Monthly Newsletter

October 2014


We are so pleased to be sponsoring the EQT 10 Miler this year. This is another world class event produced by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.  We will have packet pick-up right here at the store on Thursday November 6th from 12-8.  When you pick up your race packet at Fleet Feet Sports, you will receive a free pair of Feetures! socks and other great amenities.  Please see below for packet pick-up details.  We will also be at Station Square that Friday and Saturday with last minute race essentials.

If you haven't stopped in recently, you haven't seen our amazing assortment of fall and winter apparel and accessories.  Reflective wear and gear from Nathan, and the latest  apparel styles from Sugoi, Craft, Saucony, New Balance, Nike and many more.  We've gotten a lot of requests for the latest patterns of Buff head wear, and I'm happy to say that Buff is now in stock!
I urge you to stay safe when running or walking early in the morning or later in the evening.  It is critical that you can be seen by oncoming traffic.  Please make sure you're wearing reflective accessories or apparel!
I look forward to seeing you at our EQT Packet Pick-Up, and on the roads and in the store!

Stay FIT,


Packet Pick Up In Store November 6th 12-8pm
Fleet Feet Sports is proud to host Packet Pick up for the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler on Thursday November 6th from 12pm-8pm. Stop in for your Packet any time that day and receive a FREE Feetures! High Performance Sock! Also print or show this coupon with your race bib for $10 Off your purchase of $40 or more!


Fall into Cold Weather Running
Part 1: The Base Layer 

If you haven't already done so, it's time to start building the perfect fall/winter running wardrobe. The key to staying warm in cold temperatures is layering.

Start with the perfect base layer. Base layers are designed to trap a thin layer of warm air against the body and wick (pull) moisture away from the skin. As this is the layer closest to your body, it should be fitted to effectively move moisture away from your skin; allowing you to stay dry and warm. Make sure your base layer is constructed of technical fabric, and avoid cotton at all costs. Cotton soaks up sweat like a sponge and will draw heat away from the body.

We offer a great selection of high-quality, technical base layers. Some of our favorites are the Carbon Long Sleeve from Sugoi, Velocity Long Sleeve from Saucony, Supernova Long Sleeve from Adidas, or "Be Active" Base Layer from Craft. Stop in and let us help you select pieces to build your perfect cold weather running wardrobe!

Stay tuned for Part 2: The Mid-Layer, coming to you in our next newsletter.

 - Deb Doyle, General Manager, Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh

What: Yoga 101 For Runners & Anue Apparel Trunk Show

Special Guest: Kristen Hannan from South Hills Power Yoga


When: October 30th 7:00pm-8:30pm


Who:  Runners and Yogis of all abilities. 

Gentlemen, don't be afraid to join us!


RSVP Today!


Join us for Yoga 101 For Runners and learn the benefits of adding it to your routine while enjoying the Anue trunk show and light refreshments after the mini practice. Come in comfortable clothing and bring your mat (if you don't have one that's OK too!) take advantage of the clinic and Kristen's guidance.


Yoga 101: 

Runners are often reluctant to try yoga; their most common fear is that they are not flexible enough. It is not uncommon for those attending their first Yoga for Runners class to ask whether the room will be filled with lithe and flexible bodies, in spite of the class being advertised "For runners; no yoga experience necessary." This fear may be driven by the many media images showing people in advanced yoga poses, fueling the notion that you have to be able to bend like a pretzel to do yoga. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Yoga is suitable for every body type. It can be started at any age regardless of physical condition, and those who are the stiffest have the most to gain. Runners, specifically, have a tremendous amount to gain from adding yoga to their fitness regimens.  Many of the problems runners face, including sore knees, tight hamstrings and lower back pain, can be resolved by practicing yoga asanas.


The Anue Trunk Show will give you the opportunity to see the collection of this premium yoga-inspired apparel line. These pieces are all designed with the following question in mind: "How will women use this piece of fitness apparel in real life?"  Luxe, eco-friendly fabrics are a strong foundation for stylish comfort and performance, so you can keep one foot planted and the rest of you in balance.  The Anue collection comes in beautiful prints and rich colors, and offers a buttery soft feel and flattering silhouettes for life on and off the mat.  Once you put them on you won't want to take them off! 



