INSPIRATION FOR SPORTS
& FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS

In Motion with RacePlayMichiana

Inside June-July

Train on the Hills

RPM cycling contributor Bruce Gordon offers up two “brutal” hill training workouts to improve speed and power.


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    "You Call it Jogging, I Call It Running Around"

    Great toys keep me on task on fitness and at work. Here’s some of my favorites that to keep me motivated. Page 3.

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    UAG Introduces "Peleton"

    Urban Adventure Games’ new initiative brings together high school students and corporate leadership. Page 3.

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    Race Day Regimen

    Loosen up. Get flexible. Activate muscles. Refresh blood flow. Say it together: “This is as critical to my race as crossing the finish line. Page 4-5. Pages 4-5.

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    The Trike Has its Place

    Spin Zone owner Pete Colon gives RPM readers an insight into industry favorites and up-and-comers. Page 6.

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    If the Shoe Fits -- It Shouldn't Hurt

    You don’t have to be a runner to need a proper shoe. New Balance Granger’s Jeff Ransbottom can take the pressure off a stand-up job. Page 7.

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    Fleet Feet Ambassadors Gain Momentum

    The Fleet Feet Mishawaka store Ambassador and runners of all levels are helping promote events throughout Michiana. Page 8.

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    Brush with Fame: Joan Benoit

    Michiana runner John Loyd enjoyed meeting Olympic marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson in Bermuda. Page 8.

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    Our Cleats Digging In

    Edwardsburg High School senior Clay Sidenbender tells the story of Mishawaka native Ryan Wertz’ business that shares shoes. Page 9.

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    Overcoming Plantar Faciitis Heel Pain

    Podiatrist Dr. Randall Kline offers suggestions for understanding and overcoming the frustrating pains of plantar faciitis. Page 12.

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    Breath Easy, Sleep Well, Perform at Your Best

    If you’re looking to increase your athletic performance and level of energy, proper breathing and quality of sleep may be the answer. Page 13.

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    The Dawn of Medical Fitness

    The continuum of care offered in the concept of “medical fitness” pulls us from sickness and injury back into the world of wellness and health. Page 15.

 

Race Directors

The 2017 Race & Event Calendar is filling up!

Listings for fitness events within Michiana are free.

In return, RPM asks that when possible, a listed race will include issues in their race packets or have them out at their event.

The Race & Event calendar is not only a resource to participants, but also to race directors and those planning new events, with a goal to help avoid overlapping of events that would draw a similar participant group.


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– Lonnie Ali

 

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