Be The Movement

THE EXTRA MILE

Issue #102

 

 April 24, 2012

Run to a Better Future

Shameal NLI SigningOne of the best parts of being a small business owner is the opportunity to make a real difference in our community. But with over 200 races and organizations asking us for financial assistance each year, we struggled to decide which events to support and ended up decreasing the amounts of our donations as we tried to support a majority of those who asked us.

 

This year, we made the decision that instead of giving a little money to a lot of events, all of which support great causes, we would focus our dollars to make a bigger impact. We created a scholarship called "Run to a Better Future" that provides $10,000 a year for four years to a student-runner from Capital Preparatory Magnet School in downtown Hartford.

 

I am pleased to announce that our inaugural recipient is Shameal Samuels. Shameal was selected for her strong academics (3.60 GPA), passion for running, her work to create a middle school track program at her school to curb childhood obesity and her sincere desire to go to college and create a better future for herself and her family. Shameal will be the first in her family to attend college - a true feat considering that her mom never completed high school.

 

In her application essay, Shameal wrote, "Growing up in an urban area where there are always crimes and someone going to jail, influenced me to stay out of trouble and work towards a goal. There are kids they I grew up with who are in jail or have been convicted of a felony. I use their mistakes as a way to encourage myself and motivate me to work as hard as I can to make my dreams come true.

 

"I try my best in school and admit that there are times when I wanted to give up, but I did not. I have wanted to become a forensic scientist since I was a small child. I tell myself every day that I will do everything in my power to become a forensic scientist."

 

With the help of this award and a partial athletic scholarship, Shameal will be going to Quinnipiac University in the fall to run and study forensic science. At the award ceremony last week, Shameal signed her National Letter of Intent with her mom, teammates and coaches standing behind her. The sparkle in her eyes and the smile on her face, as seen in the picture above, spoke volumes!

 

This scholarship couldn't have been made possible if you didn't choose to shop at Fleet Feet Sports - especially when the big box stores and online giants may save you a few dollars and a gallon of gas. We like to think that we make up for it with a better, more personalized (and fun!) shopping experience and by investing our various resources back into our community. Together we are making a difference, one soul at a time!

 

Be Fit!

Steph

Schuyler's Shoe Review

Schuyler

Nike's range of training shoes has always been at the forefront of new materials and technologies. From FlyWire, an ultra-light overlay pioneered for track spikes, to seamless uppers that premiered in the LunarGlide and were quickly copied across the running industry, Nike shoes tend to have designs which marry fit and style.

 

A trio of new shoes from Nike all feature the brand's new Dynamic Fit technology. This new midfoot system laces through straps that wrap around the foot. These straps pull snug around the midfoot to hold the foot without restricting movement. Nike's Dynamic Fit prevents bunching and allows the shoe to fit a broader range of foot width and vertical volume.

 

Nike Lunar Eclipse 2The three shoes run the gamut of stability, cushion, and minimalism. The LunarEclipse 2 is the big brother (or sister) of the LunarGlide. In addition to a snug midfoot, this shoe offers a roomy, seamless forefoot with Nike's trademark plush Lunarlon cushioning and just enough stability. The Vomero 7 continues the trend of being the softest shoe around. Runners can expect unparalleled cushion in this Cadillac of running shoes.

 

Nike Free 3.0 - WomenFinally, the Free Run 3 offers a minimalist option with unprecedented upper structure. By utilizing Dynamic Fit to hold the foot to the platform of the shoe, the foot can work as a single unit with the midsole's flex grooves. Each of these options is compatible with the Nike + speed and distance system, so that you can be snug, light, stylish and speedy.

Amy's Gear Corner

Tri Gear for KidsTri Gear for Kids: Triathlons are for kids of all ages! Just in are kid-sized tri tops and bottoms from Zoot. Both pieces are designed with the same high quality features Zoot is known for in their adult gear like an integrated SBR pad, cam-lock zippers with soft-finish zipper binding, leg grippers and SeamLink stitching to provide a comfortable and supportive fit. The Protégé Tri Top is available in two colors: Zoot Blue and Poppy; the Protégé shorts are solid black. Now you kids can look like the triathletes they are!

