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FEBRUARY 2014

 
Greetings!

These are exciting times here at Fleet Feet Sports!  The photos that you see to the right are what used to be the dry cleaners next to us.  This will become our stockroom and  employee area, so we can significantly expand and completely renovate the retail space.  This of course means more brands, and greater depth in apparel and accessories.  I'll be more than happy to give you the grand tour when you're in the store next.

 

Please join us for the many events and programs that we have detailed in the newsletter below.  Registration for our spring No Boundaries program is now open, and we have so much more going on in February and March, including our Annual Track Spike Day on March 8th, and back by popular demand is our 2nd Annual Balloonapalooza Event on February 22nd.

All of us at Fleet Feet Sports thank you for your continued support of our locally owned business; it is your support that is allowing us to continue to grow.  It is our privilege to be able to serve you.

See you on the roads and in the store,

 

Stay FIT,
Bob
 

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Cupid Fun Run + 

Trigger Point Foam Rolling!

 

Grab your SOLEmate and hit the road with us on Saturday, Februray 15th for our Cupid's Fun Run for Chocolate! The run will begin promptly at 9am!

 

Join Trigger Point Performance Therapy rep, Ryan Johnson, for a pre-run roll out at 8:45am. Experience the benefits of Foam Rolling BEFORE and AFTER your run!

 

 

Chase cupid through the streets of Mt. Lebanon and indulge your inner glutton upon your return with a lavish chocolate fountain!

 

Check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/481536978621794/

 

 

 

IT'S BACK!!

Hey, Ladies!
 
 On Friday, February 28th from 7 to 8:30 PM we are going to celebrate Divas. Sorry guys, this is a ladies-only night filled with pampering, freebies, refreshments, and desserts. We will host a silent auction ($1 for 1 Ticket, $5 for 6 Tickets) and the proceeds from this auction will benefit Hair Peace Charities, which raises money to help women and girls buy wigs while undergoing chemotherapy for any type of cancer.
 
Massages, Makeup, Cocktails and more...check it out here!

Who said running couldn't be glamorous? 

****RSVP here to attend**** 
SAVE THE DATE!

 

 

Nike Flyknit Lunar2: Impossibly Light. Incredibly Strong.

Now at Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh

 

Nike's Flyknit technology earned "Best Invention of 2012" honors from Time Magazine.  Nike's new Flyknit Lunar2 pairs two of their best innovations together in one package.  You get the responsive, fluid ride of Lunarlon cushioning with this amazing, light but supportive upper through Flyknit.

 

Think of Flyknit thread like a gossamer strand of spider's silk, yet it is stronger than steel.  The Flyknit thread is then specially woven to create an upper that supports, stretches and provides ventilation where your foot needs it most.  It's like wearing a sock! 

 

The other cool feature is the heat-cut outsole that makes it extremely flexible in all the right spots thanks to the integration of pressure map data Nike's researchers collected so the outsole patter more closely matches how the foot naturally moves through its stride.  In short, this technology enhances the cushioning properties of the shoe and delivers greater flexibility.  It's a lightweight neutral shoe that is built for runners from elite to beginner.

 

Light. Strong. Nike Flyknit
Light. Strong. Nike Flyknit

 

Deb's New Favorite Product: Generation UCAN

I am very excited about a new sports nutrition product that we now carry at Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh...Generation UCAN. I have personally been using this product for about a year now, and I love it. Other energy products that I have tried bothered my stomach and made me uncomfortable while running. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I was introduced to UCAN and had absolutely no stomach issues!

 

Generation UCAN is revolutionary product that delivers steady energy and enhances fat burn during exercise.  Powered by SuperStarch, UCAN is a healthy, natural, gluten-free innovation in carbohydrate nutrition. SuperStarch is a complex carbohydrate (derived from non-GMO corn) that uniquely stabilizes blood sugar, causes virtually no reaction from the fat-storage hormone insulin, and is backed by proven science. Finally there's a healthier, more efficient energy source than sugars, caffeine, or high-carb meals. 

 

Originally discovered for children with life-threatening energy imbalances, SuperStarch is a revolutionary fuel being used for energy, sports, and fitness and is:

 

A carb with no crash

A carb with no insulin spike

A carb that allows fat burn

A carb that doesn't bother the stomach

 

There is no set, rigid ways of using UCAN, but I've included some suggestions for using UCAN before and after your run, workout, or race.

 

For a shorter run, workout, or race (5K/10K/Half-Marathon):

Pre - Drink one packet of either non-protein or protein-enhanced UCAN at least 30 minutes before your run, workout, or race.

 

Hydrate with water during your run and supplement with sugar-free electrolytes (such as Nuun) when necessary.  Most people find one packet to be sufficient for 2 - 3 hours of steady energy.

 

Post - Drink one packet of protein-enhanced UCAN within 30 minutes of your run, workout, or race to optimize recovery and continue burning fat.

 

For a longer run, workout, or race (Marathon/Ultra-Marathon):

Pre - Consume 1 - 2 packets of UCAN (non-protein) at least 30 minutes before your run, workout, or race.  There's no harm in taking 2 packets of UCAN prior to your activity.  This will provide you with approximately 2 - 4 hours of steady energy, depending on the intensity of your effort.

 

During a marathon, many runners will take an additional packet of UCAN around mile 18 - 20, either by sipping it as a drink, or by mixing it with 2 - 3 ounces of water and consuming it as a gel.  This is recommended if you run a marathon in under 4 hours with mostly high intensity effort.

 

For those running a marathon in 4+ hours:

Consume a second packet of UCAN 2 - 4 hours into the race depending on your energy needs.

 

Post - Drink one packet of protein-enhanced UCAN within 30 minutes of your run, workout, or race to optimize recovery and continue burning fat.

 

UCAN flavors include Cranberry Raspberry, Lemonade (my personal favorite), Pomegranate Blueberry, and Plain.  Protein-enhanced UCAN is available in Vanilla and Chocolate.  Stop in to see us for more information, and to pick up your supply of Generation UCAN!

 - Deb Doyle, General Manager at Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh


The Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries training program is a Beginner,

"Learn To Run" program. This Spring, CHANGE EVERYTHING!

 

Spring Registration is now OPEN!

Register online: https://www.signmeup.com/98276

INFO SESSION: Saturday, March 1  9:00 am at Fleet Feet Sports

 

COMMITMENT: 12 Weeks

START DATE: Saturday, March 15

Kick-off meeting for registered participants 9:00 am at Fleet Feet Sports

First Group Run Saturday, March 22

 

 

Coach's Corner: Learning to Run

Spring is the perfect time to set a fitness plan into motion.

 

If you, or someone you know would like to change everything but don't know how to get started, No Boundaries is a gateway training program designed to get people motivated and moving one step at a time. With a ton of peer support, participants will slowly build jogging intervals with walking and prepare for a 5K (3.1 mile) event to kick off summer.

 

The 12-week coached training program includes weekly group workouts, and participants will make new training friends and learn valuable information about healthy fitness for life.

The all-new spring session begins on March 15th. Click here for program details and registration, or join us at the store on Saturday, March 1st at 9:00 am for a brief informational meeting and to meet past program participants.

No one is last. No one is too slow. No Boundaries.

 

 - Karen Harr, Certified No Boundaries Running Coach

 

 
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