Training

St Pete Running Company is dedicated to runners young and old, experienced or new to running. We are pleased to announce training programs that meet the needs of all levels of experience. We will be offering Track and Speedwork Programs, Half Marathon Training, Triathlon and Duathlon Training, and one on one coaching (see Coaching tab).

 

5K Training Program 

Four-Week 5K Group Training

Starts Sunday, December 23rd

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Are you looking to improve your overall fitness or run a faster 5k?  Would you like to join a fun and supportive training group? Then we'd love to have you join our 5K Group Training!

This will be a comprehensive program for intermediate runners who want guidance and leadership to help achieve your goal. You don't have to be signed up for a race to join this group. All are welcome to come out and train with this fun and inclusive group!

Our expert staff will lead you through these training sessions where we'll help you not only improve your running technique, but you'll improve overall efficiency and learn how to prevent injury. One of the best aspects of group training is the camaraderie and encouragement from like-minded people. The optional goal race is the St. Pete Running Company 5k at the St Pete Beach Classic on Saturday, January 19th.


Cost: $79.99 (Limited to 25 spots)
You'll get a 10% Discount in our store for the duration of the program, our on-site Athletic Trainers will provide you with a free one-on-one injury prevention screening, and you'll receive free products from Gatorade Endurance. 

Here is the tentative schedule for the 5K Training Sessions:

Start date of the program is Sunday, December 23rd

Monday, 6:30 PM: (Store) Dynamics, easy running, core + foam rolling.

Wednesday, 5:30 AM or 6:30 PM: (track) Core + Speedwork.

Thursday, 6:30 PM: (Store) Dynamics, recovery slow run, core strength (Optional Day)

Sunday, early morning: (Store or various locations) Long Run.

If you have questions please call the store at 727-800-5043 or email Janna.

 

 

Duathlon Training Group

Four-Week Duathlon Training Program

Starts December 30th

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Join us for our popular Duathlon Training Course. Duathlon is a multisport race of Run, Bike, Run. This course is 4 weeks long and will teach you the essentials of Duathlon. It will include group runs, speed work, cycling and also Duathlon specific workouts called bricks. The psychology of racing and nutrition will be covered in this course. Positioned primarily in January 2019, this is a great way for runners to cross train, learn new things, and get a start in multisports.

The course will be lead by our expert staff who are friendly and motivating. The optional goal race is The Chilly Willy Duathlon at Beautiful Fort Desoto on January 27th, 2019. As an event partner in the race, we will be there to support you on the day as well.

Cost: $79.99 (Limited to 20 spots)
You'll get a 10% Discount in our store for the duration of the program, our on-site Athletic Trainers will provide you with a free one-on-one injury prevention screening, and you'll receive free products from Gatorade Endurance.

Training commences on December 30th.

A typical Weekly Schedule will be like this:

Monday, 6:30 PM: (Store) Dynamics, easy running, core + foam rolling.

Wednesday, 5:30 AM or 6:30 PM: (track) Core + Speedwork.

Thursday, 6:30 PM: (Store) Dynamics, recovery slow run, core strength (Optional Day)

Sunday, Early Morning: (Store or various locations) Brick workout of Cycling, Running and Core strength.

This class is for Novice to intermediate athletes.

Athletes will need a road bike, helmet and running shoes. We will help teach you everything else!

If you have questions please call the store at 727-800-5043 or email Cody.

 

    Winter Track Program

    St. Pete Running Company is proud to present our 9-Week Winter Track Program. Starting on Nov. 28th, we'll meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 AM or 6:30 PM every week. The program will end on Jan. 30th (we will not have track on Dec. 26th).

    You don't have to be fast to join us for speedwork. All levels of runners and joggers are welcome to come out for weekly workouts. This is a comprehensive track training program designed to improve your threshold so you can run a stronger 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon this winter. 

     

    Speedwork Program on Wednesdays:

    We will offer two sessions on Wednesdays:
    - Mornings at 5:30 AM. Meet at Northside Christian School (Address: 7777 62nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709).
    -Evenings 6:30 PM. Meet at Northside Christian School (Address: 7777 62nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709).

     

     

    About the Program:

    This program has been developed to help increase your endurance and to avoid injury. We have assembled an expert coaching team to take your running to another level. Through a combination of running intervals and core/mobility strengthening, attendees should expect to become more efficient at running, particularly over longer distances of 5K, 10K, and half marathon. Bring a water bottle, a towel, running clothes and running shoes!

