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, 5K/10K Race Training, and one on one coaching (see Coaching tab).
Winter Wednesday at the Track
What: St Pete Running Company is proud to present our Winter Track program. Starting on January 25th and ending on March 29th, we’ll meet on Wednesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. 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.
When: Starts on January 25th, 2023 and meets every Weds either 5:30 AM or 6:30 PM through March 29th, 2023
Where to meet:
- Northside Christian School Track: 7777 62nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Dates: Every Wednesday 1/25/23 – 3/29/23
Mornings: Arrive at 5:15 AM
Evenings: Arrive at 6:15 PM
Cost: $120.00 for a 10-week Speedwork Program. Drop-in rate is $15.
About the Program: This program has been developed to help increase your pace and prepare you for your upcoming races! We have assembled an expert coaching team to take your running to another level. Attendees should expect to become stronger, more efficient & faster at running. We will be focusing on threshold and endurance for this program. Bring a water bottle, a towel, running clothes and running shoes!
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 or yoga mat, and a snack to eat on the way home after training.
Quick 30-second breakdown of Track Training
General FAQ for Track and Speed Work
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.
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.