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Volume 3, Issue 6
June 2014
Athletic Feat
 June Newsletter

Things to do - Greenbelt Alliance
Napa Track Season salute
Salmon Run
New Shoes
Garmin GPS Watches
USATF Outdoor Championships - Lea Wallace
5K Training Program
Shoes on Sale!
Our Facebook Winner!
Fun Recipe
Upcoming Events

New Garmin GPS watches:

Forerunner 10:
Tracks distance, pace, and calories

Forerunner 220:
Tracks distance, pace, and heart rate (with optional heart rate strap and transmitter)

USATF Outdoor Championships

The USATF Outdoor Championships return to Sacramento this June 26-29th, 2014. The 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships will bring the nation’s best athletes to Northern California while also serving as the final stop on of the 2014 Outdoor USATF Championship Series. Napa's own LEA WALLACE, now a Nike sponsored middle distance runner, will be competing in the women's 800 meters

Shoes on sale this month:

The following shoes are now on sale, to make room for the latest versions:

  • Brooks Ghost 6
  • Brooks Glycerin 11
  • Nike Pegasus 30
  • Saucony Kinvara 4
  • Saucony Ride 6
  • Saucony Omni 12

Contact Us

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

Things to do

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Yes, we are a running store. Many of us like to get out and join other events. Here is a fun local event for everyone!

Greenbelt Alliance, the Napa County Bicycle Coalition, the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition, the Sierra Club, and Friends of the Napa River are co-leading this 22-mile bike ride in Napa. You'll explore the many bicycle trails, agricultural lands, and new development projects in Napa. Please RSVP to this event at www.greenbelt.org/events/napa-river-bike-tour.

Congratulations on a great track season!

Here's a shout-out to all the great high school athletes in Napa who completed a very successful 2014 track season. Below is a list of athletes who qualified for the Masters meet or the Meet of Champions.

In alphabetical order of high school:

JUSTIN-SIENA athletes who qualified for the NCS Meet of Champions at the CIF North Coast Section Redwood Empire Area Track and Field Championships:

Justin-Siena's Natalie Avellar, Khiely Jackson and Isabell deBruin (photo Napa Register)
Natalie AvellarPole vault
Tim BalderHigh jump
Isabella deBruinPole vault
Joshua "JT" Gibson400m
Khiely Jackson800m
Isabel JenningsLong jump
Dena PrinceHigh jump
Finn Willard110m high hurdles

NAPA HIGH athletes who qualified for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet:

Baylee DoddShot put
Devon GorsuchLong jump
Sophia MarseillesTriple jump
Claire PirioHigh jump

Vintage High's Jack Kobylka

Honorable Mention goes to Athletic Feat team member Kyle Hawk of Napa High, who ran the 3200m in 9:54.7 at the Section Championships and holds the fastest time of the season in the MEL.

Napa High's Claire Pirio (photo Napa Register)

VINTAGE HIGH athletes who qualified for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet:

Julia GrimmLong jump and Discus
Jack Kobylka800m and 1600m
Eric LumTriple jump
Dakota MaherLong jump
Caleb TremblayShot put

Napa High's Kyle Hawk

Napa Valley Salmon Run

Saturday, June 14th

Come join in for a day of fun, exercise and beautiful Napa Valley scenery that will benefit the programs of the Napa Resource Conservation District, including fisheries monitoring, habitat surveys, and community education.

The race begins at 8:00am at the beautiful picnic grounds of the Yountville Veterans Home. Registration is $35 before May 31st and $40 thereafter. Runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels are welcome. A raffle will be held after the race for great prizes donated by local wineries, restaurants, and hotels.

And for all our Athletic Feat customers and friends: use promo code "afsalmonrun" when registering online or at the store, and receive a 20% discount on your registration fee!

Details at www.naparcd.org/salmonrun.htm

New this month

Here are the latest arrivals in the shoe department.
Click on the thumbnails for a larger view of the shoes:

The new Brooks Ghost 7:   Smoother, lighter, slightly bigger lugs, and a freshened-up modern look highlight the latest iteration of this stalwart neutral running shoe.

