In Motion with RacePlayMichiana

Inside August-September

DIY Pull-ups

Chelssie Urankar, co-owner of CrossFit 061 and 574, gives RPM readers a plan for achieving that perfect pull-up . . . and then some. Read On...

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    Great Green Guideline for Event Planners

    This year, Running Wild has taken steps to keep the event as green as possible and save a little money along the way. Read on . . .

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    Pounding it Out

    An new Pound fitness class at the Kroc Center in downtown South Bend simulates drumming movements — and gets it all out! Read on . . .

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    A Legend Among Us

    World record marathoner, ultra runner and extreme adventure competitor Amie Dworecki continues to log the miles “at home.” Read on . . .

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    Taking Adventure Over the Edge

    There’s new gang in town—the Edgers: Those willing to rappel more than 70 feet from the 100 E. Wayne Street building in downtown South Bend. Read on . . .

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    The Honor of Finishing Last

    self-appointed last-place triathlon finsher Pete Colan wouldn’t trade the memories of the people he has met while hanging at the back of the prace pack. Read on . . .

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    Your Bike, Your Body and Three Points of Contact

    Outpost Sports contributor Gary Andert recognizes that while cycling is a non-contact sport — there are still three points of contact to keep comfy. Read on . . .

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    Overcoming Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

    Allied bone & Joint physician Dr. Randall Kline gives RPM readers a look at sports-related foot fractures and how they heal. Read on . . .

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    A Serving of Perspective on the Road to Recovery

    Peg Dalton chose to take a sunny-side-up approach to a potentially life-changing injury Read on . . .

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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.


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