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TRIATHLON COURSE AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY May 26, 2016 13:47

Tri Training at St. Pete Running Company

Is the Tri Course For Me?

First time triathlete? Interested in learning the basics? Want to improve on your tri skills? Then St. Pete Running Company has the perfect course for you! Whether you've done a triathlon in the past or you're thinking about signing up for your first one, you will benefit from attending our 5-week clinic with a team of experts guiding you through a friendly and non-intimidating format.

What is a Triathlon?

A triathlon is a race with three different physical activities: swimming, cycling, and running. There are multiple distances at triathlon races, including shorter sprint distances for first-time triathlon athletes.

Swim


Bike

Run
This Triathlon Course will be a 5 week clinic
Orientation for the course will be at St Pete Running Company on Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30 PM.

Sign-up in the store and get your questions answered during our orientation.

Each participant will need to have their own bicycle and helmet. Recommended that everyone have a good pair of running shoes and goggles (available to purchase at St. Pete Running Company).

Cost: $150

First Training Session on Saturday, June 18th at 8:00 AM meets at St. Pete Running Company.

The Triathlon training schedule includes 3 weekly sessions:

  • Tuesday Evening swim 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday night 6:30 PM track workout at Admiral Farragut
  • Saturday Morning 8:00 AM Brick session, which is cycling and an easy run in the same workout.  We will meet at St. Pete Running Company.

We will be having a mock triathlon during the course to practice what a triathlon is like.

Goal Race: Participants are encouraged to sign up for a triathlon. The Top Gun Tri race at Ft. Desoto will take place on July 23rd.

 

Perks For Each Participant

Everyone who signs up for the course will receive:

  •        3 weekly coached training sessions
  • Triathlon race number belt

  • 10% discount on everything in store during the course

We hope you're as excited as we are about this awesome course! Please note that participants need to be healthy enough to perform physical activities from easy to medium and moderate vigorous levels.

Questions? Email Jimmy jimmymichaelwilliams@gmail.com
NOTE: This course has a maximum capacity of 15 participants. Sign-up must be done in store.

 


9 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT SPEEDWORK May 13, 2016 17:54

Track Program Underway with St. Pete Running Company

Ready to take your running to the next level?

The idea of speedwork, track workout, or anything involving the word "speed" might intimidate the average runner. Is that you? Then you'll be interested to find out these 9 things you may not know about speedwork from St. Pete Running Company owner Cody Angell.

1. Speedwork is not just for fast people.

Regular and newer runners can benefit as much if not more from going to the track weekly.

2. Speedwork teaches proper pacing.

Doing Speedwork can ingrain a sense of pacing. Being on a track regularly can teach how to "hit your splits." It also teaches how to manage effort throughout the duration of a run. 

3. Speedwork is not the same thing as sprinting.

Not all track runners are Usain Bolt! Even if you're running at a very slow pace, running intervals on the track will be beneficial. 

4.  We refer to intervals as the wrong thing.

Most of us think that during a track workout the "interval" is running. By definition the interval is technically the break between repetitions. For example, a 1-minute interval is basically describing taking a break between running. 

5. Misery loves company.

When running with a group of people on the track you'll find that it feels easier to perform the work than it would feel while doing it by yourself. 

6. Accountability is a huge component of Speedwork.

Having the knowledge that a group of people are expecting you to be on the track and to run with them is a powerful motivator. Also, if one runner in the group is having a bad day, the others runners can "pull them through" a workout. 

7. Speedwork should be progressive.

If done consistently, speed training should be progressive in nature. It should start easy and then increase the amount of work done each time. This can be done by changing the volume and intensity of the repetitions, or reducing the recovery between those reps. 

8.  Speed Training equals better racing.

We recommend simulating the race within training. Training on the track can often get you ready for your big day. Your body will know what it feels like to run at race pace. Running a race without doing Speedwork is like taking a test without studying. 

9.  Track teaches more than just speed.

Your body will learn better running economy. You'll be able to absorb lactic acid better. It's likely that your stride will become more powerful  and efficient if you add drills to the mix. Also, it gives your body something called after burn, which means you'll be burning more calories after running Speedwork than you normally would. 

Ready for a safe and fun Speedwork environment?

Join the Run St. Pete Facebook Group to get more info about the St. Pete Running Company Track Training Program. Feel free to ask the coaches a question, and check out the posts to see what has everyone so excited about Speedwork. Also feel free to visit the Training page on our site where you'll find more details and FAQs.

We have assembled an expert coaching team to help you become more efficient and faster at running.

Coaches:

Chris McCaffrey, employee at St. Pete Running Company and Personal Running Coach.

Dr. Brian Fullem, Clearwater based Sports Podiatrist, Author, Coach and former elite runner.

Cody Angell, St. Pete Running Company.

 

Check out this video from the most recent track workout!

 

 

 

 

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


ARE YOUR FEET ON THE CLOUD? April 16, 2016 14:00

Responsive Running Shoes for Every Runner

Men's On Cloud 

Women's On Cloud

 

On Running at St. Pete Running Company

St. Pete Running Company is introducing a new brand. On Running Shoes are now in store. Here's what you need to know.

 

What You Need to Know About the Cloud 

  • Designed for runners who want a minimal running shoe with maximal cushioning

  • Super lightweight, flexible and responsive
  • Soft landing with an explosive takeoff
  • Forget about lacing up: The On Cloud features easy-entry lacing

Men's On Cloudsurfer

 

What You Need to Know About the Cloudsurfer

  • Agile and breathable
  • Cushioned while still highly responsive
  • Great neutral shoe for training and race competition
  • Cloud elements move individually to respond to individual gait

 Women's On Cloudflyer

 

What You Need to Know About the Cloudflyer

  • Soft landing of a training shoe with the dynamic kick of a rapid competitive shoe
  • Stability impulse promotes running motion without inward rotation
  • Wider surface area provides a stable stance for safe ride
    • Platform provides a natural range of motion and extra flexibility

     

    Ready to Put Your Feet in a Cloud?

