Holiday Gift Guide for “That Person” in Your Life

For all "those people" in your life- that crazy relative who runs 10 miles before presents on Christmas day, the friend that spends 30 hours a week swimming, biking, running, or the co-worker who blazes trails during lunch breaks- those people who you never know what gift to give them at Christmas, we have a made you a guide! Here are our suggestions for "that guy" or "that girl" in your life. 

Your Over Prepared Triathlete Friend:

Your absolutely crazy friend that signed up for the Chattanooga Ironman or half Ironman without ever running a mile in her life! (I thought she said she hated running!?) Along with some mental help, here is what to get them this Christmas to encourage them across that finish line! 

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  • TYR tri top: $65, $26 (60% off!)
  • TYR tri shirts: $72, 28.80 (60% off!)
  • Trigger Point STK: $35
  • Nathan Mirage Pak: $20
  • Swim Cap: $8-$14
  • Goggles: $15-$30
  • Nathan Quick Laces: $8-$10
  • Fast Break Boco Gear Visor: $25
  • Goodr glasses: $25
  • SunBum sunscreen lip balm: $4
  • Nutrition
  • Properly fitted shoes, bring them in to get fitted!

Your Super Into Fitness Girlfriend:

Your girlfriend crossfits in the morning, yogas in the evening, commutes 15 miles by bike to work, and runs a 5k race every weekend, and wins. Oh, and she teaches 2 spin classes in her spare time. But don't let her biceps intimidate you from getting her the perfect gift! A girl can never have too many athletic tights.

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  • Fast Break workout tank: $20, or 2 for $30
  • North Face Sports bra: $45, $36 (20% off!)
  • Nike Leggings: $75, $60 (20% off!)
  • Nathan handheld water bottle: $35
  • 13.1 Swiftwick Socks: $14, Buy 3 pairs, get 1 free!
  • Asics headbands: $20 $12 (40% 0ff!)
  • Goodr Sunglasses: $25
  • The North Face packable gym bag: $55, $44 (20% off!)
  • Properly fitted shoes, bring her in to get fitted! It'll be like a fun date! Or just give her a gift card, shoes range from $100-$160

Your Instagram Famous Trail Blazing Brother: 

You text your brother at 8am on a Saturday and he finally responds 6 hours later when he's done with his trail run. Chattanooga is full of endless trails to explore and waterfalls to find whether running, hiking, or biking. Give him the gift of a hydration pack with an iPhone holder to continue getting those epic pics!  

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  • The North Face Rain Jackets: $180-$250, $144-$200 (20% off!)
  • Fast Break tee: $20, or 2 for $30
  • Nathan or Camelback Hydration Packs: $90-$150
  • Wool-Based Swiftwick socks: $14-$22, buy 3 pairs, get one free!
  • Fast Break Trucker Hat: $25
  • Goodr Glasses: $25
  • Garmin Fenix5s: $600
  • Picky Bars: $2.75each, buy 3 get 1 free!
  • Properly fitted trail shoes! Make sure they get the right fit and trail shoe for their needs by bringing them in to get fitted, or giving them a gift card, trail shoes range from $100-$140.

Your Sweet Grandma Who is "Over Materialism" and Just "Wants Love" for Christmas:

OK Grandma.... quality time it is! Make it a special, pain free time, with a pair of specially fitted walking shoes (and Powersteps, if needed). Her feet, legs, and hips will be comfortable and well supported. She'll be ready to spend all day with you! 

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  • Properly fitted shoes, bring her in to get fitted, or give her a gift card $100-$160
  • PowerStep Orthotics: $40
  • Sockwell Compression Socks: $25, Buy 2 pairs get 1 free!
  • Nike 3/4 zip Pullover: $65-$85, $52-$68 (20% off!)
  • Saucony Boston Pant: $65, $52 (20% off!)
  • Trigger Point Nano Foot Roller: $25

Your Little Niece or Nephew Who Never. Stops. Moving:

While sweet, charming, and perfect in all those photos your sister posts on social media, your nieces and nephews only know how to run in circles screaming Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer while at your house. Give those kids an outlet through a new sport! (Or send them home with Energy Beans for your lovely sister.)

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  • Fast Break kids t-shirt: $20, or 2 for $30
  • Goodr sunglasses: $25
  • Timex watch: $55-$80
  • Asics kids socks 3 pack: $12
  • Goggles: $15-$30
  • Nike backpack: $16-$18
  • Emoji Sneaker Balls: $5-$10
  • Blinky lights: $10
  • Properly fitted shoes. Bring them in to get fitted, or get them a gift card! Kids shoes range from $65-$100
  • Jelly Bean Sport Beans: $1.29

 

Good luck with all your Christmas shopping! We are always available to help (or vent to)! 

