Monthly Newsletter

JULY 2014

Well, our renovation is complete, and we're excited to invite you to our Grand Re-Opening Event here at the store on August 2nd; please see the details below.  There'll be lots of prizes, gifts with purchase, gift cards for the first 50 customers, a family cook-out and a chance to ride the Brooks Mechanical Shark (if you dare).

The Liberty Mile is coming up on Friday August 1st!  This is a great community event, and one that I am very proud to sponsor.  Please register through the link below.  Along these lines, check out our website later this week for an announcement of a personal appearance at Fleet Feet Sports of one of America's top middle distance runners. You won't want to miss the chance to meet this world class athlete!

I want to introduce you to Julie Amsdell.  Julie is our new Director of Marketing and is excited to work harder than ever to connect our store to the running, walking and fitness community. She comes to us with a tremendous amount of marketing and graphic design experience.  Please contact Julie at with any suggestions or comments.  We want to hear your ideas!
As always, thank you for supporting our locally owned business.  It is you, our customer, who makes everything we do possible.
I'll see you on the roads, and in the store.

Stay FIT,

GRAND RE-OPENING! This is our "Can't-miss" Event of the Year!
Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Cookout With All Of Your Favorite Brands!

 Save the date for the celebration on Saturday, August 2nd,

10am to 5pm and get ready for the following:


-Free gift cards to the first 50 customers ranging from $5.00 to $200.00!!! (Get in line early Saturday so you don't miss out!)


 -Family fun throughout the day


 -Cook-out with plenty of food, beverages, and Tim Wu's Shaved Ice


 -Dare to ride the Brooks "Mechanical Shark"!


 -Raffle prizes every hour & gifts with every purchase!


-Get a massage with Addaday!


 -Sale prices on a great assortment of apparel and footwear from some of your favorite vendors - and much much more!!!!

 Visit our Shopping Events page for more details!




Some days are fun to kick back and simply run without thinking too much about it, but on others, runners with specific goals will likely want to monitor their effort and have feedback. 


All GPS units monitor and create a record of basic run metrics (pace, distance, calories burned and time elapsed) that can be referenced directly from the unit or greatly illuminated with maps and graphics on a computer and analyzed over time. 


Many watches also have options for tracking heart rate or creating unique workouts on a computer to easily download to the unit. 


Downloading a customized speed workout, for example, allows runners to easily execute precise intervals without a track or treadmill.  The watch monitors multiple segments based on whatever parameters are chosen (time, distance, heart rate, pace, etc) and mixed and matched with warm-up and recovery segments, if desired.  Simple. 


The top of the line Garmin 620 watch even coaches running form by tracking cadence in real time and providing measurements of vertical oscillation (bounce) and foot ground contact time to analyze later.


Probably the least understood and the most undervalued training tool is heart rate.For more information about using a Garmin to monitor heart rate or learn how to determine your specific heart rate and aerobic workout zones, see a FIT professional at Fleet Feet Sports for help or read next month's Coach's Corner.


- Karen Harr

Training Director, Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh


We now carry Manduka yoga mats, towels, and yoga accessories at Fleet Feet Sports!
Manduka mats and gear are of the highest quality, and we are thrilled to offer them in our store. Did you know that yoga is a great form of cross training for runners? Please read below to learn more about the benefits of practicing yoga from distance runner and Registered Yoga Teacher, Kourtney Watkiss.


Yoga is one of the best ways to cross train for running for a number of reasons.  First and foremost it allows you to stretch many areas that are chronically tight for us runners...think glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors.  We're all guilty of forgetting to stretch before and after our runs, but a regular yoga practice will often help when we get forgetful or lazy with stretching.  It's a major reason why many runner yogis stay injury free!  


Interesting in learning more?  Come to a Saturday morning yoga class!  Classes are $5 per session and are advertised on the "Fleet Feet Flyers Running Group!" Facebook page.  In the summer we alternate classes between the store and a beautiful outdoor setting on Spalding Circle in Mt. Lebanon. Saturday the 19th is at the Store at 9:00am - See you there!



- Kourtney Watkiss

2014 200 hour certified Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through South Hills Power Yoga

Fleet Feet Flyer since 2012


Cross Country Spikes are In-Stock!
Stop in TODAY for the best selections!

Calling all Cross Country Runners! Start your season off on the right foot with the best spike selection, fit process and discounts around!

Get outfitted for your winning season ahead! 


Our Summer Pub Runs are back!!


Join us this summer for our Summer Pub Run Series with Saucony! We'll meet one Thursday a month, June through September, at a location with great food and microbrews to do a 3 or 6 mile run. 
Come to 2 out of the 4 runs and get a FREE Fleet Feet/Saucony Pint Glass!

When: Thursday, July 31st at 7PM 

Where: The Beer Market, 110 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Parking: Parking garage on East General Robinson Street, as well as street parking.  

Please sign a waiver and the check-in sheet upon arrival!

Join the event on Facebook here!

is proud to sponsor:
The 33rd Annual Brookline Breeze


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Register here! 




Friday, August 1st  

Our New Balance Tech Rep, Emily, will be at the track on Wednesday, July 16 to wear test the new  890's & 870's!



Meet our Mizuno Tech Rep, Andrew, on Saturday July 26 at 9:00am to wear test the Sayonara 2 - Test Run from the store and stick around to meet our Addaday Tech Rep, Austin, to learn the wonders of deep tissue massage *immediately after the run!
*If you can't make it to the run, the Addaday Clinic starts at 10:00am and open to the public!
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Sunday 12-5 

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Mondays in August 'till 8:00 PM
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