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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!
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to-the-point (for me, anyway…), without wanting to offend anyone with a spirit of optimism and/or a feeble attempt at outdated normalcy.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 still too closely resembles the same, as we now slog through recent announcements of virus variants, hospitalization concerns, and transmission statistics. Read More…
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.
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.
Our Founder, Mike Cosentino, shares some personal updates as well as some ongoing programs at Big Peach Running Co. Read More…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our team reviews the 2020 Brooks apparel line in this blog post, just in time for holiday shopping! Check out the latest in the Fall & Winter collection for both men & women.
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 testers.
Message from our owner regarding our stores, racial equality, & events. Read More…
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.
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.
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.
Message from our owner regarding our stores, upcoming events, and social runs as we navigate health & safety concerns around COVID-19. Read More…
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. Read More…
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.
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.
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 running apparel.
Are you looking for the best running gifts this December? We’ve got a handy 2019 holiday gift guide!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s Here!!! Peachy’s Virtual Run/Walk 15k for Lifeline Animal Project will help keep you moving all Summer long! Read More…
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.
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.
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.
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. Read More…
“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.
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19, courtesy of GuideRails, will steer you towards some great runs!
Knit your runs together with the new Mizuno WaveKnit R2!
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! Read More…
Have a closer look at the Saucony Triumph ISO 5 for spring marathon training!
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. Read More…
Bring the Saucony Guide ISO 2 into those crisp autumn runs!
The brand new Nike ZoomFly Flyknit has been released and we took it out for a short run to get our 1st impressions on this new model. Should you consider getting this shoe? Read More…
Is the Altra Escalante 1.5 the perfect running shoe?
Have you ever experienced the drawbacks of an ill-fitting and underachieving sports bra? If so, you are not alone! Read More…
The Brooks Glycerin 16 is a genetic powerhouse, thanks to the inclusion of a full-length DNA LOFT midsole.
The Brooks Ghost 11, complete with DNA LOFT, will deliver a soft, smooth ride. Mile after mile.
Use the month of June to familiarize yourself with three last-minute AJC Peachtree Road Race tips!
Maurten Sports Fuel has reinvented sports drinks using hydrogel technology and only 5 natural ingredients to get twice the amount of carbs of regular gels without any stomach issues. Interested? Then you should continue reading! Read More…
Supplement your running with cross-training exercises this May!
April is the ideal month to inventory your apparel for warmer weather as the AJC Peachtree Road Race gets a little closer!
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 case Plantar Fasciitis. Read More…
Start planning now for your best Peachtree this July 4th!
Resolve to run in 2018.
Welcome to the 2017 Big Peach Running Review!
Ready for a spring marathon in 2018?
To travel back in time and blaze across the earth at breakneck speed from freshman year to senior year is a riveting idea.
Fast or slow, just go!
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 miles of the 48th AJC Peachtree Road Race. Cardiac Hill is waiting. Read More…
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. Read More…
Tired of shoes that slide on your heel? Meet the runner’s loop!
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.
What’s your excuse? Watch Tiffany Krumins finish her journey!
What’s your excuse? Learn about John McKay’s next running goal!
What’s your excuse? John McKay can’t see, but that doesn’t hold him back from his love of running!
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. Read More…
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. Read More…
What’s your excuse? We’re checking in with Tiffany Krumins to see how she’s doing!
What’s your excuse? Don McGinty shares some of the things that helped him run for 30 years!
What’s your excuse? Don McGinty shares what got him started 30 years ago!
Don’t have time to workout? You’re not the only one! What’s your excuse?
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, try the Milestone Sports Pod for several weeks to give us his thoughts. Read More…
“Be Ready to Winter” with these helpful tips on layering essentials to get you through your Winter training. Read More…
“Be Ready to Winter” this season with this field guide to help you through your Winter training. Read More…
Why just 5-minutes of foam rolling can help you become a better runner!
Big Peach Running Co. Founder, Mike Cosentino, shares his advice for the new year and encourages you to “Embrace Your Different”. Read More…
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 round out the 2016 Gift Guide with some excellent ideas under $100. Read More…
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. Read More…
Support local, shop local with Small Business Saturday at Big Peach Running Co.
Want to know what products we have to be seen or to see with? Austin Bonds finishes our visibility series with a list of helpful products!
How long does it take for a car to see you? Learn why your visibility plan is so important!
Make sure you’re seen all around in part two of our visibility series!
Learn the importance of visibility from Big Peach Running Co. Suwanee’s Austin Bonds.
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.
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!
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!
Introducing the newest Hoka trail shoe, the Speed Instinct.
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!
What hydration products should you use for your next workout? Austin Bonds from Big Peach Running Co. Suwanee shares some products that can help!
Big Peach Running Co. Suwanee staffer Austin Bonds shares the ins and outs of hydration to help you feel Peachy while training!