I know it’s been rainy but nice weather will be here before you know it! It’s definitely time to take the bike off the indoor trainer and get outside! Has your bike been tuned up this year? If not, you may want to schedule one now. The longer you wait the longer...read more
Below is my race report for the Duxbury Beach sprint triathlon that occurred this past Saturday. This is such a well-run race on a beautiful course and I recommend it for anyone looking to do a September sprint in the future. Let me know if you have any questions....read more
From Ron Patrissi: Sunday [June 18] was the Oh My Goddard triathlon at Goddard Park in Warwick, RI. This event has both a Sprint and an Olympic on the same day, at the same time and share parts of the same course. I was participating in the Olympic. This would be...read more
I’m participating in my first tri this Sunday in Warwick. So, like years past, I’m dusting off the old gear checklist. The day before the race I will lay everything out and pack it and check it to make sure I’m not the person running around the transition area asking...read more
Below is this week’s bike trainer track workout for this Wednesday. Anyone with a bike and an indoor trainer is welcome to join us. We will set up our bikes near the normal start area, but out of the way from the runners. We also plan to bring helmets and our racing...read more
Has your bike been tuned up in 2017? If not, you may want to schedule one now. The longer you wait the longer the wait time will be to get your bike in the shop. A tune up in April will ensure your bike is running smoothly when race season starts. Have your parts...read more
Just a quick note today. I was on Amazon this morning for the purpose of buying new cleats for my cycling shoes and some Trislide. Trislide is a spray on lubricant which is excellent for putting on your legs, arms and shoulders to help getting both in and out of...read more
I hope everyone is having a great winter season. Winter is a great time to get into the gym and work on your strength training as well as hitting the pool and working on your swim stroke. For me, swimming is the area where I could use the most improvement and for...read more
Happy New Year Team! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. If you haven’t already, you make want to start thinking about your upcoming race season. We are gaining a bit of sunlight every day and it won’t be long before Spring has sprung. Hopefully you all received...read more
Team, The time has come for me to buy a new bike. I originally bought my current bike back in 2009. I had no idea what I was doing. I did not know the people I know now nor did I have the experience to ask the right questions. However, the guys at Providence...read more
The RMHP Triathlon distribution group is an email list where the focus is on resources and tips to help the runners of the Ronald MacDonald House Running Club pursue cross training opportunities. Information includes bicycle tips, group riding resources and organizations, indoor swimming groups and lessons, open water swim events, open water swim training groups, and specialized coaching and training. There are no current group activities scheduled but occasionally brick track workouts (for those with and indoor bike trainer) have been offered.
To be included in the RMHP Triathlon distribution list, contact Ron Patrissi.
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