The Ronald McDonald House of Providence Running Club

We welcome runners and walkers of all abilities! Become a member to receive top-notch coaching, a great social atmosphere, and a gang to cheer you on—all while supporting the Ronald McDonald House, which provides care for families when their child has a medical crisis.

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Due to the coronavirus, we cannot physically train together as a club. We are encouraging everyone to maintain a level of fitness and here are some workouts to help you do that.

Start all workouts with a ½ mile to mile warmup and finish them with a ½ mile to mile cool down.

In addition to your normal mileage runs during the week, the following workouts are substitutes for the speed workouts we would normally do on the track Monday and Wednesday.  The coaches assume that most of you will be running on the roads.

If you have any questions concerning the workouts, feel free to email one of the coaches:

April 6 – Pickups

30 second pickups x 8-15
During a 3-5 mile run at a comfortable pace, alternate 30 seconds of fast running (pickups) with 2 minutes at the comfortable pace, nonstop.

April 8 – ½ miles (800 meters)

Repeat ½ mile runs (800 meters) with a ½ - 2 minute jog recovery x 5-8
Either measure the distance beforehand, or run the ½ miles at the pace times you’ve been doing indoors.

April 13 – Out and back

During an out and back run of 2.5 – 5 miles, run out 1.25 – 2.5 miles at your normal road training pace, then turn around.  On the way back, use the telephone poles to measure your fast running as follows –

Run faster for 2 consecutive poles, then jog slowly to the next pole, and repeat that pattern all the way back to your starting point.

April 15 – Ladder

At your present 5k pace, run 6 minutes, 5 minutes, 4 minutes, 3 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute with a 90 second easy jog recovery between each run.

 Stay healthy!

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Running Schedule

We offer early morning track workouts, a weekly tempo run, a Saturday group run, and an evening run/walk. Find a time and workout that meet your needs.

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