Threshold Training




Congratulations to everyone completing fall races this season. As we transition to the cooler temperatures and shortened daylight hours, a word about visibility.


Know this: drivers in cars and cyclists cannot see you as well as you can see them. In fact, they probably are not even be looking for you. Instead of relying on the overall statistical chance of you being hit, realize that if you ARE hit, your "chance" suddenly becomes 100%.


Wearing white clothing at late dusk you are invisible to a driver at 500 ft. A car driving 40 mph has 8 seconds before it reaches you at that distance.


If you run at dusk or at night, you need reflective gear and/or light accessories to see and be seen. To be seen by on-coming vehicles, Fleet Feet Sports has many reflective options including slap-on bands, and garments with reflectivity included. Personally, I recommend keeping a Nathan reflective vest in your run bag to fit over everything from a winter parka to a racing singlet. Blinking heel and arm lights and clip-on strobes will also add additional points of light to easily identify your form as a moving person.


Fleet Feet Sports carries hand-held, 100-lumen lights (rechargeable, super light and the brightest we've ever had) and no-hold waist strobe lights to light your path.


If you're training this season, you're running in low or limited light conditions. Be safe and don't take chances.




- Karen Harr

Training Director, Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh


Good Form Running Clinic

Monday, October 20th 6:30pm

Join us here at the store for Good Form Running with Coach Karen!


Our next clinic has a few openings left. Click here to reserve your spot!

Good for beginner runners and for any runners experiencing chronic injuries, complete with an iPad Recorded Gait Analysis!


New Balance has partnered with Good Form Running to help more people make running a less-painful, more enjoyable part of their lives. By reducing the strain that leads to injury, four steps work together to keep you on the road, helping you to run longer, faster, and more comfortably than ever before. 


Join us October 24th-26th for The Great Bra Event at Fleet Feet Sports! Take advantage of special discounts on our ENTIRE selection of Colorful Sports Bras from Enell, Moving Comfort and New Balance! Empower your next workout with Color, Comfort, Style & Security!! 


First Bra - 10% OFF!


Second Bra - 15% OFF!!


Third Bra - 25% OFF!!! 


Stop in for a personal fitting by one of our Bra Fit specialists and get the support you need! Stock up before your favorite is gone!

*Exclusions Apply, Can not combine with other offers, In Stock Only, No Special Orders.


For details see our Website

 Nike Zoom Air Running Collection

at Fleet Feet Sports


As a runner, we all have a routine of what works best for training. Eating, clothing, and most importantly footwear choices all have an impact on training. All runners are unique in their own way. We all set training goals that we want to achieve. Of all the runners out today, we each have our own special talents. Runners have a common love for the sport that unites us, making runners as a whole, a family.

Every brand has different categories of shoes, and presents their products in a unique way. Nike has caught my attention recently with the Zoom Air Running Collection. The Nike Zoom cushioning used in this collection of shoes is lightweight and durable. Inside the pressurized Nike Air unit is tightly- stretched tensile fibers, that when your foot makes impact with the ground, the fibers release their tension. The result is a snappy response, and provides a cushioned ride in each shoe for any runner's training.

The Collection of Nike Zoom Air shoes features:

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31 (10mm offset): Is your neutral daily training shoe. The Zoom Air unit is in the heel of this shoe. Other features include a breathable engineered mesh upper and a mid-foot saddle composed of mesh and no-sew overlays for ventilation and a secure fit. Along the lateral outsole is a crash rail that has been added, which stabilizes your foot from impact to toe off.

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7 (8mm offset): Is your neutral performance shoe and the lightest of the Zoom training family. The Zoom Air unit in the forefoot gives the shoe a responsive feel and keeps you light on your feet in training and competition. This breathable fit shoe contains a lightweight mesh for support and features Flywire around the mid-foot for a dynamic snug fit.  

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 (10mm offset): Is your stability running shoe for everyday training with the Zoom Air cushioning in the forefoot of the shoe. In the shoe is a new triple-density dynamic support midsole used to support the foot and increase stability.Engineered fly mesh throughout the upper provides comfortable ventilation and Dynamic Flywire wraps the mid-foot to create a secure fit for extra support.

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31, Air Zoom Elite 7, and Air Zoom Structure 18 are all available at Fleet Feet Sports!  

- Jen Haffner

Footwear Buyer, Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh


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