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ST. PETE TRIATHLON TRAINING AND SKILLS CAMP ANNOUNCED April 16, 2018 11:00

Triathlon Training Camp 4/22/17

 

This is a perfect opportunity for you to hone your triathlon skills with world class triathlon instructors.  This 1-day training camp on April 22nd is lead by former world Class triathlete Chris Legh (Australia) and St. Pete Running Company's Triathlon Coach Jimmy Williams, B SC Ex Science. This camp will make you a much better triathlete!

The camp is designed to build race specific fitness, knowledge and confidence prior to spring and summer racing.

 To ensure that attendees receive first-class instruction, the course will be limited to 30 participants.  The cost of the camp is $99 per person
 

You get:

  • Instruction from a Professional Triathlete and Multisport Coach across all disciplines of triathlon.
  • Psychology of training and racing techniques from a World Class Triathlete.
  • Swim specific modules which cover both training techniques and race simulation.
  • Learn how to do more with less on your bike split. Includes pro tips on how to have a better bike split while saving your legs for the run.
  • Running form seminar and then workout designed to facilitate a more efficient stride pattern. You can learn to run faster while using less energy.
  • Full understanding of triathlon hydration. Reduce your cramping probability.
  • Support to help you achieve your fitness goals.
  • Nutritious food to eat.
  • Q&A, tips and dialogue with Chris Legh, who has amassed over 100 Professional wins.

 

The Swim and Breakfast will take place at Caddy's On The Beach, one of St. Pete's Iconic venues.

 All The Details:

 When : April 22nd, 2018.

Where: Morning Session will be at Caddy's on the Beach, 900 West Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island. Afternoon Session will be Baseball Fields at Pinellas Bayway South, just past Sands Point Drive on the Right.

Who: Camp is designed to accommodate Novice, Beginner, intermediate and advanced triathletes. Students should be able to swim.

What to bring: Goggles, Sunscreen, Water Bottles, Shoes for cycling, Road Bicycle & Helmet. Also bring running shoes and socks. You can wear triathlon clothing or clothing specific for each event.  Wetsuits optional. Bring phone/camera for pictures.

Why: We are doing this so we can empower you to get better at the skills of triathlon.

The Bike and RunTraining will take place at St Pete Running Company.

Provisional Itinerary

7:30-8:00  - Check in and meet & greet. Caddy's On The Beach, 9000 West Gulf Blvd Treasure Island, FL.

8:00 - 9:00 - Open Water Swim module in the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Instruction will be easy to digest and there will be plenty of rest/breaks while standing on the sand bar. Will emphasize open-water techniques, race specific scenarios, and entry/exit of swim portion.

9:00 - 10:00 - Nutritious Brunch, Q&A and lecture with Chris Legh and Coach Jimmy Williams.

11:00 - 12:30. – Cycling Training,  at St Pete Running Company

12:30-1:00 - Hydration and Running Technique

1:00 - 1:45 - Chris Legh's Famous 200m Workout.

2:00 -  Foam Rolling, Photos, Final Words, Social Media and Departure

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 About the Clinicians

Chris Legh - Winner of over 100 Multisport events as a professional Triathlete. Spokesperson For Gatorade. Recently ran 2:34 at New York Marathon.

 

Jimmy Williams - Former member of Florida State University Triathlon Team. Head Running & Triathlon Coach, Health & Fitness Advocate. Bachelors of Science in Ex Science. 3rd Amateur Overall, Powerman USA Duathlon. Overal Winner, Escape from Fort Desoto 2018.

 

 

 


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.


5 REASONS TO JOIN THE OPEN WATER SWIM June 18, 2017 14:38

Why Swim With a Group?

5 Reasons to Join the Open Water Swim Course

  • Safety- Even if you've been swimming for a long time, it's best to have at least one other person with you in the open water.
  • Encouragement- Join other athletes who are learning just like you, and you'll be able to encourage each other.
  • Race Day Experience- The best way to prepare is to practice! You'll be more comfortable and efficient in open water during your triathlon if you've practiced with a group to simulate the actual race.
  • Improvement- While learning new (or improving upon) skills of swimming in a pack, sighting, and breathing, you'll swim faster without any extra effort.
  • Confidence- Nerves at a race are normal, but with practice and increased confidence, you can prevent any unnecessary panic or stress.

About the Course

Open Water Swims on Tuesday and Saturday!

Join us for this informative and fun swim course. It would be the perfect course for beginners, those who are weak in the water, someone who is looking to improve technique, or if you are just looking to become comfortable in the water. Some things we will work on during this course will be sighting, entering and exiting the water, drills specific to open water swimming and how to swim in a group.

Cost: This will be a 5 session course.  Cost is $49.99 for all 5 sessions or just join us for a drop in session of $15.00.

Session dates:
Tuesdays  - June 13th, 20th, 27th 6:30pm at Maderia Beach
Saturdays - June 17th and July 1st 9:00am at Caddy's on the Beach

If you have more questions please contact Jimmy.  

 

 

 

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


TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM March 08, 2017 17:00

St Pete Running Company is hosting a Triathlon Training Program. The program will be for five weeks starting Saturday, March 25th at 9:00am.

If you are looking to improve your times or just getting started.  This course may be for you.  Let our team of experts guide you through a friendly and non intimidating program which we can guarantee will be informative and fun.

Requirements:

Participants need to be healthy enough to perform physical activity of easy, medium and moderate vigorous levels. You must be able to swim and have basic cycling skills.  You'll need a road bicycle & helmet. Also a good set of running shoes and swim goggles are compulsory. (We can fit you for both of those.)

About the course:

We will teach all things triathlon, including swim skills, cycling, run training and additional skills such as transitioning between events. 

Our goal is to help you have fun as you ease into a great level of fitness. We will have three group training sessions a week and you will be given a weekly training plan.

The group training sessions will look like this:

  • Tuesday evening: Open Water Swim w/ drills to improve form & confidence in water.
  • Wednesday 5:30am or 6:15pm: Speedwork at Walter Fuller Dog Park. 
  • Saturday Morning: Brick workout (alternating biking & running intervals w/ transition tips)

All of our instructors are triathletes and great at communicating. They want to see you do your best and help you to achieve your goals. 

Instructors include: Jimmy, Cody and a few guest clinicians. 

 

What you can expect to learn:

By the end of the course you can expect to be a competent triathlete who possesses basic and intermediate skills in the exciting and booming sport of triathlon.

Our goal race is the upcoming St Anthony's Triathlon, however, attendees are NOT required to sign up for this race. This Triathlon Training Program is the perfect place to get ready for your first or fiftieth Triathlon.

 

Cost:

There are 2 options:
$199 which includes the one day Training & Skills Camp with Chris Legh on April 2, to find out more information about this awesome one day camp. Check out the FB event, https://www.facebook.com/events/1739076026422884/

$149 excluding the one-day triathlon camp

Cost for both options includes a 5-week program - with three group training sessions a week.  Athletes will receive 10% off in store during the 5-week program, and many free goodies from our partners/sponsors.

How to Sign Up:

LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE! Sign up early in store or by phone (727-800-5043) to make sure you get your spot reserved.

Have more questions?  Plan on attending our information session on Monday, March 13th at 6:00pm.

 

Please feel free to contact the store 727.800.5043 or email Jimmy with more questions.

 

 

 


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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