Be The Movement

THE EXTRA MILE

Issue #88

 

 Oct 11, 2011

Run Like a Kid

Zoomerangs 2011A childhood friend emailed me earlier this summer about a 5k in my hometown of Mariemont, OH (a community very much like West Hartford). The course followed many of the same roads where I learned to run with my dad and trained during high school. I couldn't resist her invitation to visit and run.

 

There is something comforting about going back to the place where you grew up. Much had changed in my small town, but many of the sights, sounds, smells and tastes I loved were still there including the local dime store where I'd spend my quarter allowance on candy every week (usually Jolly Ranchers and Lemonheads), the honeysuckle tree we'd climb, and the historic Bell Tower that still chimes the same melody at 8am, Noon and 6pm. I actually thought the dongs were annoying back then, but this past weekend they were music to my ears.

 

The race, too, was fantastic! The bumps, hills and turns were so familiar. I instinctively remembered when to cut a tangent, hold back or surge. I must have channeled my inner high school ability because I had my best time in years. All illusions of youth quickly disappeared though when I celebrated with old friends afterwards and realized that we now looked like our parents. When did that happen?!!

 

One thing that saddened me was a story in the newspaper that reported that 12% of kindergartners in Cincinnati Public Schools are now obese - another 14% are overweight. That number increases to 35% in 3rd grade and 40% in 5th grade. Unfortunately, these numbers aren't specific to Cincinnati - they are similar in every community in the US. In fact, today's kids are on pace to live shorter lives than their parents.

 

One group that is bucking the trend are the kids in our Zoomerangs Running Program. Despite the record heat on Sunday, nearly 100 kids aged 3-12 came to the track to run. While some do it for exercise or to train to run a 5k with their parents, most do it for fun (and for the Silly Bands and gummy worm they get at the end of practice). If you want to see what running should look like, I invite you to come to join us. These kids have the biggest smiles on their faces as they run their laps. They exude pure joy - and cover some serious distance. They don't care about their time or if they have to walk. They just go.

 

One mom told me she wished she had a program like this when she was growing up. To her, running was a punishment. To her son, it's something he looks forward to each week. It's changed her mindset about running and suddenly, those weekly runs are less work and more enjoyable. Another mom, who is also in our "Learn to Run" program, ran with her daughter this week. They smiled, giggled and laughed their way around the track 13 times - a full 5k! I'm not sure if the mom was more proud of herself or her daughter.

 

I like to think that our running programs help fight our obesity epidemic one person at a time. Running is not always about how far or fast you go (though, sometimes a little challenge is good for all of us). It's about doing something good for your mind and body. It's about spending time with a friend or family member. It's about taking a break from reality and strengthening your spirit so you can handle the curveballs that life throws at you. It's about giving you a reason to smile every day!

 

Be Fit,

Steph

Schuyler's Shoe Review: Saucony Peregrine

Schuyler

As much as I would like to say that every shoe I review is subject to an intensive stress test of 100 miles of running, a few long runs, and some road races, the truth is much less grueling. I often have to base my write-ups on trying them on, getting feedback from staff and customers, and reading all the technical specs I can find. That makes it a rare pleasure to review a shoe that I actually have used to run a hundred miles, climb a few mountains and trek around Southeast Asia.

           

The Saucony Peregrine is based on the last of the incredibly popular Saucony Kinvara. The Kinvara is a lightweight neutral shoe with a minimalist heel-to-toe profile that can be used as a trainer or racer. Stand at the finish line of the Hartford Marathon this weekend, and you're sure to see dozens of Kinvaras come past in almost as many colors.

 

Saucony Peregrine - Women'sBecause being low to the ground enhances lateral stability, this platform makes for an ideal trail shoe. The midsole foam itself is quite a bit firmer than the Kinvara. While soft foam feels great on roads, the increased density of the Peregrine prevents rocks from poking through and bruising the bottom of your foot. Below this is a rubber outsole that practically grabs onto mud and wet rocks or branches. The ultra-thin, ultra-breathable mesh upper of the Kinvara is replaced with a more closed mesh that resists abrasion from rocks, sticks, and possibly angry cobras.

