Monthly Newsletter

August 2014


As always, I want to take a moment to thank you for supporting our locally owned business.  It is you our customer, who makes everything we do possible.  Our Grand Re-Opening was a great time for me to reconnect with many of you.  Thank you for stopping by and checking out the new store. 

Connecting to the community is one of our priorities at Fleet Feet Sports.  This includes sponsorship of key local events and races, in addition to our ever growing training groups and run groups.  If you haven't trained with us before, there will be great opportunities this fall season.  If you haven't joined us for one of our renowned signature Sunday runs, check out our website and join us on Sunday!
I look forward to seeing you on the roads and in the store!

Stay FIT,

Back to School Savings!
Buy More, Save More Sale
Friday August 15th thru Monday,18th
$10 off your purchase of $50
$20 off your purchase of $100
$30 off your purchase of $150
$40 off your purchase of $200
$50 off your purchase of $250 or More! 
(Electronics Excluded from Buy More, Save More)
*Exclusions Apply, not valid on previous purchases and can not be combined with other offers.
 Visit our Shopping Events page for more details!
CW-X Try-on & Fun Run Tonight!

Support Your Muscles, 

 Support Your Joints, 

 Support Your Local Running Store!


Come Meet our CW-X Rep. Bruce Monroe and test wear a pair of tights on a fun run from the store!  Click here for details!


Each Day Begins Anue.

We are delighted to announce that we now carry New Balance's premium yoga-inspired apparel line. Our staff has fallen in love with this beautiful line. The pieces in the Anue collection are all designed with the following question in mind: "How will women use this piece of fitness apparel in real life?"  Anue offers great apparel pieces that take you from practice to life beyond the mat.  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. Once you try them on you won't want to take them off!

 - Deb Doyle, General Manager, Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh

Anue by New Balance: Premium Yoga Apparel
Anue by New Balance: Premium Yoga Apparel


Come check out what's hot right now in footwear! 


Need new shoes for school?  Training for a fall race?  Not only do we need essentials for the school year and for running, but we need new footwear to start the year off and to get us through our training. Fleet Feet Sports will take care of all your footwear needs. We have the latest hot styles from your favorite vendors including Saucony, Nike, Mizuno, Hoka and more!  


Give the Saucony Ride 7 a try the next time you are in. Its light and breathable upper will keep your feet comfortable through any run! Enough cushioning for longer runs, yet light enough to handle your speed days, as well. If you are looking for a shoe with more support for over-pronating feet, then give the Saucony Guide 7 could be the shoe for you!


Want to get your feet in the new Nike Zoom series? We have the Nike Zoom Pegasus 31 and Zoom Elite 7 in stock. The Pegasus delivers highly responsive cushioning under the heel of your foot, and will get the work done for those long training runs. If you're looking for something lighter and responsive for your workouts and tempo runs, then come give the Zoom Elite a try. This shoe offers forefoot cushioning for a sharp quick response on the road.


The new Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 provides a lightweight feel with plenty of cushioning for any training distance or race. This shoe offers a breathable, no sew-upper providing your foot with comfort through any distance. Wave hello to performance with the Mizuno Sayonara 2 at Fleet Feet Sports!  


Also, we have a great assortment of XC Spikes in stock from Nike, Saucony and New Balance!!!!


- Jen Haffner

Footwear Buyer, Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh  



Understanding and Using Heart Rate to Improve Training


While many runners train to hit a certain pace in an event, it would be nearly impossible to train at a steady, predictable pace at every workout. Factors including terrain, weather, wellness and stress all affect the heart rate an athlete brings to every training session.


Monitoring heart rate during workouts allows runners to train at a targeted effort to prevent overtraining and allows differentiating weekly training sessions to achieve specific goals.


Read below for targeted heart rates associated with training runs.


Running Effort

%-age of Heart Rate Max



65 - 79%

Develop cardiovascular system

Marathon Pace

80 - 90%

Alternative, medium-to-easy pace.


88 - 92%

Improve endurance


98 - 100%

Develop VO2 Max, improve speed


Target an aerobic heart rate (zones 2 and 3, or 60 - 80% of your heart rate max) for most of your runs. Save higher zones for speed work and threshold runs. To learn how to effectively train with heart rate and determine your individual training zones, register for our in-store clinic on Saturday, September 20th at 3:00 HERE.


Maintaining a consistent effort at different heart rates can be especially helpful for optimizing threshold runs. To learn about threshold training, read next month's Coach's Corner.


- Karen Harr

Training Director, Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh


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, August 21st at 7PM 

Where: Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Parking: Parking lot behind the Pub, as well as street parking. 


Sign in: Please sign in (or a waiver if it's your first run with us) upon arrival!

Join the event on Facebook here!

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Saturday 10-5
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