 

Your Running Gift Guide

You are Invited... 

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are enjoying friends, family, a few days off, and lots of delicious food! 

This year we have been continually blown away by how amazing the Chattanooga running community is. From races to Monday track workouts, we love working and running with all of our Fast Break friends. It makes our day when a familiar face pops into the store to give us a race report, or a long time customer picks up a new version of shoe, or a new runners presents us with a foot issue to solve. If it weren't for the local, familiar faces, our job would be boring. 

So this Saturday, we are throwing a little party at the store to say thank you. We're calling it the CUSTOMER APPRECIATION CELEBRATION! We will be opening at 10 am with FREE pancakes, waffles, and Milk & Honey coffee!!! So bring the kiddos, your running buddy, and even your dog, and come hang out with us on Saturday morning. There will be special sales throughout the store, on both apparel and shoes, to kick-start your Christmas shopping!

Speaking of Christmas, we put together a little gift guide to help outfit your favorite runners with gear they will love (and won't break the bank). 

 

$10 And Under

Every runner could use fuel for their long runs (or deodorizers for their clothes and shoes afterwards!). Or warm their cold toes with Injinji toe socks (they work great with sandals). These gifts make great stocking stuffers or a perfect inexpensive token of appreciation to a friend. 

(From Left to right) Clif Bar Sierra Trail Mix $1.69; GU Big Apple Energy Gel $1.45; Sports Wash Blox $10; Nathan Clip-On Lights $10; Fast Break Bumper Sticker (free if you ask nicely); Sneaker Balls $10; GU Lemon Sublime Energy Gel $1.45; Honey Stingers Organic Energy chews $2.19; Injinji Performance Toe Socks $10; Sports Beans Green Apple $1.29; Nuun Energy $7; Picky Bars Moroccan Your World $2.75; Tailwind Green Tea Buzz (Caffeinated) $2.50; Honey Stingers Organic Gluten Free Cinnamon Waffle $1.59; Nathan Lock Laces $8; Picky Bars Smooth Caffeinated $2.75; Silicone Swim Cap $8; Cliff Bloks Strawberry $2.50; Tailwind Tropical Buzz (Caffeinated) $2.50

 

$20 And Under

Socks, the classic grandma Christmas gift, unless they're sweat-wicking, no-slip performance socks! Or give the gift of a massage, but cheaper and this kinds keeps on giving. [Warning: Body Glide best given to someone you know REALLY well. Trust us.]

(From left to right) Swiftwick Aspire 4" Crew  $17; The North Face Impulse Headband $15; Stance Women's Crew  $18; Trigger Point Massage Ball $15; Balega Hidden Comfort Sock $12; Nathan Mag Strobe $15; Body Glide $15; ProTec Travel Foam Roller $13; TYR Next Pro Goggles $20; Swiftwick Aspire Zero $13

 

$30 And Under

Keep your runner safe with a headlamp for the trails or a flashing light for the streets. Provide some warmth with a hat or gloves. Of course, you could rep your local running store with our new Fast Break trucker hat. 

(From left to right) Sockwell Therapeutic Moderate Compression Socks $25; The North Face Dipsea Cover It $22; Fast Break Trucker Hat $25; Nathan $30; Saxx Underwear Co. Ultra Everyday $30; Trigger Point Nano Foot Roller $25; Black Diamond Cosmo 160 Lumens Headlamp $30; Camelback Arc Quick Grip $24; Saucony Brisk Skull Cap $28; Nathan LightSpur Rx $30; The North Face Runners 2 ETip Gloves $30; Nathan LightBender Rx $30

 

New Look For Her

For that special woman who deserves a little more, stock her closet with a stylish, comfortable new outfit for running this winter. 

The North Face Stow-N-Go IV Bra $45; TNF Pseudio Vest $99; TNF Women's Motivation Long Sleeve $55; TNF Motivation Crop Leggings $65; TNF Ascent EarBand $22 

 

Functionality For Him

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Functional, durable, and good looking. What else could he ask for? Light weight and perfect for a fall weather, that special guy will love this gear combo for his next run. 

The North Face Better Than Naked Short $55; TNF Ampere Wind Trainer $85; TNF Ambition Long Sleeve $50; TNF Salty Dog Beanie $25

 

 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and we will see your for pancakes, waffles, and coffee on Saturday at the store!