 

Saucony Peregrine - MenBefore leaving for a two week trip to Southeast Asia in August, I was scrambling to find the right pair of shoes. I bought (yes, bought!) the Peregrine only a few days before leaving with the hope that it would be exactly what I needed. After hiking on a variety of terrain and walking through cities, I knew this was a great travel shoe. When I got home, it was time to test it out on my favorite trails at the MDC Reservoir. From the rough gravel of the power line trail to the rolling dirt, rocks and roots along Albany Ave., these shoes were comfortable, durable, and kept me vertical on the roughest trails I could find.

Schuyler's Marathon Checklist

Marathon Essentials 

While I'm a veteran of two marathons and at least fifteen half-marathons, I still made a few rookie mistakes during my most recent marathon. Now is your chance to learn from them. Use this checklist to make sure you have all of the essential (and all the niceties) for your run at Hartford this weekend and beyond:

 

BodyGlide: Whatever the conditions, BodyGlide can prevent chaffing and blisters. Use it anywhere that you anticipate irritation... it can save you some serious pain. Trust me.

 

Nip Guards: Men can avoid discomfort and embarrassing race photos by using these comfortable, specially-designed adhesive pads on their chest. The bonus over regular band-aids is that they also come off painlessly after the run.

 

iBungee Laces: During a marathon, your feet can swell up to one full size. Elastic laces stretch with your feet. If I had these, I probably would not have needed the next item after my marathon.

 

KT Tape: Great for pre-marathon or during your run, KT Tape also works well for recovery. For five days after my marathon, I had my foot taped to relieve pain. Not only did it take me from limping to walking normally in minutes, but the same taping stayed on for all five days.

 

Throwaway Gloves: A pair of $2 "Magic Stretch" gloves can be worn for a cool early start and tossed at a water stop when you warm up. Get yours at the Fleet Feet booth at the Expo.

 

Nutrition: Carry whatever nutrition you prefer - Gu, Sport Beans, Clif Shot Blocks, Chomps, Swedish Fish... This way you can time your nutrition to your needs, not the race's nutrition stops which can be easy to miss or worse, will give you the flavor you despise! See the next item for the best way to carry said nutrition.

 

Race/Nutrition Belt: A race number belt can serve several purposes. Save your favorite running top by affixing your number without safety pins and keep your number visible no matter how many layers you have on (or take off) which is important because your official race photo is tagged with your bib number for quick look-up. Additionally, you can use a belt to carry your nutrition and hydration comfortably.

 

Sweaty Band: Nothing can sting more than salty sweat dripping into your eyes. Prevent this with the most popular headband in the country. Pick a fun design and your friends can find you in the crowd more easily.

 

iPod WristbandNEW iPod Nano Wristband: Our newest - and possibly coolest - product in the store! The 6th and 7th generation iPod Nano features a 1 inch touchscreen display, as well as Nike+ and heart rate monitor connectivity, making it the ultimate fitness music player. This new wristband (only $10) lets it work as a watch, giving you all the readouts you need. Run the headphone cord out of it into one ear to make sure you can still hear traffic.

Lace Up for the Cure

Lace Up for the Cure Collection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - wear pink and show your support! We are proud to offer New Balance's Lace Up for the Cure Collection of running apparel that is as cute as it is functional (think flattering lines and performance fabrics). Fiver percent of proceeds from the sale of this collection is donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation (with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000). In store now are the 3" and 6" shorts, skirts, the Raise Hope, Pink Leaf and Inspiration tees and the ultra-hip Komen Half-Zip that looks like two tops in one.

Expansion Update
Good nExpanding!ews: the architectural drawings and lighting plans are done, fixtures have been ordered are we've chosen our contractor, the wonderful Marc Paradis owner of Sunnstone Construction - and occasional runner. Marc recently built our old store neighbor and friend Labrazel's beautiful new space on LaSalle (next to Bricco's) and has some cool ideas for our new space as well. Construction is slated to start soon, with a completion date before the winter holidays!
Steph's Going to Jail! 

MDA Lock-UpSteph is a jailbird on the run and needs your help!  

 

On October 25th, Steph will be going behind bars to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To be released on good behavior, she needs to raise "bail" of $2,400 which is enough to send 3 local children to MDA summer camp for a week.

 

Help us raise funds to get Steph out of the Clink. Everyone who donates $20 will be entered to win one of 20 prizes to help YOU look good on the run! Steph will draw the winning names when she gets out of jail.