    Come into St. Pete Running Company for your free StrideSmart Fitting Process and try On Running shoes to see how much your feet love the Cloud.

     

     

     

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


    TOP REASONS TO TRY A TRI March 16, 2016 15:45

    Get Ready to Try a Tri with St. Pete Running Company

    Have you ever wanted to try a triathlon? Then St. Pete Running Company has the perfect course for you! Whether you've done a triathlon in the past or you're thinking about signing up for your first one, you will benefit from attending our 5-week clinic with a team of experts guiding you through a friendly and non-intimidating format.

    What is a Triathlon?

    Swim
    Bike
    Run
    A triathlon is a race with three different physical activities: swimming, cycling, and running. There are multiple distances at triathlon races, including shorter sprint distances for first-time triathlon athletes.

    Orientation at St. Pete Running Company

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM

    WHERE: St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 (PH: 727-800-5043)

    RSVP ON FACEBOOK

    Our kick-off orientation for the Try a Tri 5-week course begins next week. Sign-up in the store and get your questions answered during our orientation. Each participant will need to have their own bicycle and helmet. Recommended that everyone have a good pair of running shoes and goggles (available to purchase at St. Pete Running Company).

    Cost: $150 (must sign up in person at St. Pete Running Company)

    First class on Saturday, March 26th at 8:00 AM meets at St. Pete Running Company.

    The schedule for the Try a Tri Clinic includes meeting 3 times a week:

    Monday night 6:30 PM: slow and steady group run at St. Pete Running Company.
    Wednesday night 6:00 PM: swim at Pass-A-Grille beach (meet at Hurley Park), followed by a short bike ride and dinner.
    Saturday Morning 8:00 AM: cycling and an easy run at St. Pete Running Company.

     

    Why Try a Tri?

    The benefits of this 5-week course are numerous! Here are the top reasons to join us for the Try a Tri Clinic with St. Pete Running Company.
    • Have fun as you ease into a great level of fitness with a group encouraging you along the way
    • Improve your skills in swimming, cycling, and running with expert advice
    • Learn how to transition at a triathlon
    • Become comfortable with the basics of the triathlon
    • Receive perks from St. Pete Running company, including:
      • Triathlon race number belt
      • Timing chip strap
      • Yanks elastic laces & installation
      • 10% discount of everything in store
      • Really cool trucker hat or running visor


    Get Ready to Try a Tri!

    We hope you're as excited as we are about this awesome course! Please note that participants need to be healthy enough to perform physical activities from easy to medium and moderate vigorous levels.

    Instructors:

    Chris

    Jimmy

    Cody

    NOTE: This course has a maximum capacity of 15 participants. Sign-up must be done in store.

     

     

     

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


    NOW AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY: ELLIPTIGOS January 19, 2016 13:05 1 Comment

    Ride an ElliptiGO and See What the Fuss is All About

    For the first time, St. Pete Running Company is renting ElliptiGO cycles. The Arc is the newest ElliptiGO product that is lightweight, providing a nimble, responsive workout that's easy on your joints. The other model we carry is the 8C ElliptiGO cycle which gives the feeling of “running on air” from the long, smooth elliptical stride.

    Both models are also for sale. The 8C model is $2499 and the Arc model is $1299. Your purchase will also apply toward Perkville points.

     

     

    What is an ElliptiGO?

    The ElliptiGO is an outdoor elliptical cycle that combines the best of running, cycling, and the elliptical trainer to deliver a low-impact, high performance workout outdoors.

     

    What is the Cost to Rent an ElliptiGO at St. Pete Running Company?

    Cost per person: $15 for one hour or $50 for the day. If you don't bring your own helmet, we will provide one for you.

    The Pinellas Trail is directly behind our store. The employees at St. Pete Running Company will help you get started with a quick lesson in the back parking lot.

     

    Why Should I Rent an ElliptiGO?

    Are you a former runner with joint issues? An athlete who desires low-impact exercise? A person who likes cross-training?

    Then you'll love testing out an ElliptiGO! The ElliptiGO is for anyone who wants low-impact, high-intensity exercise outdoors. 

     

    Can I Try Out Both Models?

    Absolutely! St. Pete Running Company has two ElliptiGO cycles in store, and they are both available to rent. The Arc and the 8C cycles have subtle differences. Two people can rent each model to take a ride together (one person per cycle).

    The Arc ElliptiGO Cycle

    The Arc’s sleek aluminum frame, eight gears and compact stride give you a nimble, responsive workout that’s easy on your joints. And the natural “stand up” position reduces neck, back and seat pain while giving you better visibility to see and be seen.

    Whether you want to cruise comfortably, sprint off the line quickly, or hammer the hills, the ElliptiGO Arc will get you there with a smile on your face.

    Price to purchase: $1299

    The 8C ElliptiGO Cycle

    The 8C ElliptiGO Cycle is the most popular model. Fitness enthusiasts and cross-training athletes alike enjoy the long, smooth stride, wide gear range, and running-like motion of the 8C. And the natural “stand up” position reduces neck, back and seat pain while giving you better visibility to see and be seen.

    The 8-gear range helps you climb hills, sprint the flats up to 25 mph, or cruise leisurely. Price to purchase: $2499

     

    Rent an ElliptiGO or Two at St. Pete Running Company

    Address: 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710

    Phone: 727-800-5043

    Rental Cost per person: $15 for one hour or $50 for the day

    Price to purchase: $2499 for the 8C model and $1299 for the Arc model

     

     

     

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