Men Women

The new Brooks Glycerin 12:   The 12th iteration of Brooks' top-of-the-line neutral trainer borrows the latest state-of-the-art technology that first appeared a few months ago in the ultra-plush Transcend. The midsole uses a new premium compound Brooks calls "Super DNA", which promises to deliver 25% more cushioning than the previous model. Also incorporated from the Transend, the shape of the outsole has been redesigned in order to evenly disperse pressure from heel to toe. Expect an even softer and plusher ride than the already cloud-like prior version.
Men Women

The new Saucony Omni 13:   Saucony's latest version of this wider-fitting, more controlled stability shoe.
Men Women

New colors of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14:
Men Women

New colors of the ultra-plush Brooks Transcend:
Men Women

My First 5K Training Program

It's not too late to sign up!

Our summer walk/jog training begins June 18th with workouts scheduled Wednesdays at 6 pm and Sundays at 8 am. The cost is $89 and includes a $20 Athletic Feat gift card, T-shirt, and individualized training at each session.

Contact us at the store to sign up! 707-258-6272

And the Facebook winner is...


Nigel is the winner of our May Facebook free shoe drawing, congratulations! Every few months we draw one person at random from all our Facebook "likes", and the person wins a free pair of shoes of their choice.

If you haven't already, don't forget to like us on Facebook to be entered into the next drawing!

Facebook is also where we announce sales, events, new products, specials, etc.


See you there!

Fun Recipe

Grilled Vegetable Polenta Casserole

From prevention.com
By Joanna Sayago Golub, senior editor, Runner's World.   Recipe by Deena Kastor

One of the many highlights of summer is the variety and bounty of fresh vegetables that flood local farmers' markets. This recipe puts all those vitamin- and flavor-packed vegetables to good use in a delicious casserole created by Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor. Don't feel restricted to the vegetables mentioned here—use whatever tempts you at the market or what you have in your fridge. Kastor likes to make this dish for weekend get-togethers with friends, and she serves it with a fresh salad and crusty bread. To save time, you can use two 16-ounce tubes of premade polenta cut into 1/4" slices, instead of making your own.

Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Servings: 10


  • 1 lg eggplant, sliced lengthwise, 1/2" thick
  • 2 yellow squash, sliced lengthwise, 1/4" thick
  • 4 portobello mushrooms
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cup polenta or coarse cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil


  1. Preheat a grill. Brush the eggplant, squash, mushrooms, and asparagus with the oil. Place the vegetables on the grill and cook over medium-high heat, turning the squash, mushrooms, and asparagus over after 4 minutes, and the eggplant after 5 or 6 minutes. Cook all the vegetables 4 minutes longer. Remove the vegetables from the grill. Slice each mushroom into 8 strips.
  2. In a large pot over high heat, combine the water and salt and bring to a boil. Whisk in the polenta or cornmeal in a slow, steady stream. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring, for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the polenta reaches a thick but spreadable consistency.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. To assemble the casserole, put 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce on the bottom of a 13" x 9" baking dish. Add half of the polenta. Layer each of the grilled vegetables atop one another. Evenly spread the remaining polenta on top of the vegetables. Smother the top with the remaining marinara sauce. Sprinkle with the cheese and basil.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, or until the sauce starts to bubble. Remove the foil and bake for 10 minutes longer, or until the cheese browns. Let the casserole cool for 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition: (per serving)

254 calories, 36 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 10 g protein, 9 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 596 mg sodium

Upcoming events

Sun, Jun 8 - The Dipsea Race  - Oldest trail race in America, from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach
Sat, Jun 14 - 6th Annual Napa Valley 5K/10K Salmon Run!  - At the Picnic Grounds of the Yountville Veterans Home
Sat, Jun 28 - Zooma Half Marathon & 10K  - Save 10% on half or 10K with code NAMB4
Fri, Jul 4 - 43rd Kenwood Footrace 10K & 3K  - The oldest running 10K footrace in California
Sun, Jul 20 - Napa To Sonoma Half Marathon  - From Cuvaison Carneros winery to Sonoma Plaza
Sat, Jul 26 - Relay For Life of Napa  - Napa Valley Expo
Athletic Feat, 3377 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558,  www.athleticfeat.com,  707-258-NAPA (6272)
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