 

SportCount Swim Lap Counters: We are so excited to bring these little gadgets you wear on your finger in to the store! They may be little, but boy, do they do a ton! The Chrono 100 is fantastic for both swimming and running data tracking! It records multiple lap times, monitor races and workouts. In the pool or on the track, this product rocks! It also has a pause feature, so you can interrupt your workout without throwing off your timing stats. SportCount Lap TrackersSpecifically, it can recall up to 100 individual lap times, recall fastest, slowest, average and total lap times, display split times and lap numbers, and give the total number of laps completed and total lap time.

 

The Sportcount Combo is a great all-purpose training and exercise device, great for swimmers and runners. It gives lap count and split times during your workout, and reports summary statistics at the end. It also can recall fastest, slowest and average and lap times. Triathlete Magazine puts it well, "Probably the best thing about the tiny timer is that it liberates you from mentally counting laps. An easy, nearly reflexive movement by your thumb records the lap change." This little device gives you one less thing to think about, whether in the pool or on the track, so you can focus on form or get in the zone!

 

Toi Toi Tee for WomenIcebreaker Toi Toi Tee (Women): The svelte Toi Toi tee is made with the lightest, softest merino wool and it is super stylish! The Independent, UK's newspaper, named this t-shirt, the "ultimate travel t-shirt." I can see why, it is lightweight, breathable, comfortable, doesn't wrinkle and doesn't stink - even if you don't wash it after wearing it straight for a week. In addition to traveling, this shirt would be great for hiking, running, yoga and around town.

 

Icebreaker Rush BraIcebreaker's Rush Bra (Women): This may quickly become your go-to bra for wet workouts (be it rain, snow or sweat). It's designed for A/B cup women and made from a combination of Icebreaker's GT-260 fabric and Lycra making it soft and stretchy, yet highly supportive thanks to the gathers at the bust which also provide enhanced shaping. Because it's made from high-end wool, it doesn't scratch nor stink. Its just awesome!

 

Icebreaker Men's TeeIcebreaker's Tech T Lite (Men): Breathable, cool, odor resistant and easy to care for, what else do you need?! Best of all, you'll love the feeling of this super light merino crew neck t-shirt against your skin. This striking top works well as a summer t-shirt or even as a winter base-layer. Customers and staffers love Icebreaker's high quality and now, this brand is gaining even more fans with its diverse and stylish clothing lines. This t-shirt is an exemplar-it is diverse, you can use it all year and it has a cool image on the front, inspired by New Zealand natural landscape.

Great Mother's Day Gift Idea!

Foot ReflexologySpring training wearing on your feet? Treat them to a most-amazing reflexology massage with Tara from Holistic Hands.

 

Reflexology is a relaxing yet rejuvenating treatment that can be done on either your hands or your feet (I opted for the feet and oh, wow!!). It's an ancient form of healing that relaxes your entire body, restores balance and encourages your body's own healing system to take over through the application of pressure on various parts of your feet that connect to nearly every part of your body. After an hour with Tara, your mind and body will be ready for that next long run!

 

Tara is a Certified Reflexology Therapist who practices the Original Ingham MethodTM of Reflexology and a Usui Reiki Master Teacher. She shared her talents with us during our Diva Night celebration where everyone melted under her powerful hands.

 

You can learn more on Tara's web site or email her directly (she's located right across the street from the store - but also has offices in Torrington and Middlebury). A session with Tara is a great Mother's Day gift idea for the mom who has everything!

Tough Mudder Training - Last Call!

Tough MudderThe Tough Mudder is an event like none other. It consists of 10 miles of hills and mud on Mount Snow in VT (over 13,000ft of elevation change!) and 25 military-style obstacles designed by the British Special Forces. Think walls, barbed-wire, monkey bars, mud pits, tunnels, fire, ice water and electric shocks. It's a fearsome challenge and an epic adventure!

 

Tough Mudder TeamOur 12-week training program begins on Tuesday, April 24 and will consist of coached hill runs on Tuesday's at 6pm, "fun"ctional strength workouts at The Playground (you choose your workout days/times) as well as weekend trail runs and "discomfort training" field trips lead by Tough Mudder veterans (i.e. swimming in cold lakes, learning how to get over walls, speed crawl under barbed-wire and through pipes, etc). This program will give you the physical and mental toughness AND the camaraderie needed to finish this race.

