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Item of the Week

Nathan Hand Held Bottle
Nathan HandHeld

The Nathan handheld bottle is the number one seller in the industry. 

Each handheld is complete with an adjustable handstrap and
large, expandable, zippered pocket and includes a
BPA-free/dishwasher-safe bottle 
Various colors and styles to choose from. 

$19.95 - $24.99

Exclusive subscriber coupons available for our Item Of The Week!  Redeemable Coupons are located at the end of each Newsletter.
In Store Specials
Brooks Shoes Pure Series  (Excludes 2 Series)  
20% OFF


Crescent Moon Snowshoes  
25% OFF

INOV8 Shoes 
30% OFF Entire Selection   

Select Brooks Shoes

50% OFF

Altra Instinct/Intuition Shoes
50% OFF

Nuu Muu Dresses
50% OFF

April 6, 2013

....And they are off!  Jay and Julie Bryan have left Teton Valley to pursue the ultimate challenge of the Marathon des Sables. The Marathon des Sables is ranked by the Discovery Channel as the toughest footrace on earth. It is a six-day race through the Sahara desert where midday temperatures can get up to 120 Fahrenheit!  The rules require you to be self-sufficient and to carry everything you need to survive on your back with the exception of water and a sleeping tent.  This will be Jay's tenth event and Julie's first. 

Julie's training included running on a treadmill with full gear in our heated Yoga Room to simulate the desert conditions facing her. Jay's training consisted of hours of Hockey play!
Julie MDS Training

We will post race updates on our Dreamchasers Facebook page or you can go directly to the MDS website: for up-to-date information.
Many Blessings,

Lisa & Jay Batchen
Store and Fitness Class News
MUD SEASON:  It is mud season here in Teton Valley.  Please bring an extra pair of shoes to change into for fitness classes and leave your outdoor shoes in the cubbies provided. Your cooperation is greatly helps keep the facility clean for everyone to enjoy!

The 2013 calendar has been published.  A link to the website has been added to the Quick Links sidebar.  You can also pick up a hard copy from the store. 

$50.00 punch cards are available for students 18 years and younger.  Each punch card is redeemable for 10 one-hour classes.

Just another reminder that evening childcare is no longer available for evening classes, EXCEPT Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.


Brooks Pure Cadence 2 Brooks Pure Cadence 2
Brooks Pure Flow 2
The 2 series for the Brooks Pure Cadence and Pure Flow have been released and we have women's sizes in stock.

Brooks Pure Flow2

Athlete Happenings
This section has been included to give our athletes bragging rights!  That's right, now is your time to shine and we want to give you the recognition you deserve. If you have a goal or a life event you would like to announce send it to:  [email protected]  We will be sure to include it in this section of our newsletter!

Here are the new goals for this week:


Kate Schade - Ought Six Endurance Enduro Cascade, MT


Brook Saindon - Little Red Riding Hood 100 Mile Bike Race


Abby Broughton/Jason Popilsky - Cowboy Tough Adventure Race - Cheyenne, WY to Casper, WY
Brooke Saindon - Laramie Enduro 75 Mile Mtn. Bike Race

DREAMCHASERS BABY ON THE WAY!!!  Jess, our amazing childcare manager, is expecting!  She is due in November.  Maybe the new edition will be a boy to help mix things up a bit in the Beard residence!


Kate Schade

Kate Schade

Kate Schade is the owner of Kate's, a local manufacturing company providing delicious energy bars made from sustainable organic ingredients. Outside of work Kate can regularly be spotted at Dreamchasers fitness classes or playing in the dirt on her off-road motorcycle.    According to Kate off-road motorcycling is her escape:  "When I am riding it is the only thing I am doing. The mind has no time to wander to other things or you'll crash. You need to be in tune with what your body is doing, and how you are handling the bike. Racing to me takes riding to a new level of challenge. Every time I race, I realize all the things I can do next time to be faster and more efficient. It's like a game, and of course, it's fun and rewarding to win the game!".

Recently Kate participated in two dirt bike races near Boise, Idaho.   The first was a part of the SIDRA series (Southern Idaho Desert Racing Assoc).  Kate took 1st in the Women's A class (74 mile race).  The second race was part of the National Hare and Hound Series where Kate came in 2nd place just 3 seconds behind the leader, after 105 miles!  Kate credits her amazing accomplishments in part to the endurance and core training she receives at Dreamchasers. 

Kate's next adventure will take her to Montana where she will participate in the Ought 6 Enduro along with Dreamchaser Tim Burnham. 

