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WE WANT YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM FOR ST. PETE RUN FEST August 15, 2018 13:24

Ready to Sign Up For Run Fest?

We've Got a Discount Code!

We're excited to be partnering with the 2018 St. Pete Run Fest, and we've got a code for you to use if you haven't yet signed up for the Half Marathon.

CODE for 5% OFF: SPRC18

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

 

Already Signed Up? Join Our Team!

 

If you've already signed up for St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon, we'd love for you to join the St. Pete Running Company team! All our welcome to join us. It doesn't matter what pace you're doing. We're just supporting each other in community, and we'll have warm-ups beforehand at the race.

Why join the team? Benefits include our own tailgate space after the race. If we're the largest team at Run Fest, we'll get a catered tent at the finish line!

 

Join the St. Pete Running Company Team for the St. Pete Run Fest

 Here's how to join our team:

  1. Open your St. Pete Run Fest registration confirmation email or login to your IMAthlete account
  2. Select Manage Registration
  3. Go to Participant Info, then Select Team
  4. Select St. Pete Running Company
  5. Don’t forget to hit SAVE

Here are a couple of photos to walk you through these steps:

 

 

 

We've Got a Half Marathon Training Program

Looking for more than just a team? We've also got a training program to prepare you for the St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon, or whatever race you're doing.

CLICK HERE to Sign Up and to find out more info about the Training Program.

Still have questions? Call St. Pete Running Company at 727-800-5043 or visit us in store to chat with one of our expert staff.

ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY

6989 22nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33710

727-800-5043

Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.


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.


      MEET OUR NEW RUNNING COACH JEREMY RICHARDSON July 21, 2018 15:53

      Running Coach Jeremy Richardson

      We're delighted to announce a new coach at St. Pete Running Company! Meet Jeremy Richardson, a physical therapy assistant, a runner, and a triathlete.

      “We're excited to have Jeremy on board as our head coach at Run St. Pete, our training club. It was a highly selective process to find someone who could meet our expectations. As a talented up and coming coach and physical therapist, he's been advocating for us for years, and has sent many people to our store for a properly fitted running and walking shoe. He believes in what we are doing. To have a running and triathlon coach who is an elite athlete and a physical therapist is excellent. But to have that skill set and also demonstrate leadership and compassion for the individual is world class. He was a shoe-in for the job.”

      ~St. Pete Running Company Owner Cody Angell

       

      Get to Know Jeremy

      Q: Where are you from and what's your background?

      Jeremy: I was born in Tennessee but have lived in the Tampa Bay Area since I was three. My love of running came from running in different sports. No matter what sport it was, I always loved the running aspect of the game.

      Q: How long have you been involved with the sport?

      Jeremy: Triathlon has been a huge passion of mine since I first raced at 16. I have gained many experiences from racing all over the world and training with some incredibly talented athletes. During my time at Florida State University, I was able to train with two National Champions, and some of the best triathletes in the southeast.

      Q: Top sporting moment?

      Jeremy: My top sporting moment was winning the Gasparilla 8k, hearing all of my friends and family cheering, and having Meb Keflezighi give me my award.

      Q: What do you like about helping people?

      Jeremy: My passion in life is helping people! I love pushing people to be the best and have fun while doing it. I utilize the latest techniques in training and rehabilitation to keep my athletes healthy by progressively pushing them to new levels of fitness.

      Q: Why did you choose to work with St. Pete Running Company?

      Jeremy: I chose to work with St. Pete Running Company because I believe in and like what Janna and Cody are doing, which is growing the running community in a fun way.

      Q: What are your goals as an athlete?

      Jeremy: My goals are to continue to PR, and see where that takes me. I qualified as a professional triathlete, and I'd like to qualify again, and if able, to compete at that level.  

       

       

       

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


      WHICH NEW RUNNING SHOE WILL YOU CHOOSE? July 18, 2018 11:07

      New Shoes at St. Pete Running Company

      Tried a New Pair of Running Shoes Lately?

      Need new running shoes? There are lots of new models to try! Whether you're in a running rut or just want to check out how your feet feel in a something new, we're happy to help get you fitted for just the right shoe for you.

      Check Out Our New Running Shoe Models

      Hoka One One Clifton 5

      The Hoka One One Clifton 5 is a plush running shoe with maximal cushioning that gives you a "running/walking on a cloud" feeling.

      Women's Hoka Clifton 5

      Men's Hoka Clifton 5

       

      Saucony Ride ISO

      The Saucony Ride ISO is a neutral running shoe engineered for comfort with technology that adapts to your stride.