 

 

Our goal is the Tough Mudder New England #2 event on July 14-15. The Training Program fee is $295 and includes your training plan, knowledgeable coaches, a three-month membership to The Playground for unlimited Tough Mudder-inspired strength workouts, and a cool team shirt. The fee does not include your Tough Mudder race registration.  Sign-up online or in the store.

Sports Bra Challenge & Cupperware Party

Thursday, May 17

Moving Comfort Fit FestCalling all ladies: Thursday, May 17 is all about YOU! We will be hosting two great events out of the store.

 

All day long, we will be measuring and fitting for our great line up of sports bras with another Moving Comfort Fit Fest! Those who book an appointment and come in to get measured will receive 10% off the purchase of one bra and 20% off when you buy two bras. In addition, all purchases will come with a free gift of purchase, provided by our friends at Moving Comfort!

 

Did you know 80% of women are wearing the wrong sized sports bra? Stand out from the majority and let our bra experts get you in to the right size so you can perform your best, no matter what you do. Please call the store at 860-233-8077 or email Kristen at events@fleetfeethartford.com to book your appointment.

 

In the evening, we will be hosting a fun run out of the store as part of the nationwide Sports Bra Challenge. Across the country, women will be working out in a series of group fitness settings in just their sports bras. The Sports Bra Challenge is about bringing people together to accept and share their insecurities and overcome their fear of them. It's about empowering ourselves and each other to to feel comfortable in our bodies - exactly as they are.

 

The run will start at 6:30 PM and will be open to women only. While we encourage everyone to do the run in their sports bras, you are welcome to run in any type of attire. Reveal yourself!

Co-Ed Triathlon Training Programs

Sprint & Olympic Distances

Team Training NE

SPRING CLEANING FOR YOUR SOUL:  A CHECKLIST

Hold on! "Train for a triathlon?" Heck yeah!  If you can swim, bike and run for about 20 minutes each you can train for AND complete a short-distance triathlon.  And Team Training New England (TTNE) has a program to get you across that finish line.
 
You'll experience all the awesomeness: medals, cheering fans, great teammates, a DJ playing infectious grooves. Oh, did we mention the incredible sense of accomplishment you'll feel? Your kids might even think you're cool, crazy right?

However, there is one little detail.  You need to sign-up.

 
TTNE provides the plan, expert coaching, open-water and pool swim facilities and more. What else could you ask for? Supportive and inspiring teammates?  We've got those. A T-shirt?  We'll give you one of those too!
 
You just need to sign up.  
Not sure?  Convince a friend, family member, or co-worker and do it together.  
 
More bang for your bucks
We've kept the cost for the training the same as last year, BUT added 2 more weeks of training.  How about that, pay the same and get more?
 
Still not sure if it's right for you?  Join us for a drop-in session in April to test us out.  It's just $25; you'll have a great workout, most likely meet someone cool and learn a ton of useful stuff.  Just click on a date and all the information you need to know is right there! 

 
Maybe you trained with us before and fell off the "training wagon"?  We love our TTNE alums and want you back for either for the season or a drop-in.

 

Questions?  Give us a call.  Otherwise, get out your Sharpie and checklists!
 
Training starts the week of May 7th. Our first group workout is Wednesday, May 9th.
 
You never know until you TRI!

Stand Up for Tom; Stand Up to Cancer

Stand Up to CancerWe are partnering with SK Lavery Appliances, Fresh Ink, Road ID and Select Physical Therapy to host a fundraiser on Sunday, May 20 at Noon at Hall High School in West Hartford. The Stand Up for Tom 5k Run/Walk will raise funds and show support for Tom Scalise, a young member of our community who is battling cancer.

 

Tom ScaliseTom is a West Hartford native and graduate of Hall High School. While at Hall, Tom was a three-sport athlete and captain of the wrestling and football teams. This spring he was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma and is currently undergoing aggressive treatment. The goal of this event is to raise funds to help defray his mounting medical costs and to show Tom that he has the love and support of the community. Together we will stand with Tom as he battles this disease.

