Winter Apparel Overview

Well, fall is well underway; pumpkin spiced latte season has passed and soon it will be December. Not only is Fall a time of marathons and turkey runs but also a time for temperatures to drop, snow to fall, and Fort Wayne to attempt its best impersonation of the Windy...

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Tailwind Nutrition Review by Brad Altevogt

Hydration, replacing electrolytes, and refueling can be all present a challenge during long runs and races.  While there are lots of good products available, everyone is different in terms of what is most effective for them and what they can tolerate.  The nutritional...

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Girls on the Run of Northeast Indiana

While I’m normally constrained to an office, this fall, I’ve coached a team of eleven third through fifth grade girls participating in Girls on the Run of Northeast Indiana’s ten-week program.  Girls on the Run of Northeast Indiana (“GOTR”) is a nonprofit council of...

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Running and Rat Racing in the River City

It’s been over a decade since I started my love affair with the River City Rat Race. This race was one of “THE” races to run because it seemed like everyone came out for this event, and this still holds true today.With David Letterman retiring this year it’s only...

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Sports Bra Basics

How many runners would say, ‘As long as I have my running shoes on race day, all will be fine’? I would agree, that is, until the day I forgot my sports bra to an out-of-town cross country meet…MANY long years ago.  Panic set in.  No one had an extra one.  And, all...

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Run for Riley

The ninth annual Run for Riley is scheduled for October 11th at 2:00 PM. The 5-mile race and 5K walk serve as a fundraising event for Riley Hospital for Children. Riley is Indiana’s only comprehensive children’s hospital. Each year, over 7,000 children from our area...

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Ice vs Heat

So often I am asked is ice or heat better. There are various factors that go into determining which is better.  One of the easiest guides to follow: if it a new injury or if there is pain – ICE. If it is an old injury and there is stiffness – HEAT. After an injury...

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Compression for Runners

I have to admit, when compression socks for runners first came out, I was skeptical. The first couple of compression sock products I tried out didn’t seem to provide much benefit. I didn’t feel that there was a degree of compression that was very beneficial, or at...

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A Review of the Brooks Launch 2 by Brad Altevogt

The Brooks Launch 2 is a neutral cushioned shoe that represents the update of a model that hasn’t changed in over five years. It’s a pretty simple shoe in many ways – not a lot of bells and whistles, but it does what it’s supposed to do. That is, it provides a smooth...

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The DO’s and DON’Ts of Racing

For many of you reading this blog, it will be your first time running a race of any distance. You may be nervous, confused, and even a little lost. Never fear, here at 3RRC, we are here to help! I’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts for race day, to make things...

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Stay Hydrated, My Friends

Everyone talks about staying hydrated when you’re training, but what does that mean in practical terms? Hydration is very important when it comes to running, but it is more than just drinking water. About 50% of our water intake is actually water; the rest is from...

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Appropriate Attire and Apparel

Hello runners, walkers, and fitness enthusiasts! As race day approaches, some of you are planning for the big day. The biggest part of planning is what you wear. Today we’ll discuss your race gear. Some of you may already be experimenting with your apparel and gear...

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Sharon Christian


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