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Ep. 4 – The RUNATL Podcast with Guests Dr. Julien & Dr. Peebles

The RUNATL Podcast is hosted by Big Peach Running Co. Founder, Mike Cosentino, and Director of Marketing, Dave “D2” Martinez. This week our Guests are Dr. Julien & Dr. Pebbles from the Atlanta Foot and Ankle Center.

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Episode 4 – The RUNATL Podcast with Guests Dr. Julien & Dr. Peebles

Greetings, Friends!

Man.  What a treasure chest of important information our special guests, Dr. Perry Julian and Dr. Charlie Peebles of Atlanta Foot & Ankle Center, gave us in this episode!  From awesome analogies, inclusive of the “check engine light” and the use of an epoxy in the “age of immediacy,” these guys give us awesome insight into common foot maladies AND terrific advice to avoid lower body discomfort.  This is a conversation to which you’ll want to listen and share more than once!  We also share some encouraging news about fitness in the workplace and look back the highlights for this year’s Hotlanta Half Marathon.

And, of course, please don’t forget that you can always connect with us AND enter your question for the “Podcast Payout” at!  In the next podcast, we’ll be giving away brand new RUNATL tees…  Seriously!

SHOW NOTES for Episode #4

For those who are not overly familiar with the work being done by Corporate Sports Unlimited referenced by Mike and D2, check this link out. Also, as the official description of the “FitTrip” program Mike and D2 had occasion to recently celebrate, please know the following:

Created and produced exclusively by CSU, FitTrip is a unique, 12-week transformation program. The focus is on positive lifestyle changes that yield results. FitTrip changes attitudes, habits, and lives by empowering participants to create and sustain healthy lifestyles. The far-reaching benefits extend not only to each person but others in their lives, their work and ultimately their career.

As if more evidence is needed that a workplace that encourages its workforce to maintain an active lifestyle, here is an article recently read and quoted by Mike.

Founded by Dr. Perry Julien in 1990, learn more about the Atlanta Foot & Ankle Center here.

Here are some impressive biographies about those in our featured interview in this episode.

From the advertisement before the featured interview, here is a link for the Limited-Edition Peachtree Wave Rider 20.

To learn more about or purchase Dr. Perry Julien’s book, Sure Footing, visit this page.

As the most common ailment treated at Atlanta Foot & Ankle Center, learn more about how to say, spell and diagnose the clinical condition often times referred to as “PF” here.

With all of the rightful discussion about the role shoes play – – for every aspect of our lives – – it’s always good to revisit the award-winning Fit Process at Big Peach Running Co.

Repeated emphasis was placed on keeping our calf muscles flexible and pliable as a way to help us avoid unwanted diagnoses and most committed to our pedestrian-active lifestyle.  Here is an overview of various stretches endorsed by Big Peach Running Co.

With various terms referenced discussing foot anatomy, including while addressing questions from listeners, this image provides a graphic for specifying where various bones are located in the foot:

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As it is a continuous reference during this episode and others on the RUNATL Podcast, here’s a great place to find the most comprehensive information about the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

To see the AJC Peachtree Road Race edition RUNATL tee and all the new Summer colors for this collection, check this page out.

To learn more about the recently completed Hotlanta Half Marathon and make plans to join us next year, visit this page.

Here is a picture from the Pacing Program offered by Big Peach Running Co. for the Hotlanta Half Marathon.  This is our 1:45 Pace Group, featuring Jamee Confer, Brent Blackwell, Meredith Bowen and Daniel Seo (featured left-to-right)

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Per the guidance given by D2 for our “Podcast Payout” question, check out this site for coaching tips and equivalency calculator.

And here is the website Mike cited for added detail as to why specific workouts should be done at different paces.

Thank you for listening!  We will connect with you soon and be back the week of July 10th.  Until then, may your best miles be those covered on foot!

– Mike

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