 

The non-competitive, family-friendly 5k will wind around the campus of Hall High School and include both pavement and off-road portions along the famous "Hall Berm". The first 500 registered runners will receive a 100% cotton t-shirt and silicon bracelet emblazoned with T56 to show support for Tom (56 was Tom's football jersey number). Participants will also be entered to win great prizes like a flat-screen TV, running shoes, ROAD ID's and gift certificates from local restaurants.

 

Click here to register online. You can also register the day of the event beginning at 11am. Questions or to volunteer your support, email us at standupfortom@hotmail.com.

 

ALL money raised will help defray Tom's mounting medical bills.

Featured Event:  Simsbury River Run

                                    Sunday, April 29 @ Noon

Simsbury River Run 

The 17th annual Simsbury River Run hosted by the Simsbury-Granby Rotary is this Sunday at Noon. You can choose between the 5k or 10k distance, with both courses featuring flat, fast, scenic loops around Simsbury starting on Iron Horse Blvd. There will also be a 1-mile Kids Run at 11:30am.

 

Pre-register and pay $20 for the 5k ($10 for 17 years and younger) and $30 for the 10k. Kids mile is $10). Race day registration ration fee increases by $5. The first 600 registrants will receive a free race t-shirt. Proceeds from the race are used for community enhancement projects in Simsbury and Granby.

 

Click the logo above for more details.

Featured Race:  Granby 10k (May 5 @ 8:30am)

Granby 10k 
Saturday, May 5 marks the 41st running of the Granby Road Race. This 10K race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Granby Middle School on Route 10 and leads runners on a 6.2 mile course that covers both paved roads and scenic wooded trails.

 

"It's one of the most beautiful and unique races in the state because almost half of it is run through McLean Game Refuge," said Dave Schupp, one of the race's longtime organizers. The race was originated by David Hildreth, former longtime Granby resident, and Dave Bale, another long time Granby resident, to celebrate the first Earth Day in 1970. 

 

For the second year in a row, the Farmington Valley YMCA is organizing the race and proceeds will support its Strong Kids Program, which provides scholarships to send kids to Camp Chase.

 

Every $150 raised sends a kid to camp. This year, runners are encouraged to have family and friends pledge a dollar amount per mile to support the Strong Kids campaign. Those checks should be made payable to YMCA-Granby Road Race.

 

There is a two-mile run for kids age 11 and younger that begins around 8:45 a.m. Free race t-shirts will be given to the first 100 registrants.

 

Grand prizes are awarded for first, second and third place for men and women in the Open Class and many merchandise prizes for each age division as well. There will also be prizes for the first Granby resident male and female finishers.

 

Runners may register online or by e-mailing jmitchell@simsburybank.com to request a race application.

Seasonal Asparagus

By Aubrey Schulz 

Get Out & Play - & Soak-up Vitiman DShort on time? Don't let those boxes and pre-packaged foods lure you in. Skip the box of pasta and the jar of sauce and pick up something that came directly from the ground. You'll be greeted with vibrant produce the minute you walk into any grocery store. Grab some asparagus, which is now in season. Then at the seafood counter select some shrimp, before heading home to prepare this simple salad.

 

Asparagus is a harbinger of spring. It's an abundant treat, one of the first local vegetables to make an appearance. Select the thinner spears. They are the mildest tasting and most tender. To avoid mushy asparagus, blanch them. Put trimmed spears in boiling water for two to three minutes, until they are bright green. Immediately put them in ice water for the same amount of time and serve. The following recipe utilizes that cooking technique, along with a few other flavors.

 

Asparagus Salad with Shrimp and Avocado

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pound asparagus, woody stem ends removed
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, shelled
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Add the asparagus and boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove the asparagus with a slotted spoon and move it into an ice bath to stop the cooking process and cool.
  2. Add the shrimp to the pot of boiling water. Boil for 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Let the shrimp drain off any remaining liquid.
  3. Slice the asparagus thinly, along a diagonal. At the tip, chop that off in one piece.
  4. Combine the shrimp and asparagus together in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and toss to combine.

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Aubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play .  She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, both in the kitchen and out on the road.  On June 8-10th, Aubrey will be directing a weekend triathlon training camp in Voluntown, CT.

