, and adjustments to a person's running form.

Initially, our expert staff will spend a few minutes listening. We want to learn more about you: goals, old shoes, injuries, challenges with running. We're here to help. Also, like any good shoe fitting, we measure your foot both seated and standing. We look at the length & width of your foot as well as your arch length.

At St. Pete Running Company, this step in the shoe fitting process is just the tip of a very big ice burg.

We want to get an understanding of the way your body moves. We will look at a few important things such as 1-legged squat & 2-legged squat to get an idea of your body's natural movement pattern.

The StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process takes into account several important factors:

  • Individual needs
  • Injury history
  • Personal Goals
  • Body alignment
  • Running/walking form
  • Gait
The running and gait analysis involved in a StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process is an in-depth evaluation. Some key things to note:
  • Takes little time out of a busy day (about 20 minutes on average)
  • Shoe fitting is not just for runners, but also designed for walkers and joggers of all abilities.
Interested in your free StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process? Stop by St. Pete Running Company any time during operating hours. No appointment necessary. No obligation to make a purchase. This shoe fitting process will change the way you select running and walking shoes. We're proud of the way our process helps athletes of all abilities maximize their potential.
Have you made mistakes in selecting running shoes in the past? You're not alone. Find out The 3 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Selecting Running Shoes.

 

Come Get Fitted for Your Next Pair of Shoes

St. Pete Running Company is located in the LA Fitness shopping center right across the street from Tyrone Mall.

Phone: 727-800-5043

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710

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.


COME MEET PRO TRIATHLETE CHRIS LEGH! November 6, 2015 21:50 1 Comment

Ironman Chris Legh

It's not every day you get to meet an Ironman Champion. Australian Chris Legh has logged over 85 worldwide professional race wins. A two-time Ironman Triathlon Champion and a five-time Australian National Champion, Chris has also earned 10 top-4 Ironman finishes, as well as two top-10 Hawaii Ironman World Championship finishes. From 1999 to 2000, he held the world number-one ranking in long course triathlons.
2x Ironman Champion:
  • 2004 Ironman Coeur D'alene
  • 2000 Ironman California
Chris divides his time between Melbourne, Australia and Boulder, CO with his wife, Sarah, and two children.
For this special occasion, Chris will be visiting the Tampa Bay area and St. Pete Running Company November 19th and 20th. We'll have two events with Chris Leigh, so don't miss your chance to meet a legend!

Run with a Champion

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM

It's not every day you get to run with an Ironman Champion. Our Thursday Group Run will be packed! Get here early and meet Chris Legh, who will be joining us for our Group Run. All levels are welcome, including walkers, joggers, and runners. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that you won't want to miss.

Breakfast with a Champion

It's also not every day you get to eat breakfast with an Ironman Champion. This is an event you won't want to miss.

A Champion's Breakfast at Caddy's on the Beach

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Cost: $20

Join us for this special event. All-you-can-eat breakfast with healthy options will be served at Caddy's in Treasure Island, Florida, on Friday, November 20th at 8:00 AM. Cost is $20 per person. There will be food, fun, camaraderie and plenty of giveaways. Chris Legh will be the keynote speaker and he will tell you fun, fascinating, and often hilarious experiences he's had while racing triathlon over the past two decades. This is a unique and rare chance to have breakfast with an Ironman legend.

ALL ATTENDEES RECEIVE GREAT SWAG

For the cost of $20, each attendee will get all-you-can-eat breakfast with healthy options. Also included: a Special Edition Newton Running Florida Shirt and a $20 Gift Card to spend on your next pair of Newton Running Shoes at St. Pete Running Company.

 

 

 

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

DUATHLON TRAINING CAMP STARTS TOMORROW January 2, 2015 12:00

DUATHLON TRAINING CAMP

For five weeks starting tomorrow, Saturday, Jan 3rd at 7:30 AM, there will be a Duathlon Training Camp hosted by St. Pete Running Company.

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Bike

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Run
 
  •  WHAT TO BRING: Road bike, helmet, running shoes, $50 for five-week clinic (cash or credit)
  • WHERE TO MEET:

ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY

6986 22nd Ave N
St. Pete, FL 33710
727-800-5043
 

 

DUATHLON TRAINING CAMP CALENDAR:

 

1/3/15- 7:30 - 9:30 AM
1/10/15- 7:30 - 9:30 AM
1/17/15- 7:30 - 9:30 AM
1/24/15- 7:30 - 9:30 AM
1/31/15- 7:30 - 9:30 AM


Love to run? Love to ride? Why not do both?!
Every Saturday morning in January, Cody and Chris of the St. Pete Running Company will be hosting a duathlon training camp. Attendees will receive training on proper riding and running technique from two of the most accomplished local runners and duathletes.Both Cody and Chris have competed in multiple duathlons, and they're excited to share their experience and expertise with you. The cost of the five-week clinic is $50, non-refundable. If cost is an issue, scholarships are available. Contact Cody. All attendees receive a Sunny Runner hat or visor. The requirements: a road bike and a helmet. The rest of the equipment (shoes, apparel, etc.) is up to you. Beginners are welcome. If you're a runner looking to add another sport, this is the clinic for you!

 

The Chilly Willy Duathlon in Ft. Desoto takes place Sunday, February 1, 2015. This training camp is the perfect place to get ready for your first or fiftieth duathlon. Attendees are NOT required to sign up for this race.

Whether your goal is to compete or to complete a duathlon, or simply to enhance your cross-training, this is the clinic for you!

 
 
 

All attendees receive a limited edition Sunny Runner visor or hat!

Sunny Runner Hat
Sunny Runner Visor