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:
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Make sure to drink plenty of fluids before a run and consume extra fluids and electrolytes while heat training.
- Know your hourly sweat rate and replenish with electrolytes accordingly. Our favorite Gatorade Endurance Athlete, Cody Angell, and myself can help you with this.
- 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!
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!
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 ScheduleArrival & Registration: 6:15 PM.6:45 - Kids 1-Lap6:55 - Kids 1-Mile7:15 - Believe Mile - 12:00 - 15:00 pace7:35 - Achieve Mile -9:00 - 12:00 pace.7:50 - Moxie Mile - 7:00 - 9:00 Pace8:00 - 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
- In store at St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, SP
- Online Click Here
- Sign up the day of the event at the track
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
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
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 ProgramStarting 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.
3 THINGS WE LIKE ABOUT THE BROOKS PUREFLOW 6 AND LAUNCH 4 December 31, 2016 16:55
Check Out the New Brooks
at St. Pete Running Company
Women's Pureflow 6
Men's Pureflow 6
Women's Launch 4
Men's Launch 4
What We Like About the Pureflow 6 and Launch 4
1. Soft and Flexible
2. Good Connection to the Ground
3. Close Fit for the "Hug" Feel
1. Springy Ride
2. Responsive to Stride
3. Cushy Underfoot
Blogger Bria is a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company
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