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Volume 2, Issue 7
July 2013
Athletic Feat
 July Newsletter

•  Hydration
•  Chi Running Workshop
•  New This Month
•  Latest Closeouts
•  Free Shoe Drawing
•  A fun summer recipe
•  Upcoming Events

We will be closed July 4th.
Happy 4th of July everyone!

Latest Closeouts

We have a few remaining women's sizes of the Brooks Ghost 5 ($69.95) and New Balance 880 ($69.95). Call or email us to check on your size!

Store Hours

Mon, Tue: 10 am - 6 pm
Wed - Fri: 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

Contact Us

3377 Solano Ave
Napa, CA 94558
707-258-NAPA (6272)


Hydration is more important than ever during very hot days like we've had this past week.

"Hydration is important because the body is comprised mostly of water, and the proper balance between water and electrolytes in our bodies really determines how most of our systems function, including nerves and muscles," says Larry Kenney, PhD, a professor of physiology and kinesiology at Penn State.

Approximately 45 to 50 percent of daily water intake comes from drinking fluids, about 35 percent from eating food and the rest from metabolism. Vegetables and fruits are the most hydrating (e.g., lettuce is 95 percent water). But we also get a lot from meat, as well as soup, juice, soda, milk and even coffee.

For facts and myths about hydration, check out our extensive page on hydration.

Chi Running Workshop   Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Athletic Feat - SPACE IS LIMITED

Chi Running has helped many people, from beginners, to cross country runners to triathletes. The Chi Running approach is an elegant and enjoyable program that builds a healthy body, instead of breaking it down from misuse or overuse.

Aracely Areas The instructor is Aracely Areas. Aracely is a Senior ChiRunning instructor. As a runner for over 15 years, she experienced the runners' challenges of injuries and pain. She will never forget the summer day in June 1999 when she ran 5 miles with Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning. During that run, she felt so much joy that her running philosophy changed forever. Since then she has completed 20 injury-free marathons; assisted Danny Dreyer in workshops and teacher trainings; and also earned a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Aracely teaches with passion and respect. She loves to assist seasoned runners in developing better form that leads to greater ease and speed; as well as to help newbies start off on the right foot (pun intended!)
Place: Athletic Feat, 3377 Solano Ave, Napa, CA
Time: 8 am - 12 pm

For more info:  Aracely: 408 309-7156 - areasa@yahoo.com

Price: $125.00 includes video taping analysis. Special discount of 20% for Athletic Feat customers and friends.

To Register: Contact Aracely at areasa@yahoo.com or at the Athletic Feat Shoe store.

Instructor home page: www.chirunning.com/learn-it/certified-instructor/83777

New This Month

Here are the latest arrivals in the past couple of weeks:

The all new Mizuno Sayonara:
A light, nimble, neutral shoe, it replaces the much-loved Precision

The latest Saucony Omni 12:
Incremental changes to a near-perfect stability shoe with a wider fit. Version 12 gets upgraded from Saucony's ProGrid to PowerGrid midsole, the same midsole found in the high-end Hurricane.

The Nike Pegasus celebrates its 30th birthday!
A neutral shoe with a lightweight mesh upper for breathability, the Pegasus 30 features no-sew overlays, a premium foam midsole, and a completely new look.

The Nike Vomero 8:
The 8th iteration of the Zoom Vomero+ 8 is lighter than its predecessor while still offering plush comfort, stability and cushioning with an open-mesh upper, Dynamic Fit technology and a full-length "Cushlon" midsole. This is a very cushioned, neutral shoe.

The Brooks Adrenaline ASR 10:
The trail version of the enormously popular Adrenaline, this is a trail shoe with stability, for runners who pronate or need some extra support.

The Brooks Mach 15 Spikeless
Cross-country season is approaching, and first in are these lightweight, bold-looking Brooks flats.

It's that time again...

Like us on Facebook and be entered to win a free pair of shoes...

Our quarterly drawing for a free pair of shoes of your choice will be held on September 1st. The winner will be selected at random from all our Facebook "Likes". Matt Cobette won our June drawing, find out if you're next!

It's more than just the drawing, joining our Facebook page keeps you updated on our latest arrivals, sales, events and more. So if you haven't already, like us on Facebook before August 31st and you will automatically be entered in the next drawing.

Fun Summer Recipe

Black Bean, Tomato and Corn Salad

This simple, refreshing salad comes compliments of the Eugene Register-Guard newspaper:

The dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tspn chili powder
  • 1/2 tspn ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tspn sugar
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1/2 tspn dried oregano
Combine first 3 ingredients over low heat in small saucepan for 3-4 minutes. Cool to room temp. Then combine with rest of dressing ingredients. Mix well or shake in a jar. Salad:
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups corn kernels (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red onions (optional)
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, cubed
Combine dressing mix and salad. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour if you can wait that long! Enjoy!
Upcoming events

  Jul 4 - Kenwood Footrace 10K & 3K  - The oldest running 10K footrace in California
  Jul 21 - Napa To Sonoma Half Marathon  - From Cuvaison Carneros winery to Sonoma Plaza
  Jul 27 - Relay For Life of Napa  - Napa Valley College
  Sep 15 - Clo-Cow Half Marathon & 5K  - You get to meet Clo the Cow!
  Sep 29 - Carousel Fund Run 2013  - 100% of race fee goes to the Carousel Fund
Athletic Feat, 3377 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558,  www.athleticfeat.com,  707-258-NAPA (6272)
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