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Saucony Tempus Review

The Saucony Tempus is an entirely new model with a unique design to provide stability while using the latest midsole technology for a daily trainer that just might surprise you! Our reviewer went in with some preconceived notions and after putting some miles has a complete review of the brand new Saucony Tempus.

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Hoka Bondi X Review

The Hoka Bondi X hit our shelves in late 2021 and many of our Guest Advocates had the opportunity to test out the new model.  It’s a unique shoe that combines design features of max cushion, lightness, and responsiveness in a distance shoe.  The carbon fiber plate gives life to a shoe providing the runner with great energy return and smooth transition throughout each foot strike. by Megan Gorgone

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Hoka Torrent 2 Review

The Hoka Torrent 2 review has been one trail shoe that I’ve been wanting to try for a while. It’s a model that can easily be overlooked by the very popular Hoka Speedgoat. Hoka describes the Torrent 2 as a nimble trail racer. So does it live up to that description? by Dave Martinez

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Altra PARADIGM 6 Review

We put the Altra Paradigm 6 to the test.  An experienced group of Big Peach Running Co. men and women runners took to the roads and paths in the new shoe. Some of our staff were familiar with Altra and some were new to Altra.  All gave honest feedback on the shoe to help guide our Guests best.

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Theragun Massage Review

The latest trend in home wellness and recovery is percussion therapy. Therabody, the company that produces Theragun and other products got its start in 2007 so this type of product has been around for a while. There are also a lot of other companies and knockoff products all across the internet. The big question is does percussion therapy work and should you invest in a tool like Theragun. by Dave “D2” Martinez

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Altra Shoe Review: Torin 5

Altra is one of the more unique brands on our shoe wall.  Their most famous features are its zero-drop,  wide toe box design, and overall look no matter the specific model … these and more make Altra an intriguing brand to try on and test out.  The Altra Torin 5 was recently introduced and many of our Guest Advocates had the opportunity to test out and review the new update. by Megan Gorgone

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Altra Rivera Review

We have a new Altra shoe on our Shoe Wall this summer:  The Altra Rivera!  The Rivera is made with a well-fitting tailored hold. The shoe stays true to the Altra brand with its supreme level of comfort and zero drop.  The Rivera is designed with the Altra EGO™ midsole foam giving runners and walkers a responsive feel along with an overall soft ride.  Your feet will say Thank You after runs in the Rivera!

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Mike’s Update!

Hello, Friends!  I hope this finds you well… Last year at this time, I muted the greetings at the onset of each of my messages.  My correspondence often commenced with drab introductions, as I replaced my traditional usage of exclamation points with commas and periods.  I was also incredibly to-the-point (for me, anyway…), without wanting to offend anyone with a spirit of optimism and/or a feeble attempt at outdated normalcy.  Sadly, too much around us

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Hoka Mach 4 Review

Hoka has the catchiest line:  Why Run When You Can Fly?  The Mach 4 delivers that feeling in this everyday style trainer!    The shoe is responsive and the ride is smooth step after step.  We recruited our staff to put miles into the shoe and report back on their experiences.  Here we share our Hoka Mach 4 Reviews from both a women’s and men’s perspective. by Megan Gorgone

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On Running Cloudswift Review

On Running has produced a great shoe in the newest generation of the Cloudswift.   It’s a lightweight trainer with neutral support offering a  great option for walkers and runners.    If you’ve been loyal to On, this shoe will keep you in the brand. If you are curious about wearing On, this shoe will win you over. By Megan Gorgone

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A Note From Mike

Our Founder, Mike Cosentino, shares some personal updates as well as some ongoing programs at Big Peach Running Co.

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 Review

We welcomed the new Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 last month and it has been well received over these past few weeks, The Wave Inspire has always been a terrific option for road runners and walkers that need stability and desire good durability in a shoe.   The 17 delivers on both and adds in some terrific features to make the miles very comfortable. by Megan Gorgone

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Hoka One One Carbon X2 Review

The Hoka One One Carbon X2 is the latest carbon fiber plated shoe update and we were able to get them on our reviewers’ feet. The Carbon X2 is positioned as an endurance racer, but that doesn’t mean you need to only run long in this shoe. It also means it’s going to be quite durable and go the distance. by Dave Martinez

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Garmin Fitness & Smartwatch Features