Amazing work Kate!
Ask the Coach
Each week we will pick one fitness/nutrition question submitted by you, our clients, and feature it in this section along with an answer to the question.  All questions will be answered by one of our great coaches here at Dreamchasers.  Please indicate if there is a specific coach that you would like your question directed to.

Why do Runners Wear Compression Socks/Tights?


Compression garments are the current trend of today's athlete.  Claims in compression technology include reduction in swelling and muscle soreness, improved blood circulation and an increase in performance when worn during activity.      


In terms of improving performance during activity, the idea is that if increased blood flow occurs, by-products are transported quickly by the blood and can be flushed out and cleared better. If these by-products that cause fatigue are gotten rid of quicker then performance improves.  


Although reports of increased performance are inconclusive, compression has been proven effective in areas of swelling and muscle soreness enabling faster recovery and injury prevention.                                                                


Send your questions to: [email protected] with the subject heading "Ask the Coach", then check in next week to see if your question is featured! 
Recipe of the Week
Chicken Stir Fry
This week's recipe brought to you by

Spring Stir Fried Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots


For the sauce:
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (or Braggs Liquid Aminos or Tamari for GF)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
For the Stir Fry:
  • 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast, sliced thin
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp rice bran oil, or canola
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced diagonally
  • scallions for garnish

Combine soy sauce, lime juice, water and cornstarch in a small bowl, mix together and set aside.

Season chicken lightly with salt. Heat a large wok over high heat. When the wok is very hot, add half of the oil, then add the chicken. Stir fry, stirring occasionally until the chicken is cooked through and browned, about 3-4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove the chicken and set aside. Reduce heat to medium.

Add the remaining oil to the wok; add the garlic and ginger, stir for 20 seconds. Add the sugar snap peas and carrots, stirring over medium high heat until tender crisp, about 3-4 minutes.

Return the chicken to the wok, add the soy sauce-lime mixture, mix well and cook another 30 seconds to one minute. Serve immediately and top with fresh scallions.
Weekly Subscriber Give Aways

Dreamchasers will be having weekly prize drawings for our newsletter subscribers to show our appreciation for your continued support!  Simply print, fill out the drawing entry below and drop it into the "Weekly Drawing" container at the Dreamchasers store for your chance to win.  We will announce the winner each week in the newsletter to come pick up your prize!

Last week's winner:  Last week's prize went unclaimed.  Don't forget to enter our weekly prize drawing.

This week's prize:  

....Like a Mom logo shirt.  You choose the style and size!
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This will be the last chance to enter to win this great shirt!  Next week will feature a different prize.
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Weekly Give Away - April 6, 2013 Newsletter
15% OFF
 Item of the Week

Nathan Hand Held Water Bottle
Coupon must be presented at time of purchase to receive discount

Offer Expires 04/12/2013
Quick Links
2013 Running Events
Targhee Hill Climb

Saturday, June 29th

2.9 Mile Uphill Run

Colter 1/2 Marathon/Tin Cup Marathon 10k/5k

Saturday, August 3rd

Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10k, 5k
Teton Springs Triathlon 
Sunday, August 11th

Sprint Distance
Grand Teton Races

Saturday, August 31st

Trail Marathon, 10k, Kids Fun Run 

Jackson Hole Marathon Events

Sunday, September 22nd

Half Marathon, Marathon, Marathon-Relay

Yellowstone-Teton Endurance Races

Saturday - Sunday,
October 5th - 6th

100 Mile, 100 Mile-Relay, 50 Mile

Tucson, AZ Marathon Events

Sunday, December 8th

Half Marathon, Marathon, Marathon-Relay
Live Well Workshop

Uplift your body and mind in 6 weeks!

Merging fitness with self-awareness. Enjoy 40 minutes of fitness & 20 minutes of mental conditioning to incorporate a new, healthy strategy each week.  Receive informational packets and tips tailored to you!

WHERE: Dreamchasers
DATE:  Apr 3 - May 8
WHEN:  Wed 9 -10 am
COST:  $55

3 easy ways to register:  in person, online utilizing the MindBody system under the Events/Workshops tab, or contact Chris @ [email protected]

Free Training w/Lisa Smith-Batchen and Pam Reed

Train FREE with two women who have both won the Badwater Ultramarathon twice!  Each of these amazing ladies are training to race it again and would love for you to join them in their training paradise.  For more information click HERE.

2013 Fall Running Camp

Learn from four of the most accomplished ultrarunners in the world: Lisa Smith-Batchen, Marshall Ulrich, Ray Zahab and Julie Bryan.  All registrants also receive free entry into the 2013 Yellowstone-Teton Endurance Races.

For more information click HERE.
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