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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.

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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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2020 Brooks Apparel Review: Fall & Winter

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.

By Megan Gorgone

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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 testers.

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August Update

Message from our owner regarding our stores, racial equality, & events. Read More…


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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Stores & Events Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Message from our owner regarding our stores, upcoming events, and social runs as we navigate health & safety concerns around COVID-19. Read More…


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. Read More…


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 running apparel.

By Dave Martinez

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Are you looking for the best running gifts this December? We’ve got a handy 2019 holiday gift guide!

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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.

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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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Peachy’s 15K Virtual Run/Walk

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

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. Read More…


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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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe Review

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19, courtesy of GuideRails, will steer you towards some great runs!

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Mizuno WaveKnit R2 Running Shoe Review

Knit your runs together with the new Mizuno WaveKnit R2!

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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! Read More…


Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Running Shoe Review

Have a closer look at the Saucony Triumph ISO 5 for spring marathon training!

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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. Read More…


Saucony Guide ISO 2 Running Shoe Review

Bring the Saucony Guide ISO 2 into those crisp autumn runs!

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1st Impressions – Nike ZoomFly Flyknit

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…


Altra Escalante 1.5 Running Shoe Review

Is the Altra Escalante 1.5 the perfect running shoe?

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Are you in the Right Sports Bra? A guide to finding your perfect fit.

Have you ever experienced the drawbacks of an ill-fitting and underachieving sports bra? If so, you are not alone! Read More…


Brooks Glycerin 16 Running Shoe Review

The Brooks Glycerin 16 is a genetic powerhouse, thanks to the inclusion of a full-length DNA LOFT midsole.

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Brooks Ghost 11 Running Shoe Review

The Brooks Ghost 11, complete with DNA LOFT, will deliver a soft, smooth ride. Mile after mile.

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AJC Peachtree Road Race Prep: June

Use the month of June to familiarize yourself with three last-minute AJC Peachtree Road Race tips!

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GI Distress? Introducing Maurten – Sports Fuel Reinvented

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…


AJC Peachtree Road Race Prep: May

Supplement your running with cross-training exercises this May!

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AJC Peachtree Road Race Prep: April

April is the ideal month to inventory your apparel for warmer weather as the AJC Peachtree Road Race gets a little closer!

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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 case Plantar Fasciitis. Read More…


AJC Peachtree Road Race Prep: March

Start planning now for your best Peachtree this July 4th!

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Resolve to Run in 2018

Resolve to run in 2018.

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2017 Big Peach Running Review

Welcome to the 2017 Big Peach Running Review!

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Preparing for a Spring Marathon

Ready for a spring marathon in 2018?

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A Field Guide for Cross Country

To travel back in time and blaze across the earth at breakneck speed from freshman year to senior year is a riveting idea.
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The Tortoise and the Hare

Fast or slow, just go!
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Brooks Ghost 10

Enjoy a scary smooth ride courtesy of the Brooks Ghost 10! Read More…

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 miles of the 48th AJC Peachtree Road Race. Cardiac Hill is waiting. Read More…


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. Read More…


Runner’s Loop

Tired of shoes that slide on your heel? Meet the runner’s loop!

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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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Welcome to the Big Peach Running Co. MilestonePod Family!

If you’re a new MilestonePod user and want to get a better understanding of all the data you can use to keep you healthy and even improve your run performance, you need to read this. Read More…

What’s Your Excuse – The Journey Concludes

What’s your excuse? Watch Tiffany Krumins finish her journey!

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What’s Your Excuse – John McKay Continued

What’s your excuse? Learn about John McKay’s next running goal!

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What’s Your Excuse – John McKay

What’s your excuse? John McKay can’t see, but that doesn’t hold him back from his love of running!

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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. Read More…


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. Read More…


What’s Your Excuse – The Journey, part 2

What’s your excuse? We’re checking in with Tiffany Krumins to see how she’s doing!

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What’s Your Excuse – Don McGinty Continued

What’s your excuse? Don McGinty shares some of the things that helped him run for 30 years!

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What’s Your Excuse – Don McGinty

What’s your excuse? Don McGinty shares what got him started 30 years ago!

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What’s Your Excuse – The Journey

Don’t have time to workout? You’re not the only one! What’s your excuse?

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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, try the Milestone Sports Pod for several weeks to give us his thoughts. Read More…


Be Ready to Winter – Part 2

“Be Ready to Winter” with these helpful tips on layering essentials to get you through your Winter training. Read More…


Be Ready to Winter – Part 1

“Be Ready to Winter” this season with this field guide to help you through your Winter training. Read More…


Roll Your Way To Better Form

Why just 5-minutes of foam rolling can help you become a better runner!

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New Year’s Advice: For The Sake Of Others, Embrace Your Different!

Big Peach Running Co. Founder, Mike Cosentino, shares his advice for the new year and encourages you to “Embrace Your Different”. Read More…


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 round out the 2016 Gift Guide with some excellent ideas under $100. Read More…


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. Read More…


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. Read More…

Running Apparel Holiday Gift Guide

Get some great gift ideas with our Running Apparel Holiday Gift Guide featuring several of the latest arrivals at Big Peach Running Co. Read More…

Small is Big at the Peach

Support local, shop local with Small Business Saturday at Big Peach Running Co.

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Fire Up Your Run – Product Selection

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!

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Fire Up Your Run – Car Safety

How long does it take for a car to see you? Learn why your visibility plan is so important!

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Fire Up Your Run – 360 Visibility

Make sure you’re seen all around in part two of our visibility series!

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Fire Up Your Run – A Primer

Learn the importance of visibility from Big Peach Running Co. Suwanee’s Austin Bonds.

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What To Look For In A GPS Running Watch

Updated October 23, 2020

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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Hoka One One Speed Instinct

Introducing the newest Hoka trail shoe, the Speed Instinct.

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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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Summer Training For Fall Racing

Summer Training For Fall Racing, 22 August 2016

UCAN Avoid Skratching with a Good Tailwind

What hydration products should you use for your next workout? Austin Bonds from Big Peach Running Co. Suwanee shares some products that can help!

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What Color Is Your Pee?

Big Peach Running Co. Suwanee staffer Austin Bonds shares the ins and outs of hydration to help you feel Peachy while training!

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Asics Dynaflyte

Introducing the new Asics DynaFlyte

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Brooks Ghost 9

The Brooks Ghost 9 is here and better than ever! Read More…

Saucony Ride 9

With an 83%, better energy return the Saucony Ride 9 is a smooth new ride! Read More…

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. Read More…

2016 Publix Georgia Marathon

Sights & sounds from the 2016 Georgia Publix Marathon & Half Marathon.

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New Balance Vongo

Introducing the new New Balance Vongo!

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Mizuno Wave Catalyst

Fall in love with an old friend! The Wave Elixir reborn as the Wave Catalyst.

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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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