 

All donations are tax-deductible. You can either donate in the store (please put donation in an envelope with your name and phone number so we can contact you if you win) or online by clicking here.

 

Thank you in advance for supporting Steph and the MDA!

The Little Manchester Road Race

Little Manchester Road RaceFleet Feet Sports is proud to partner with the Manchester Road Race Committee and Henkle to host the 2nd Annual Little Manchester Road Race - a miniature version of the famed Manchester Road Race just for kids on Saturday, November 19 at 10:00am.  This free, non-competitive run is open to all kids aged 12 and under and features three separate races: Mile, 1 Mile and 2 Miles.  All pre-registered kids will receive a sweatshirt, medal and post-race treats.

 

The races will start and finish at the Bennet Academy soccer fields in Manchester - just 1/4 mile away from the Manchester Road Race Expo which is also being held that morning.   Parking at and around Bennett Academy and their fields are plentiful. 

 

Registration will be capped at 500 kids so parents are encouraged to pre-register their child to guarantee entry (the run is expected to fill to capacity so don't wait too long to register).  Click here to register your child(ren) or learn more about this fun run by clicking the logo above.

 

In lieu of an entry fee, kids are encouraged to help us fill the Manchester Food Bank's pantry by bringing 2 canned goods with them on race day.

Half Marathon Cheer Zone - Join Us

Go Runners!We're hosting a special Cheer Zone at the halfway point of the ING Hartford Half Marathon (near Asylum Ave and Trout Brook Drive) on Saturday, October 15 and are looking for individuals and organizations scouts, soccer teams, clubs, bands, etc) to help us make some noise to motivate the runners. No experience necessary - you just need to know how to shout, clap, give high-five's and ring a cow bell. 

 

If you are interested, please park at the UConn campus on Trout Brook Drive or on Lawler Rd by 8:15am so you can be in place for the first runners who will pass through the Zone shortly after 8:30am. The last of the runners should arrive by 9:45am (these are the athletes who really need our support and encouragement). 

 

It's just 90 minutes of your day, but it will mean the world to thousands of runners.  Please join us!

 Featured Races

CT Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run

October 22 @ 9:30am

Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, CT

 

Law Enforcement RunSo far this year, 140 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty and 58,000 officers have been assaulted. The Connecticut Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run is dedicated to honoring all of our law enforcement heroes, living and dead.  Their goal is to increase respect, raise awareness about officer safety, and ensure that each of our fallen officers is always honored and always remembered.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. 

 

This family-friendly race offers a kids fun run at 9:00am with the 5k race at 9:30am. While Mom & Dad run, kids can attend a special law enforcement presentation by the CT State Police.

 

Register online here. Cost is $28 and the first 200 registrants will get a free dri-fit race tee. You can also register on race day beginning at 8am.

 

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Love Your Body 5k Run/Walk

October 23 @ 9am

West Hartford Reservoir

 

Love Your Body 5kThe Love Your Body 5k is one of our favorite races because they have the coolest shirts, a beautiful location (West Hartford's Reservoir 8 on Route 4 - fall foliage should be peaking!) professional photographers on the course (you can download the photos for free!) and a fun mini-festival before and after the run that offers complimentary yoga and face painting for kids (and the young at heart).  It's an empowering atmosphere that celebrates the beauty of women, no matter our shape, size or speed. 

 

Pre-registration is $20 by completing the mail-in-application before October 15 - or you can register on race day for $25.  There is no online registration. Awards will be given to the Top 3 male and female finishers as well as the top male and top three females in each age division. 

Moving Comfort Sports Bra Promotion

 Moving Comfort Bra Promo
 

During the month of October, Fleet Feet Sports is partnering with Moving Comfort to donate $1 for every sports bra sold to a neat non-profit called Feel Your Boobies whose mission is to remind women to be proactive and check for lumps in their breasts. 

 

Plus, when you purchase a Moving Comfort sports bra, you will get a fun and environmentally-friendly reusable tote bag! Come in today for a professional fitting by one of our female bra fit specialists. No appointment necessary.

 

Remember: your sports bra should never celebrate a birthday! It may feel comfy when it's all stretched-out, but it's not good for the long term health of your breasts!

Save with the Center KidsCard 
2011 KidsCard

Over the past five years, the Center Kidscard has raised over $100,000 for Connecticut Children's Medical Center thanks to the support of people like you! This year, over 80 of West Hartford Center & Blue Back Square's best stores and restaurants (including Fleet Feet Sports) are participating which means they will give you 20% off your purchases when you present your KidsCard.

