UP YOUR GEAR GAME FOR ROAD RACE SUCCESS!
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:
“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.”
3400 Around Lenox Road
“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
“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.
“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.
705 Town Boulevard
INSIDER INFO FROM A PEACHTREE VET
This 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