      Women's Saucony Ride ISO

      Men's Saucony Ride ISO

       

      Mizuno Wave Sky 2

      The Mizuno Wave Sky 2 is a neutral shoe that achieves a rare blend where softness meets responsiveness.

      Women's Mizuno Wave Sky 2

      Men's Mizuno Wave Sky 2

       

      Asics Kayano 25

      The Asics Kayano 25 is a stability shoe with high support, high cushion, and new tech that provides lighter weight and a springier ride.

      Women's Asics Kayano 25

      Men's Asics Kayano 25

       

       

       

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


      3 FACTS EVERY WOMAN IN A SPORTS BRA NEEDS TO KNOW July 11, 2018 13:19

      What is Your Most Important Piece of Equipment?

      Whether you're a runner or a walker, you probably consider running/walking shoes the most important piece of equipment for your workout. But is there anything else that is equally important?

      For women, the answer is YES! A quality sports bra is also one of the most important pieces of equipment needed for a walk or jog.

      Here are 3 facts that every woman should know:

      1. IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME - Breast tissue loses elasticity as women age. There are several reasons for this, but the end result is the same: sagging breasts. On the other hand, not all sports bras provide the same amount of support needed to slow or delay this process. Unfortunately, you get what you pay for, and a cheap sports bra may speed you toward that loss of elasticity.
      2. 80% OF WOMEN ARE IN THE WRONG BRA SIZE-- Speaking from personal experience, I fell into this statistic. I had been wearing a 34D for years. Thanks to my sports bra fitting, I discovered that 32DD was actually my proper fit. Having the wrong bra size is another factor that leads to a premature loss of elasticity.
      3. A SPORTS BRA SHOULD NOT REACH ITS FIRST BIRTHDAY-- Just like breast tissue, a sports bra's material will lose its elasticity over time due to the nature of the body's movement during physical activity. A cheap bra in particular can start stretching out in a matter of months. A stretched out or worn-out sports bra means a lack of support that contributes to an early loss of elasticity.
      In conclusion:
      Quality matters in a sports bra. Running with insufficient support is not only uncomfortable, but could also be contributing to an increased and premature loss of breast tissue elasticity.
       

      Are You In Discomfort When You Walk/Run/Jog?

      Here's another fun fact:

      • Size DD Equals up to 12 Pounds of Weight For One Ligament to Support-- There are no muscles in breast tissue. Only one ligament supports the breast tissue on its own.

      Plus it doesn't matter if you're an A cup or an F cup. Every woman can benefit from having a high-quality sports bra.

       

      Get Fitted For the Sports Bra that's Just Right For You!

      Cody and Janna Angell, owners of St. Pete Running Company, choose to carry Brooks Sports Bras in the store because they are the #1 brand for runners. Every stitch sewn is engineered to support the unique needs and preferences of female runners everywhere. Their goal is to ensure that every woman feels free to move with confidence.

       

      Our Best Sellers

      We carry several types of sports bras, and here is a detailed Pros and Con list of our two Best Sellers.

      The Juno Racerback

       

      PROS:

      • Interior unicup that gives shape to the breasts (aka no uni-boob or nipple show-through)

      • Complete adjustability with front-adjustable straps and adjustable back closures for custom fit

      • Interior front yoke prevents vertical breast movement

      • Increased ventilation from DriLayer® Powermesh zones on the back

      • Encapsulation/Compression (keeps everything in place)

      • Bonded areas for anti-chafe protection

      • Hidden support panels

      CONS:

      • Somewhat difficult to get on/off the body

      The Jubralee

      • Molded cups to maintain shape

      • Complete adjustability with front-adjustable straps and adjustable back closures for custom fit

      • Easy to put on/take off
      • Interior front yoke prevents vertical breast movement

      • Adjustable, soft-padded back closure for proper fit and support

      • Encapsulation/Compression

      • Bonded areas for anti-chafe protection

      • Hidden support panels

      CONS:

      • May need to go up a size


        Ladies Night - Demo the Bras!

        We're hosting an event called BRAS & BEER this Friday, July 13th from 6-8PM. Join us for a fun run where you can demo a Brooks running sports bra.

        Meet at St. Pete Running Company at 6:00 PM where the Brooks rep will get you a demo bra to wear during the run. Or you can wear your own bra if you prefer. Afterward, stick around for snacks, drinks, and great discounts in store.

        For more info, visit the Facebook Page Event where you can RSVP and share the event with your female friends and relatives.

         

        A Video Walking You Through A Sports Bra Fitting

         

         

         

        Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.