 

Kidscard shopping days will run from October 27th through November 6th.  The card is sold for $50 and 100% of the proceeds go to the Medical Center. Click here to purchase your card online at or stop by Fleet Feet Sports beginning October 20th to purchase one.  Once you have the card, use it as many times as you'd like to save on jewelry, home decor, clothing, great meals and so much more throughout West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square.

Follow Kidscard on Facebook to keep up-to-date on new participants, special deals and more.

Portions of Protein

By Aubrey Schulz 

Get Out & Play - & Soak-up Vitiman D

We eat grilled steaks, baked salmon, and teriyaki tofu to add protein to our plates. Protein is part of a balanced diet, along with carbohydrates and fats. Answering the question, "What is

going to be my protein source?" is often easier than deciding how much.

 

Most protein dietary recommendations are geared towards preventing deficiency rather than promoting optimal health. The most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

shows that women consume about 67g of protein daily and men eat about 98 g. Those amounts might not be enough for all active people. Other research indicates that higher protein intake

may be beneficial for a wide range of health outcomes.

 

Endurance athletes should aim for 0.55-0.60 grams per pound of body weight per day. That protein can come from nutrient dense, high quality protein sources like lean meats, fish, legumes and even complete plant sources, like quinoa and soy. For some it might be appropriate to turn to supplements, choosing high quality proteins like whey, casein, hemp or soy.

 

After a run, in about fifteen minutes you can make this basic bean burger. One third cup of beans provides about 5 grams of protein. That alone is not enough to meet your protein needs, but small additions throughout the day will work towards boosting your protein intake. An ideal post workout meals should contain protein and carbohydrates, so this is a useful recipe to whip up after a run. Turn this into a meal by adding veggies and some whole grain bread.

 

Bean Burger Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup beans (black beans and pinto beans work well)
  • 1 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • cup finely chopped vegetables (peppers, mushrooms, corn are great choices)
  • 1 tsp liquid (water, salsa, Worchester sauce, hot sauce)
  • sea salt and pepper
  • spices (be creative, consider adding cumin, red pepper flakes, oregano, garlic powder)

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Mash the beans with a fork. The bottom a drinking
  2. glass also works well.
  3. Form into a patty. A thinner patty cooks more thoroughly.
  4. Cook for four minutes in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Flip over and cook for another four minutes.
  6. Top with whatever additions taste good to you. (cheese, spinach, tomato avocado)

Serves one.

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Aubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play . Aubrey works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, both in the kitchen and out on the road. She is hosting a workshop entitled Road to Better Health on October 25th at the West Hartford Senior Center.

STORE HOURS

 

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Fri: 10-6

Sat: 10-5:30

Sun: 12-5

 

Phone: 860-233-8077

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EVENT CALENDAR

 

All events are at Fleet Feet Sports unless otherwise noted.

Wed, Oct 12 @ 6:00am

 Morning Fun Run

3-5 Casual Miles

All abilities welcome

 

Wed, Oct 12 @ 6:30pm

 Evening Fun Run

3-5 Casual Miles

All abilities welcome

 

Thurs, Oct 13 @ 6:30pm

 Track Workout 

Saint Joseph College

All abilities welcome!

 

Thurs, Oct 13 @ 7:30-10:30pm

Hot Tomato's "Eat Pasta, Run Fasta" Carb-Load Party

$20 - RSVP here

 

Oct 13 & 14; 11am-7pm

Marathon Expo

Expo Specials from CEP & Timex, FREE Kinesiotaping

 

Sat, Oct 15 @ 8am

Informal Old Wethersfield 10k Training Group

Pace Range: 9-11min/mile 

  

Sat, Oct 15 @ 9am

 Run/Walk Meet-Up

Meet New Training Partners

All abilities welcome!

  

Sun, Oct 16 @ 10am-1pm

Marathon Recovery Clinic

Injury Care, Stretching, Massages, Food, Race Day Video & More -- FREE!

