Support from our friends at Performance Physical Therapy

Performance Physical Therapy has provided our club with 200 cards with a QR code to distribute to our members. Performance PT currently has 20 physical therapy clinics in the RI area, 10 of which have certified running specialists on staff. Using the card will allow you to identify the clinic closest to your home or work location. The cards are available at club practices from Bob Rothenberg or Rick Ripley.

  • Simply scan the QR code on the card
  • Select Running Specialist and/or a location
  • This will match you with a Performance Certified Running Specialist near you
  • Click “request an appointment or call.”

Performance PT offers club members a free 15-minute phone, in clinic or telehealth consultation with a therapist to help determine if physical therapy is needed.

Want a formal training program for your full and half marathon this fall?

Anyone who wants an individual training program should reach out to Coach Bob Rothenberg who will create a custom program befitting your goals.

Looking for a marathon to run? Here are some top regional marathons:

Clarence DeMar: 25-Sep

Cape Cod: 2-Oct

Maine Marathon: 2-Oct

Wineglass Marathon: 2-Oct

Hartford: 8-Oct

Newport: 9-Oct

Steamtown: 9-Oct

Baystate: 16-Oct

Green Mountain Marathon: 16-Oct

Mount Desert Island: 16-Oct

Ocean State (Narragansett): 23-Oct

Loco: 23-Oct

NYC Marathon: 6-Nov

Manchester City: 13-Nov

Philadelphia Marathon: 20-Nov

Share your story

We’d like to routinely highlight our fabulous club members on our website to help us get to know each other a bit better, share inspiring stories on why we run and what gets us up each day, and show the wonderfully diverse group we are who share a same passion—to lace up our sneaks, show up, and do the best we can do for that given day. 

Consider sharing your story. We’ve developed a Google Form with some questions to guide you that you can use as a starting point. You don’t have to answer all of the questions, but you can if you’d like. We hope that these will inspire you to write a little bit about yourself that we can post on our website. Feel free to accompany your story with a photo that we can include.

2021 Year in Review

A hearty thank you to all who contributed to the 2021 Year in Review and much appreciation to Ned Craun for putting this all together. 2021 was a tough year considering the pandemic, but also an inspiring year. We demonstrated our grit, perseverance, and triumphs. We are sure you will enjoy reading this.

Group Runs While Training for a Half or Full Marathon

Recently a number of club members have mentioned how much they enjoy running the local roads with others, the majority of whom they have gotten to know at RMHP-RC training sessions on the track, at Tempo Tuesdays, or on weekend long runs on trails or roads.

For some of you, it provides motivation to lace up your running shoes at 5:00 AM; for others it helps develop the skills to maneuver comfortably in a tight group situation when racing. For all, the group support helps develop the confidence to challenge yourself to run farther and/or faster.

However, if you are using a training plan with specific distances and paces for various types of workouts, it can be a challenge to reconcile the group’s goals with your individual ones. Here are two suggestions:

  1. Agree within the group to stay together for a number of miles at a pace that all can handle, but also agree on a point in the run where each runner is encouraged to break from the group to meet his/her training needs. For example, run together the first 7-8 miles, then each can continue for whatever number of miles at whatever pace he/she requires.
  2. Contact other club members whose target race pace is close to yours, regardless of whether their goal is a half or a full marathon. Then plan to run together once or twice a week. Feel

And of course, feel free to be somewhat flexible in your specific distance or pace to take advantage of the benefits derived from running with a group.

Running Club members get a 10% discount at Rhode Runner

Just a reminder that all Club members receive a 10% discount at Rhode Runner on North Main Street. Just be sure to tell the friendly staff that you’re a member. They’ll confirm it in the database. This is a fabulous opportunity and the folks there are great at finding that perfect sneaker.