Garmin Fitness & Smartwatch features can be found in almost the entire lineup of running or activity watches providing a wealth of information. They’re designed to help you monitor and improve your performance but you have to understand what the data means so you can take advantage of all these features. By Dave Martinez

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On Running Cloudflyer Review

The On Running Cloudflyer is the latest shoe on our reviewers’ feet. This model gets some updates and is designed for those looking for comfort in a light and agile package. Unlike the Cloud X, this model is designed to go long distances. We gathered a panel of 4 different types of runners to give us feedback on the On Running Cloudflyer. By Dave Martinez

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Saucony Endorphin Shift Review

The Saucony Endorphin Shift was released in June and is the lower-priced ($140) option in the Endorphin line. It was announced in early 2020 as part of the entire Endorphin collection that included the highly anticipated carbon plated Saucony Endorphin Pro and the lower-priced Endorphin Speed. Saucony is the only brand to simultaneously release 3 models based on the same technology but targeted for different types of runs or runners. By Dave Martinez

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On Running Cloud X Review

The On Running Cloud X, just like all the other On Running shoes, have a very distinctive midsole. While you may not be familiar with this brand, it’s likely you’ve started seeing these shoes on people’s feet everywhere. Is it a lifestyle shoe or is it a performance shoe? We take a look at the On Running Cloud X with our panel of reviewers. By Dave Martinez

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Asics Gel-Nimbus 23 Review

The Asics Gel-Nimbus 23 has arrived in stores and our testers have been putting in miles over the last 4 weeks to provide you with a comprehensive review. If you typically run in a neutral shoe and prefer maximum cushioning, keep reading. By Dave Martinez

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Big Peach Running Co. – Holiday Guide 2020

Here’s the Big Peach Running Co. – Holiday Guide 2020 to help you shop for your favorite runner! Check out our collection of RUNATL/BPRC apparel and accessories. Use shop buttons to take you directly to the item to purchase online (not all items are available online).

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On Running Apparel Review

Big Peach Running Co. is excited to expand our depth of On Running Apparel. On apparel is top-quality to elevate your next run, walk or gym workout.  It’s Swiss-engineered performance clothing that feels effortless and built to work with your movement. All the pieces have earned great interest from our Big Peach Guests as well as from our staff!! By Megan Gorgone

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Asics GT-2000 9 Review

The Asics GT-2000 9 is a favorite among runners wanting more stability. This series has been around for over 30 years, although the numbering of the model changed 9 years ago when it became the GT-2000. Prior to that, it was the GT-2100 series. If you overpronate or simply need a shoe with more stability the Asics GT-2000 9 just might be what you’re looking for. We have a full review from our panel of

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New Balance 1080 v10 Fresh Foam Review

The New Balance 1080 v10 (version 10) came in under the radar at the end of 2019 but it’s become a fave among our team and our Guests. This version doesn’t look anything like the previous 9 versions and it could have easily been a completely new model. We have a full review and why you should consider trying out the New Balance 1080 v10. By Dave Martinez

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Run Hands free with the Koala Clip

Summer temperatures are here! As a result, we say good bye to the convenient pockets of running jackets and tights. Now, how do we carry our essential items (phone, ID, credit cards, cash, keys, etc)??  We found the Koala Clip, otherwise known as ‘the world’s most practical pocket’.  Our staff took that statement to the test. By Megan Gorgone

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Saucony Endorphin Pro Review

The Saucony Endorphin Pro had a limited release during the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta and Big Peach Running Co. was the exclusive retailer for this limited release. It is now available globally (as of June 1st) including our stores. The Saucony Endorphin Pro is the most anticipated running shoe for 2020 and we’ve got a complete review for those looking for a fast shoe. By Dave Martinez

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Handful Sports Bras Review & Sport Bras 101

Finding the right sports bra isn’t just for vanity (although great looking colors that go with your tank definitely is an added bonus!). Wearing the right fit and feeling supported can improve performance. Here’s why you should consider Handful sports bras.

