• Training Tip – Climbing on the bike.

    When climbing a hill on the bike, you can climb seated or standing. The decision will usually depend upon the grade and length of the hill and the cyclist’s abilities. Climbing seated is usually the more energy efficient way to go, but sometimes you don’t have a choice. Here are a few things to consider. If you are climbing seated, scoot your butt to the back of the saddle. This position will engage the larger muscles in the upper legs and glutes. When you climb standing, stay upright as much as possible to open your chest cavity which will make breathing easier. And position yourself over the nose of the saddle so you are balanced front to rear on the bike. If you lean too far over the handle bars, you reduce the traction of the rear wheel, which reduces your efficiency.

    Train smart. Race fast.

    Frank Adornato
    www.triitall.com

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    1. St. Pete Beach Race Series #1

      June 23 @ 7:00 pm
    2. St. Pete Beach Race Series #2

      July 21 @ 7:00 pm
    3. St. Pete Beach Race Series #3

      August 18 @ 7:00 pm
  • 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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  • SPRR Scholarship Award

    The SPRR Scholarship, established in 2012, is awarded annually to two high school seniors (one public school and one private/independent school) who excel in academics and are avid runners.
    Applications must be received no later than March 1, 2017.

    The scholarship award will be presented to the winners on April 13, 2017 at the Dolphin Beach Resort SPRR April Club Meeting.

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