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August/September 2016 Issue

Wheels are still turning:
True, the smorgasbord of events has lightened a bit from our June-July-August run, but there are still plenty of upcoming 2016 run, cycle, adventure events to keep us all full of activity. Keep an eye on the calendar, new events are added weekly!

I do want to hear from you — let me know what works and what else you would like to see from RacePlayMichiana.

Play On! Jan Spalding, publisher

Inside August-September

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    Fashion Hits the Road

    Shebeest brand women’s cycling kits and accessories have been a popular buy at SpinZone in Granger, along with custom women’s cut jerseys. Page 4

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    True Brand Sports Coming on Strong

    Lynn Kachmarik has been taking her new business worldwide, hoping to impact the sports experience for parents, coaches and student-athletes alike. Page 5

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    YMCA of Michiana Expands to Mishawaka

    The Edison Lakes Family YMCA on Edison Road, Mishawaka, is now open for activity, offering the Y’s variety of specialty fitness and youth programs along with a renovated facility. Page 6

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    Sweetly Versatile Mango Coconut Coleslaw

    There are plenty of ways to serve this unexpected twist on a classic that comes with the health benefits of nutrient-rich fresh mango. Try it on fish tacos, pulled pork sandwich or simply as a tasty side. Page 6

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    Overcoming Hallux Limitus

    In this issue, Dr. Randall Kline describes the progression of hallux limitus — arthritis of the great toe — how to recognize it and why you should act sooner than later. Page 7

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    Beacon Health & Fitness Making its Move

    The new Beacon Health & Fitness in Mishawaka will introduce a forward-thinking concept of medically integrated fitness when it opens its new facility this fall. Page 11

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    Train Your Body, Use Your Brain

    RPM contributor and avid cyclist Bruce Gordon pushes your limits again with a challenge to improve performance by watching your heart rate and adding interval training to your rides. Page 12

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    Bikes and Food Rule

    SAG — Savory And Gluttonous: The calendar is filled with upcoming organized, non-competitive rides that offer an array of delectable treats for hard-working cyclists. Throughout the paper!

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    Race & Event Previews Galore!

    The race is on and we have a good three months to go with a packed calendar. Peruse the Race & Event pages of the August-September issue and keep your activity on high. Throughout the paper!

Race Directors

The 2016 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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