STORE HOURS:

 

Mon-Thurs: 10-7

Fri: 10-6

Sat: 10-5:30

Sun: 12-5

 

Phone: 860-233-8077

www.fleetfeethartford.com

 

EVENT CALENDAR

 

All events are at Fleet Feet Sports unless otherwise noted.

Wed, April 25 @ 6am

 Morning Fun Run

3-5 Casual Miles

All abilities welcome

 

Wed, April 25 @ 6:30pm

Saucony K3 Launch

Party & Fun Run

Try the new Kinvara 3 & Hurricane 14 

3-5 Casual Miles

All abilities Welcome!

  

 

Thurs, April 26 @ 6:30pm

Track Workout

at Saint Joseph College

All Abilities Welcome

 

 Sat, April 28 @ 9:30-11am

FREE Injury Assements

by Select Physical Therapy

No Appointment Necessary

 

Sun, April 29 @ 5:30pm

Yoga for Runners

Bring a Mat or Towel

$10 - portion of proceeds

donated to FoodShare

 

Mon, April 30 @ 6am

Morning Fun Run

3-5 Casual Miles

All Abilities Welcome

 

 Wed, May 2 @ 6am

Morning Fun Run

3-5 Casual Miles

All abilities welcome

 

Wed, May 2 @ 6:30pm

Evening Fun Run

3-5 Casual Miles

All abilities welcome

     

Thurs, May 3 @ 6:30pm

Track Workout

at Saint Joseph College

All Abilities Welcome

 

Fri/Sat, May 4-5

Budd Coates Book Signing

Hotchkiss School

FREE

 

Sat, May 5 @ 10-4pm

West Hartford Center

Annual Sping Stroll

& Sidewalk Sale

 

Sun, May 6 @ 5:30pm

Yoga for Runners

Bring a Mat or Towel

$10 - portion of proceeds

donated to FoodShare

 

 Mon, May 14 @ 6pm

1st BRINK of the Year!

Hosted by Thomas Hooker Brewing & New Balance

Free to run or bike

$10 for beverages

 

Tues, May 15 @ 6:30pm

FREE Newton Natural

Running Clinic

 

Wed, May 16 @ 7pm

Speaker Series #1

Lower Extremity Injuries

w/Dr. Brown & Latasha

 

Thurs, May 17- All Day

Moving Comfort Bra

Fit Fest & Sale

 

Thurs, May 17 @ 6:30pm

Sports Bra Challenge

Fun Run

Ladies Only!

FREE Injury Assessments

Sat, April 28

9:30-11am

Select PT Hotline

Injured?  Don't know whether you can run/play sports or if you should really see a doctor?  Come to our FREE Injury Assessment Clinic staffed by certified Athletic Trainers from Select Physical Therapy.

 

These free clinics will be offered every other Saturday.  No RSVP necessary - but you can call us to reserve a time (860-233-8077).

 

Can't make the clinic or need an assessment sooner?  Call and leave a message or email Stacy at Select's Free Injury Hotline:

 

1-877-MOBL-MED

(1-877-662-5633) 

 

Stacy is a licensed athletic trainer and Select PT's Director of Sports Medicine.  Depending on the severity of your injury, she 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.

Injured Runner

Yoga for Runners

Sundays @ 5:30pm

at Fleet Feet

April 29 & May 6

 Got Yoga

Running + Yoga = Strength and Flexibility ... AVOID INJURY!

 

Yoga for Runners will help you to balance strength, increase range of motion, and train the body and mind. Learn how to coordinate your breath with movement. Develop a stronger body and mind connection. Use consistent and systematic conditioning to engage, strengthen, and place demands on all of your muscle groups to support and stabilize your skeletal system. Counteract the effects of your current workouts.

 

Yoga classes will be taught by Meghan Fanning - a runner, triathlete, certified yoga for athletes instructor & USA Cycling Level 3 coach. Meghan is currently training for her first ultramarathon 

 

This series will focus on:

RECOVERY

CORE WORK

INCREASING FLEXIBILITY

 

Please bring a Yoga mat, blanket or towel, and wear comfortable clothes. Classes and exercises will be available online

 

 Join the 5 week series for $45 or drop-in at $10/class

 A portion of the proceeds will go to FoodShare

West Hartford Center's Annual Spring Stroll

May 5, 10-4

Shop, Dine, Stroll

Fleet Feet Sports is proud to participate in "Shop, Dine, Stroll, Care" Spring Stroll. Local businesses throughout West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square will be hosting sidewalk sales and donating a portion of their sales to a charity close to their hearts. There will also be fun activities for kids including face painting by Fantastic Faces, sidewalk art and balloon making.