     

    Cost:

    9 Weeks for $89.99. Drop-in rate is $15. If you have purchased a Track Pass in the past, you can still use the pass to attend however many sessions remain on your Track Pass. You can purchase these at the store, on the website, or at the track.

     

    Buy Track Passes

     

    Join Run St. Pete:

    Be sure to join our running club, Run St. Pete. To join you simply need to request to follow the private Facebook Group Run St. Pete and agree to their bylaws.

     

     

    More Info About Speedwork

    What: Weekly Speedwork lead by expert running coaches.

    What to bring: Running shoes and running clothing. We prefer if you change before you get there but if you’re coming from work you can change in the bathrooms. Also bring water/sports drink, a beach towel, and a snack to eat on the way home after training.

    What to expect:  We will do a light jog to warm up for 10-15 minutes, followed by some dynamic stretching and easy drills. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you all of this stuff. The coaches will break you into pace groups and you’ll run the workout. Your coach will tell you what paces or “splits” you’ll want to do when they explain the workout for the night. Certain groups will be running intervals on the track while other groups will be doing core, mobility or strength exercises on the grass or outside lanes of the track.

     

    FAQ:

    I’ve never done track or speedwork before. Am I going to get left behind?

    A: No, we will be very instructional and make sure you’re not missing anything.

    I’m not very fast. Is speedwork just for sprinters and elite athletes?

    A: No, you will benefit from this also. You don’t have to be fast. One common misconception is that all speedwork is sprinting. Realistically one session will entail some easy jogging, walking, medium effort running and also a small amount of hard running. You’ll probably never have to run at a maximal 100% effort.

    Is this going to hurt?

    A: Sometimes you’ll be running hard enough to where you couldn’t comfortably carry on a conversation. If performed correctly you should be slightly sore after training. This is a good kind of sore and your body will bounce back stronger. You probably won’t be limping around for 3 days after training, that’s not our style.

    Can I bring my kids?

    A: Yes, we would like for kids to be able to participate as long as they are serious and can reasonably keep up. If they are there to watch only, feel free to bring books, blanket etc.

    How do I sign up?

    A: You’ll want to come to St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave North, St. Petersburg and sign up there. You’ll need to fill out a liability waiver stating that you are in good enough physical condition to be training. If you can’t make it to the store to enroll, simply bring cash or your card to Walter Fuller park on Wednesday. Try to get there by 6:10. Also, you’ll want to join our free club Run St. Pete in order to stay in touch with training opportunities and all the details. Or you can sign up over the phone by calling us at 727-800-5043. However, you will still need to sign a waiver in store or at the track.

    What if I miss a day?

    A: If you miss a session, that's okay. We know not everyone can make every week due to conflicts like vacation. Track Passes don't have to be used consecutively. These sessions will roll over into future training programs. Due to the progressive nature of interval training, the best results are usually achieved with consistent training. The more consistent your training is, the more consistent your results will be. But missing a week here and there will not be too much of a hindrance.

    Rain?

    A: We still run in the rain and it usually feels great! If there is lightning within proximity we reserve the right to cancel it. Please check the Facebook Group Run St. Pete to be kept up to date with training and how it regards to weather conditions.

    If you have more questions please call the store 727-800-5043 or contact Coach Jeremy

     

     

     

    Bridge Training Program

    Five-Week Bridge Run Training

    Starts January 27th

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    Are you looking to improve your overall fitness? Bridge and hill training is for you! If you're signed up for the Skyway 10K, this training group is for you! (Please note we are not affiliated with the race). You don't have to be signed up for a race to join this group. All are welcome to come out and train with this fun and inclusive group!

    Our expert staff will lead you through these training sessions where we'll help you not only improve your running technique, but you'll improve overall strength and efficiency on hills and bridges.

    Cost: $49.99 for 5 Weeks

    Drop in rate: $15 per workout session

    If you register for the whole program you will receive 10% Discount in store purchases until March 5. You'll get a 10% Discount in our store for the duration of the program, our on-site Athletic Trainers will provide you with a free one-on-one injury prevention screening, and you'll receive free products from Gatorade Endurance.

    This 5 week session will start January 27th and end on February 24th, the week before the Skyway 10k. The official dates for each session are Jan 27th, Feb 3, Feb 10th, Feb 17th, Feb 24th. The location will vary with each session, but there will be hills and/or bridges at each one! Each workout is different and will focus on a specific skill for hill running guaranteed to improve your fitness and do so without causing injury to your body.

    If you have questions please call the store at 727-800-5043 or email Cody

     

     

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