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Fitness Insecurity

We all have insecurities but we all share the same one around fitness. It varies from individuals but we all have some degree of fitness insecurity. There are plenty of articles on how to overcome those insecurities but it’s easier said than done. So let’s take a look at what you can do on your own to build your confidence to go to the gym or group fitness workout. By Dave Martinez

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Goal Setting: How To Have Your Best Year

It’s a new year and just like everyone else, it’s time to make those resolutions to change or improve yourself. It doesn’t matter if it’s a change in fitness, health, finances, job or anything else that comes to mind, every year most people fail at those resolutions. I hate the term resolution. Instead, I prefer the term goals and the process of goal setting. By Dave Martinez

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Rabbit Running Apparel Review

Rabbit may be better known on the west coast but this year Big Peach Running Co. started carrying Rabbit in our stores. I became familiar with the brand through Instagram and was curious to try out some of their gear. The brand has a sense of humor and it can be seen in the naming of the apparel. After a couple of months with several pieces, I can now provide a full review of Rabbit

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Adventure Travel – Running in Southern Utah

What is “Adventure Travel”? A Google search will lead you to this description – “a type of tourism involving travel to remote or exotic locations in order to take part in physically challenging outdoor activities.” We discuss a little bit about Adventure Travel and my recent trip on Episode 64 of The RUNATL Podcast. If you want more details and photos from the trip, continue reading. By Dave Martinez

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Kyle Pease Foundation Push-Assist at Big Peach Sizzler

After featuring Brent & Kyle Pease on The RUNATL Podcast, our Director of Marketing, Dave “D2” Martinez signed up to push-assist a Kyle Pease Foundation athlete at this year’s Big Peach Sizzler 10K. He shares his experience and why you should consider doing the same. By Dave Martinez

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Running High In Colorado – Part 2 Breckenridge

A local trail just steps from Downtown Breckenridge revealed one of the most scenic trails on this trip. In part 2, our Director of Marketing, Dave “D2” Martinez shares his adventure and photos that may have you considering a trip of your own to the Rockies. By Dave Martinez

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Running High In Colorado – Part 1 Leadville

Sometimes when an opportunity comes up, you have to say “yes”. And when I was asked by a former co-worker, Morgan, to pace her at Leadville Trail 100, my response was an emphatic “YES!”. I also extended my trip to 6 days instead of just a long weekend. By Dave Martinez

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Sneak Peek – September 2019

Hi reader! It’s been a few months, but Sneak Peek returns with a fresh shoe roundup! For Sneak Peek – September 2019, we’ll be delving into the Mizuno Wave Rider 23, New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon 2, and the Altra Escalante 2.

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Sneak Peek – June 2019

Sneak Peek – June 2019 is here! Translation? Many running shoes are updating. Yay for summer! Yay for the Georgia heat, hills, and humidity! This month we’ll study the Saucony Ride ISO 2, Nike Zoom Pegasus 36, Altra Torin 4 Plush, and ASICS GEL Cumulus 21.

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Sneak Peek – April 2019

For Sneak Peek – April 2019, we’re delving into the New Balance Fresh Foam More, a daily road trainer, and the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5, a trail shoe ready to pounce on those switchbacks.

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Sneak Peek – March 2019

Welcome to Sneak Peek, a blog post series that periodically highlights new (and updating) running shoes available at Big Peach Running Co. For Sneak Peek – March, we’ll take a look at models from Brooks, Mizuno, New Balance, and ON.

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Introducing The Asics METARIDE™!

The Asics METARIDE™  is a brand new shoe that is very unique and unlike anything, Asics has done before. Should you consider the Asics METARIDE™ as your next shoe? Keep reading as we breakdown all the technical advancements in this shoe.

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” We can all agree that the holiday season is exciting and inviting, but shopping for others can be vexing and frustrating. Thankfully, Big Peach has numerous gift ideas for the runner in your life.

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1st Impressions – The Original Hoka Clifton

The original Hoka Clifton is back but it’s available only in limited quantities and once it’s sold out, it’s gone! Were you a fan of the original? Don’t know why so many reviews always compare every version released after 2014 to the original? Read more to find out!

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1st Impressions – Nike VaporFly 4%

The brand new Nike Vaporfly 4% has been released and we took it out for a short run to get our 1st impressions on this new model. Who is this shoe for? Read more to find out and where you can purchase.

