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Deter Dehydration & Heat Illness Common health risks often overlooked in the athletic community are dehydration & heat illness. Dehydration can not only lead to health issues such as heat illness, but can also affect your work and sports performance. Read on here to learn the warning signs of dehydration and how to deter dehydration… Read more »

Hey Kids! Join the Sunday Runday Kids Run Club

Join the Sunday Runday Kids Run Club to train for the PeliKids One Miler, brought to you by Healthy St. Pete’s Healthy Kids, St Pete Running Company, and St Petersburg Parks and Recreation.

Harnessing the Power of the Mental Mantra!

By Terri Rejimbal, RRCA certified coach   This is a continuation of my previous article title “Motivational Mantra” found at: https://stpeterunfest.org/motivational-mantra-mental-toughness/ So, what makes a good mantra? It’s been said that “where the mind goes, the body follows”. If you’re distracted during a race or workout, the body will lose awareness and your pace will… Read more »

Why The Warm-Up?

“Warm up?! Who has time for that?” This is an all too common response reaction in our fast-paced world… but the truth is, a proper warm-up is imperative for optimal performance. And all you need is 10 minutes. Yes, just 10 meaningful minutes! Not convinced? Read on to learn 5 key reasons why the warm-up… Read more »

It Must Be the Shoes!

By Terri Rejimbal, RRCA Certified Run Coach As runners we don’t need much equipment to perform our sport, but a good pair of running shoes is a must. One of the first lessons we learn is to buy new shoes after 300-500 miles. Once the foam wears out, the material loses its ability to absorb… Read more »

Improve Your VO2 Max Through Lactate Threshold Training

By Terri Rejimbal, RRCA Certified Coach If you’re like most runners, you want to run further and faster. We fill our training weeks with track workouts, easy running and long runs. What if I told you there’s a workout you can add to your arsenal that will help improve your VO2 max so you can… Read more »

What every ATHLETE (yes that’s you) should know

Written by Coach Celia Dubey 10% Rule 1.Never increase your volume by more than 10% per week 2.Always warm up with easy cardio before your ever stretch for a MINIMUM of 10 minutes at 50-60% of max HR. The more intense the workout the more of a warm up you will need 3.10% of your… Read more »

Motivational Mantra and Mental Toughness

By Terri Rejimbal, RRCA certified coach We’ve all heard the saying that “running is 90% mental & 10% physical”, right? It’s no secret that in addition to strong legs and lungs, you need a strong mind to achieve your running goals. Your mind can be your weapon or your weakness, says Lenny Wiersma, Ph. D.,… Read more »