UP YOUR GEAR GAME FOR ROAD RACE SUCCESS!

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Whether it’s your go-to running shoes or a sports bra that fits like a glove, sometimes the right gear can give you the edge needed to make it through the miles of that 5K or marathon. With the Peachtree Road Race coming up next month, it’s the perfect time to grab a few new pieces to add to your race-day getup. Here are a few we love:

Lululemon_Energy BraEnergy Bra, Lululemon $48

“If you’re looking for a strong sports bra for the Peachtree, the Energy Bra is a great choice,” says Corrie Vencl, assistant store manager. “You’ll love the sweat-wicking, four-way stretch Luxtreme fabric, which is intended to provide medium support for B or C cups.”

Lululemon
3400 Around Lenox Road
Suite 102A
Atlanta 30326
404.816.7678
lululemon.com


Mountain High_VaporCloud_ElectricBlue-SafetyYellow_BackNathan VaporCloud 2 Liter Hydration Pack, Mountain High Outfitters $189.99

“This pack features a spacious 11-liter total storage capacity, including a two-liter bladder,” says Ben Heine, head of marketing and e-commerce. “And the hidden internal back pocket meant for an optional ice pack is great on those blistering July days.”

Mountain High Outfitters
1248 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta 30327
404.343.1764
mountainhighoutfitters.com


High Country_Patagonia ShortsPatagonia W’s Strider Shorts, High Country Outfitters $45

“Let’s be honest: You’ve got to look cute for the Peachtree, and these shorts are just as attractive as they are comfy!” says Caroline Peters, buyer and fitness expert. “Super light and comfortable, the Strider Shorts are versatile, quick drying and have a drop-in pocket for a key, ID or cash.”

High Country Outfitters
3906 B Roswell Road N.E.
Atlanta 30342
404.814.0999
highcountryoutfitters.com


Big Peach_RUNATL ShirtsRUNATL Shirts Big Peach Running Co. $24.99 – 29.99

“These tanks will look good and keep you cool and dry,” says Kate Brun, general manager. “They’re available for men and women and are soft to the touch like cotton, but made of highly moisture-wicking spun polyester.”

Big Peach Running Co.
Town Brookhaven
705 Town Boulevard
Suite 340
Atlanta 30319
404.816.8488
bigpeachrunningco.com


INSIDER INFO FROM A PEACHTREE VET

Hannah Grady_no image creditThis July, Hannah Grady, who grew up in Buckhead and is a campaign manager for fundraising consulting firm Coxe Curry & Associates by day and a teacher at Thunderbolt Power Yoga in Buckhead by night, will run her sixth Peachtree. Here are her tips for making the most of the race experience:

~“Run up ‘cardiac hill’ once before race day, so you realize it’s not that bad. Then, use the Shepherd Center spinal patients who line the street on July 4 as your motivation to keep going. Be grateful for two strong legs that can get you up a long, steady hill!”

~“Make sure to get sprinkled with holy water at ‘Amen Corner’—it’s good insurance early in the race.”

~“Wave at everyone you know (and maybe those you don’t)! At this race, everyone is just out to have a good time.”

~“Even if you have to walk part of the way, show up to participate. You won’t regret it!”

STORY: Amelia Pavlik