STAFF PROFILE: Rick Pingitore

Meet Rick Pingitore, sales associate, who joined the team in 2010

Rick is the self-proclaimed ‘elder statesman’ of the team. He uses his experience road racing, cross country running & competing on the track to help people achieve their goals. “Anyone can sell shoes, at the Ridgewood Running Company we take the time to listen and genuinely care about what’s going on in your training. I think that’s why we have so many loyal customers – we want to be your running store”, says the statesman.

Rick took the long way to find his love for running. He was high school wrestler and continued through college. Upon graduating he still wanted to compete, but in something other than wrestling. Rick signed up for the New York City Marathon – from there his love & respect for the sport continued to grow. Rick continues to run nearly every day, 25 years later.

Training Tip(s): 

  • Listen to your body; if you are feeling sluggish – put off that speed session or tempo run.
  • Hill repeats are like track workouts without the stress.
  • A great place to train with hills is the Ramapo Reservation in Mahwah – “you will reap the benefits come race time”

 

Rick takes a point to learn (and remember!) each customers name. Besides running, Rick also likes cars, motorcycles & coins.

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