 

Mon, Oct 17 @ 6am

Morning Fun Run

3-5 Casual Miles

All Abilities Welcome

 

Wed, Oct 19 @ 6:00am

 Morning Fun Run

3-5 Casual Miles

All abilities welcome

 

Wed, Oct 19 @ 6:30pm

 Evening Fun Run

3-5 Casual Miles

All abilities welcome

 

Thurs, Oct 20 @ 6:30pm

Track Workout under the lights

Saint Joseph College Track

All ages & abilities

 

Sat, Oct 22 @ 8-11am

Run Strong & Injury-Free

Running Clinic

at "The Bubble" in Tolland

FREE - but RSVP here

 

Tues, Oct 25 @ 6:30pm

Newton Natural Running Clinic

FREE

Hot Tomato's "Eat Pasta,

 Run Fasta" Carb-Load

Party

Thurs, Oct 13

 7:30-10:30pm

Hot Tomato's Restaurant

We've teamed-up with Hot Tomato's restaurant downtown to host a Pasta Party this Thursday (nutritionally, it's best to carb-load 48 hours before a race).

 

For $20, you get a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet featuring pasta, salad and Hot Tomato's wicked good garlic bread, a beverage (soda, beer or wine) and tip. Whether you are running Hartford on Saturday or cheering on a friend or family member (you need to carb-load for your big day too!), join us for a night of good food and fun.

 

RSVP here or email Kate.

 Hartford Marathon Expo

Thurs & Fri - Oct 13-14

11am - 7pm

XL Center

ING Hartford Half Marathon

We're getting ready to set-up our biggest booth ever at this year's Healthy Lifestyles Marathon Expo. In addition to all the essentials you will need on race day like nutrition, Body Glide, socks, race number belt, Sweaty Bands, etc, we will have a CEP Compression Showroom featuring all of their best-selling products (socks, sleeves, shorts and braces) and a special selection of watches and heart rate monitors from Timex.

 

We will also be partnering with Select Physical Therapy to offer free kinesiotaping on Thursday and Friday from 11am-1pm and 5-7pm. To ensure that the tape stays on for race day, we recommend that you shave the part of your body you would like taped and refrain from using lotion.

 

Additionally, Mike DeStefano, athletic trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist from Select PT, will be on-hand on Thursday from 11am-4:30pm and Friday from 11am-1pm to perform an analysis of your running gait both barefoot and with running shoes using state-of-the-art Dartfish motion analysis software.

 

Mike will use the data recorded to analyze your biomechanics and offer recommendations to correct deficits and inefficiencies via a CD after the marathon. This personalized analysis normally costs $200, but the Expo Special is just $75!

FREE "Roll-Out the Miles" Marathon Recovery Clinic

Oct 16 @ 10am-1pm

Recovery Clinic

Come roll out the miles at our special Recovery Clinic hosted by Fleet Feet Sports and Select Physical Therapy at Select PT's West Hartford office (29 North Main St).

 

Select's physical therapists and athletic trainers will be offering injury assessments as well as ice and heat treatment for sore muscles.  Robeks will be giving away tasty smoothies.  Anytime Fitness will have trainers helping you stretch. FOX-CT will be replaying their race coverage on the big screen and Fleet Feet Staffer Deb Stroiney will teach you how to use Trigger Point Therapy and Foam Rollers to flush the lactic acid from your muscles and release trigger points.

 

There will also be massage therapists on hand giving massages for $1/min and Swahn Engraving will be offering a special medal engraving service (medals will be returned to you within 1 week).

 

Mark your calendars, grab your running partners (or come alone and meet new ones) and give your body, mind and stomach some post-race love! Everyone in attendance will be entered to win a sweet Recovery Gift Basket valued at $200.

Book Signing for Breast Cancer

Wed, Oct. 19 - 5-7pm

Uplift Book

In celebration of Beast Cancer Awareness Month, our friends at Lyn Evans for Potpourri Designs (973 Farmington Ave - next to the Toy Chest) is hosting a book signing with New York Times best-selling author Barbara Delinsky. Barbara will be selling and signing her book, Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors.

 

The books offers first-hand advice, tips and upbeat anecdotes for those with breast cancer in the words of 350+ breast cancer survivors, their sisters, children, parents, lovers and friends. It contains useful woman-to-woman hints-things the doctor doesn't say-practical advice on topics ranging from what deodorant to use during radiation, to what minimizes nausea during chemo, to how to feel feminine and upbeat.