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The Post-Partum Runner – Dealing With Plantar Fasciitis

How Physical Therapy and Proper Footwear can help correct post-partum pain and the dreaded Plantar Fasciitis. By Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC Pregnancy places high demand on the musculoskeletal system and can be very traumatic for some women leaving them with myofascial pain, internal pelvic pain, nerve pain, diastasis recti (a gapping in the abdominal muscles), weakness in the core from a C-section, neck and shoulder pain from holding baby, and in my

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The Presence of Peachtree

July 4th is a significant day for the United States of America. It’s our birthday, a moment to watch in wonder as Old Glory waves in the breeze and fireworks ignite dark skies with glorious light and thunderous sound. In the words of playwright George Bernard Shaw, “Liberty is the breath of life to nations.” Speaking of breath, runners who rise very early on July 4th will need their every breath to complete all 6.2

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Technical Running Apparel – Why It Matters

During a run, we have many thoughts that go through our mind – “How’s my pace?”, “How far have I gone?”, “How many hills are on this course?”, “How much longer until I’m done?” and similar thoughts. We don’t give much thought to our clothing, but we should consider the importance of technical running apparel and why it matters.

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Runner’s Compression Guide – What You Need To Know

You may have seen them, runners wearing tall socks and wondering if this is some sort of fashion statement. You may have even heard the term “compression” and wondered why all the buzz around this type of athletic apparel and whether it’s something you should consider wearing as well. Our Runner’s Compression Guide will help answer any questions you may have around compression gear.

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Big Peach Spring Break FAQ

Have questions or need more detail about Big Peach Spring Break, we have all your answers and even a brief background to how this idea all started.
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Hydrating for Heat, Hills, and Humidity

If you’re running in Atlanta during the summer, you understand “Heat, Hills & Humidity”. Hydration is key to surviving the big day on July 4th. Here’s what you need to know about hydrating for the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

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Milestone Sports Pod

Milestone Sports has been acquired by Zwift in June of 2018. The Milestone Pod will work with Zwift Run for a virtual running experience, training workouts, and virtual community. Stay tuned as Big Peach Running Co. looks to incorporate Zwift Run in the near future. Updated April 10, 2019 Can the $30 Milestone Sports Pod provide consistent and reliable data like a more expensive GPS watch? We had Guest Advocate and regular contributor, Austin Bonds,

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Holiday Gifts Under $100

Wow – Christmas is close! Are you excited to spend the day with your family and disregard the alarm clock? The Big Peach Running Co. team is for sure, but we are equally excited to help you locate any last-minute gifts for the runner in your life as December 25th draws nigh. The $25, $50, and Running Apparel Holiday Gift Guides are available on the Big Peach Running Co. Blog for your reference, but today we
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Holiday Gifts Under $50

We trust that you found our Holiday Gifts Under $25 guide to be helpful for stuffing those stockings that are purposefully “hung by the chimney with care.” We continue into week three with gifts that are $50 or less. And Santa – you should have a look at these too.
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Holiday Gifts Under $25

As Andy Williams famously proclaims each December, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” We can all agree that the holiday season is exciting and inviting, but shopping for others can be vexing and frustrating. Thankfully, Big Peach has numerous gift ideas for the runner in your life. Week two continues with items that are $25 or less.
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What To Look For In A GPS Running Watch

Updated September 15, 2021 Nothing can be as intimidating as buying a GPS running watch. These days there are so many options in features and brands, that researching those options and why they’re important can make your head spin.

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Training with Heart Rate Zones

There are a lot of runners that don’t understand the reasons for training using a plan that is based on heart rate zones. We’ll explain how heart rate based training can help improve your performance on race day!

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Fuel the Machine

Trying to figure out your nutrition for your next long run or race? Austin Bonds from Big Peach Running Co. Suwanee has a few tips!

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How do you foam roll?

As runners, we hear that we need to foam roll all of the time. But how do you foam roll? We’ll help take the mystery out of the how, when, and why!
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Publix Georgia Marathon: Race Recap

2016 Publix Georgia Marathon: Race Recap by Big Peach Running Co. Founder & Chief Running Officer. Ed. Note: This is part 2 of a 2 part blog post referencing the 2016 Publix Georgia Marathon.

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Publix Georgia Marathon History

A look back at the Publix Georgia Marathon History from our Chief Running Officer, Mike Cosentino. Ed. Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part blog post referencing the 2016 Publix Georgia Marathon.
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Saucony Peregrine 6

We got a chance to take the new Saucony Peregrine 6 onto some local trails to get our “1st Impressions” on this updated trail shoe.

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Welcome To Our New Website

We firmly believe in the adage, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better”, as it applies to people.  That same wise saying doesn’t work with technology, and certainly not in the case of our old website.  It served us well, but it was time to be retired.

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