• Training Tip – Race day and training day fuel

    During a long workout or a race of more than one hour, it’s important to consume calories if you want to finish strong. However, what, when and how much you eat will make a big difference to your comfort and success. Since your body is working under extreme stress, blood is diverted to the working muscles and as a result, digestion and stomach emptying are slower than normal. If you eat or drink too much at one time, you run the real risk of GI upset. The rule of thumb is to consume about 200 to 300 calories an hour depending upon your size and weight, taken as 100 calories every 20 to 30 minutes. Simple carbohydrates are best for quick absorption and utilization by the body, and gels are the most common forms used today. Gels should be washed down with water not sports drink. Exactly what you eat will depend upon what works best in your GI system. Practice in training.

    Train smart. Race fast.

    Frank Adornato

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  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the St. Pete Road Runners (SPRR) is to encourage running and walking for individuals of all ages and abilities in a social environment while promoting fitness and providing education in the community. The SPRR club is well suited for the recreational runner or walker as well as the serious competitor.


    SPRR extends an open invitation to runners and walkers of all abilities to come out and join us for one of our group runs.

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