Training

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

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. This will be the best way to keep up to date with our training programs.

Read on to Find Out More About Each Training Program

TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM

SPEEDWORK PROGRAM

 

Triathlon Training Program

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 accomplished 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:

Cost 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.
 

 

     


    Speedwork Program

    Our Speedwork Program takes place year round. We have assembled an expert coaching team to take your running to another level. Attendees should expect to become more efficient & faster at running.

    What:   Weekly Speedwork lead by expert running coaches.

    Where:   Walter Fuller Park, 7901 30th Ave N, 7901 30th Ave N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33710.

    Please park at the Walter Fuller dog park parking lot. Parking is free.

    Who: This course is for anyone who is currently capable of maintaining a slow jog for 10 minutes without stopping. The program is designed for novice all the way up to advanced runners. You’ll be grouped into a pack of individuals who run similar pace as yourself.

    When: Every Wednesday at 5:30 AM or 6:15 PM (suggested arrival time 6:10 PM)

    Cost: Drop-in rate is $15. If you purchase a Track Pass, there are two options. 5-Week Track Pass costs $50. 11-week Track Pass costs $99. The Track Pass can be used for any Speedwork session, and the sessions do not have to be consecutive.

    What Else: This is for members of 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.

    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.

    Schedule: We meet by 6:10 PM. 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. The first week we will have you perform a short time trial so we can assess your fitness and put you into groups so that you have people of your ability to train with.

    Coaches:

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

    Cody Angell, St. Pete Running Company.

    Jimmy Williams, employee at St Pete Runnning Company.

     

    FAQ:

    I’ve never done 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.

    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.

    Have more questions? Please contact the store at 727-800-5043 or post in the private Facebook Group Run St. Pete.

     


     

     

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