 

The charity we will be supporting is Dunk Your Kicks. For each pair of old sneakers collected, $1 is donated to the Max Cure Foundation which not only supports pediatric cancer research, but is helping three local Hartford families whose children are battling cancer. Donate your used kicks on May 5 and receive $10 off your purchase of a new pair of sneakers. We will also have apparel and past-model shoes on sale so come early and snag a great bargain!

 

To get in on the discounts and promotional offerings for all the participating stores, pick up a free paper butterflies at the PATCH booth located at the corner of Farmington Avenue and LaSalle Avenue and then look for businesses with a paper butterfly in their store window to receive special discounts, free tastings or a gift with purchase.

Meet Author Budd Coates

May 4 & 5

Run Your Butt Off  

The Run Club and Wellness Team at the Hotchkiss School are hosting runner extraordinaire Budd Coates on May 4 & 5. Budd is an exercise scientist, experienced marathoner, Runner's World running coach, co-author of the Run Your Butt Off book and inventor of the CoreSlider. He completed the 2011 Boston Marathon in 2:47:38, joining an elite list of fewer than 25 runners worldwide who have run a sub 3-hour marathon in five separate decades.

 

Mr. Coates will sign books and be available for questions at the Hotchkiss faculty lounge on Friday, May 4 at 7:30pm. Coffee and dessert will be served at this free event.

 

On Saturday, May 5, he will run the Sharon Classic 5 Mile Road Race at 10:15am (click here to register and run with Budd) and then give a lively presentation at the Sharon Town Hall at 11:45am.

BRINK! & Good Form Running Clinic

Mon, May 14@ 6:00pm

Bike + Run + drINK = FUN! 

Join us for our first BRINK (bike, run...drink) of the year! We'll be meeting at Thomas Hooker Brewery at 6pm for a mini-Good Form Running Clinic with New Balance, followed by a run (2-4 miles) or a bike ride. At 7pm, we'll head into the brewery for bevs and fun!
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A $10 donation to The Villages for Children will earn you a pint glass and some of Thomas Hooker's finest. You need to be 21 years or older to partake in the beer. For those under 21, we will provide a nice selection of NUUN for you!

 

Please RSVP to events@fleetfeethartford.com.

Thomas Hooker Brewing

Newton Natural Running Clinic - FREE

Tues, May 15@ 6:30pm

Newton Natural Running

Newton Running Educator Michael Blanchard hosts a monthly clinic on Natural Running every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. This free 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.

FREE Speaker Series

 From the Medical Tent: Prevention & Treatment of Lower Extremity Injuries

May 16 @ 7pm

Dr. Brown

 

One of our goals this year is to have local experts give in-store presentations and clinics about topics relevant to runners, triathletes and anyone looking to live fit. Our first speaker is Dr. Jeffery Brown, Sports Medicine Director of the Hartford Medical Group and team physician for Central CT State University.

 

Dr. Brown will be joined by one of our favorite past-staffers, Latasha Jarrett-Raineault. Tasha worked at Fleet Feet while pursuing her doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Hartford.  There she was a standout athlete, earning the America East Conference championship in the Heptathlon and being named 2008 NCAA Sportswoman of the Year. Tasha is now a physical therapist with Eastern Rehabilitation Network.

 

Together they will speak about common injuries of the hip, knee and foot. In addition to learning the mechanisms that cause these injuries, you will learn tips for treating the injury as well as how to avoid getting these injuries. The presentation will last about 45 minutes with time for Q&A afterwards.

 

RSVP by emailing events@fleetfeethartford.com

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.  Now that it is dark when we run, please wear reflective gear and lights so everyone is seen and safe! 

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!  

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.  Last week we had almost 100 people - from beginners to more experienced runners!

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 receive his Weekly Workout email so you can still get your speed-fix in!

Run/Walk Meet-Up Group: Every Saturday at 9am

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.

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