 

"Run Strong & Injury-Free"

FREE Running Clinic

Sat, Oct 22 @ 8-11am

Dr. Veltri

Back by popular demand - this time at the Star Hill Family Athletic Center ("The Bubble") in Tolland!  Fleet Feet Sports is teaming up with Select Physical Therapy and Dr. Daniel Veltri, one of CT's's finest orthopedic surgeons and Ironman, to host a free running clinic offering tips and tools to help you run strong and injury free. During the 3-hour clinic you will:

  • Learn how to prevent and treat common injuries
  • Discover firsthand the benefits of foam rolling and trigger point therapy
  • Participate in a dynamic workout designed to strengthen your core (prepare to sweat!)
  • Have your lower extremity strength and balance tested
  • Find out what type of running shoes are best for you

Additionally, Mike DeStefano, athletic trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist from Select PT, will be offering Dartfish video gait analysis of your running both barefoot and with shoes on for just $90 (normally $200). 

 

This state-of-the-art technology is utilized by professional athletes and is featured during television coverage of the Olympics to show viewers the frame-by-frame motion of figure skaters and skiers.  The service includes a personalized video with an analysis of your biomechanics and recommendations to correct deficits and inefficiencies.

 

For more details or to RSVP, email Paula Dombek or call 860-896-9145. Don't wait too long to RSVP as these clinics reach their 25 person capacity quickly.

Newton Natural Running Clinic

Tues, Oct 25 @ 6:30pm

Newton Natural Running

Newton Running Educator Michael Blanchard will be hosting a monthly clinic on Natural Running every fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. The clinic is designed for those who have recently purchased a pair of Newton Running Shoes or are interested in trying the shoes out (Mike will have shoes available to demo).

 

During the FREE clinics, Mike will cover the basics of foot biomechanics, how to achieve natural running form and explain the science and technology behind Newton Running shoes. Learn how you can run faster, stronger, more efficiently and with less injury!

Wed Night Fun Runs
6:30pm (at the store) 
Fun Run Crowd

Join Duncan & a great group of Fleet Feet Friends for a casual fun run each Wedensday night at 6:30pm.  We go between 1-5 miles (a route for all abilities).  All paces (including walkers) are welcome to join us. 

It's a great way to meet new friends and running partners.  

 

Meet at the store. 

Note: Fun Runs are canceled during snow and thunder storms and when roads/sidewalks are too icy and dangerous.  Check our Facebook page on Wednesday's for status of run.
Thursday Night Track Workout
Track Workout

Track Workouts are Back! 

Join us every Thursday - 6:30pm at Saint Joseph College Track.   Please park in the upper parking lot (NOT the O'Connell Gym lot or we risk losing our permit to use the track).

 These workouts are designed for runners of ALL abilities.  The goal is to introduce you to different types of running (intervals, hills, tempo runs) and help you get stronger and faster.  This is your opportunity to get professional coaching for free - and meet some great fellow runners. 

Can't make it to the workout, email Schuyler to subscribe to his Weekly Workout email.

Do you feel the need for speed?  Or maybe your workout routine needs a little spice.  Join Coach Schuyler each Thursday for a fun track workout.  

Run/Walk Meet-Up Group: Every Saturday at 8am

Meet-Up Group logo

Every Saturday we will open our doors at 9am to runners and walkers looking to meet-up with others.  We will have a place to hold your keys and change of clothes, as well as provide a bathroom, water and a book of routes ranging from 1-18 miles for you to select from.  Our goal is to help match people of similar paces and training distances so no one has to run alone. 

 

There is no charge to participate in the Meet-Up.  If you already have a group of friends you run with, you can still take advantage of using Fleet Feet Sports as your meeting location from anytime between 8-10am. 

 

For more information, check our official "Meet-Up" group web site.

FREE Injury Assessments

Select PT Hotline

Injured?  Don't know whether you can run/play sports or if you should really see a doctor?  Contact the Select Physical Therapy Free Injury Hotline.

 

The hotline is staffed by Stacy, Select PT's Sports Medicine Director and licensed athletic trainer, who, depending on the severity of your injury, may give you instructions on how to care for your injury at home or direct you to one of Select Physical Therapy's 30 clinics in CT for a free evaluation. 

 

Call or email Stacy at Select's FREE Injury Hotline:

 

1-877-MOBL-MED

(1-877-662-5633)

Injured Runner
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