Triathlon News

Virtual Racing

Being stuck in my house has made me start to play around with some things outside my normal comfort zone.  One of those things is movie making.  I made a short YouTube video of the DBR Sprinthooligan Cup race I did on Zwift yesterday.  Let me know what you think and...

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The Triathlete in Winter

The weather is getting colder and it's excellent time build strength, get in the pool and let some of those nagging, annoying pains heal. If you're looking to improve your swimming, the Triton swim team run practices at the Boys and Girls Club in East Providence. ...

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Triathlon & Gear Shopping

I hope everyone had a great triathlon season!  Although October is here and the races behind us, Fall and Winter will be an excellent time to shop for new gear.  Just like everything else, you can always get a better deal in the offseason.  Everyone will soon want to...

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Watts/Shaved Legs/Clipless Pedals/Tire Pressure

Even before I had a power meter I was obsessed with watts.  Everyone wants to produce more watts.  However, to be a good cyclist, it’s smart to ask, how can I save watts? Now, if you don’t know, a watt is unit of energy.  It’s the measureable energy you produce when...

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RMHP on Zwift Group Rides

I’m playing around with the idea of organizing some group rides in the virtual world of Zwift.  If anyone has any interest, please let me know.  I figure no one can really get lost or dropped riding in the comfort of their own home. Also, if you already have a Zwift...

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Zwifting

For those of you, like me, biking indoors, I want to let you know about Zwift.  I’ve been Zwifting for just over a year now and I think’s great! Zwift is a virtual community where people can bike and run with others all over the world.  The software is free, but there...

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Bikeworks Thursday Night Time Trials

Tonight begins the Bikeworks Thursday Night Time Trials!  This is an 8 mile course and a great way to improve your cycling skills. It starts at 6pm (show up early) between the 500-600 block on Finnegans Way in Rehoboth, MA. Details can be found here: ...

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Hyannis Triathlon 2019 – Race Report

Below is my race report for the Hyannis Olympic triathlon that occurred on June 15, 2019. Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy! Ron P. Hyannis – 2019 Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second - Bobby Unser Saturday was the...

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Gear Checklist 2019

I’m participating in my first tri of the season tomorrow (Saturday) in Hyannis. Hopefully, I won’t get eaten by a shark!!! As I begin packing my bags and cleaning my bike and making sure I enough gas in the car I realize I did not send out my annual Gear Checklist....

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Open Water Swimming – Where to go?

The weather is getting warmer and people have already begun swimming outside.  Here’s a couple of spots where you can meet up with swimmers to train in the open water. If you are new to open water swimming and want to join a group swimming in an environment that is...

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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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Coaches Corner

The Effects of Iron Deficiency on Running Performance

If you’re iron deficient, your running could suffer, according to Dr. Dheeraj Khiatani (Medical Director) & Tim Cushway (Founder & Director) from The Iron Suites Medical Centre. (This article was posted originally on the Global Run Club website.) ------ Iron...

One Minute Exercises to Help Keep your Hip, Knee and Spine Healthy

Stay Healthy, Stay ConsistentRunning is a mostly a linear activity, which results in imbalances in our hip muscles.  The muscles that rotate our hip help to control our spine and knee position and are often ignored in strengthening programs.  Here are 2 exercise to do...

Running Injury and Prevention Presentation

Here's a Fit to Run Presentation by Alexis William PTA and Brian Hay DPT, OCS Topics covered: Is there anything holding you back from your best running? How to perform a dynamic warm up Understanding the role of running mechanics How to assess your own mobility and...

Goal Setting for Training Motivation

During these times where we cannot meet at the track for a formal workout, motivation to push yourself harder may wane. Indeed, for many club members, motivation to lace up their shoes and hit the pavement comes from preparing for a race and/or running with friends....

Selecting Running Shoes

Running shoes should be selected after careful consideration. With so many brands and styles of shoes on the market today,it is important to find the best fit for your feet and your needs. There is no “right shoe” that fits all runners. However, research and injury...

Safely returning to running after having a baby

As one of the most popular activities in the United States, over 60 million people exercise by running each year, and over 60% of those runners are women. Running is a crucial part of many lives, but many changes can occur for women’s workouts after giving birth....

Maintaining upper body strength

Maintaining upper body strength is essential for runners in order to keep their running posture in the ideal position, maximizing efficiency. Here are three simple upper body exercises from physical therapist Bryan Hay, that will help ward off late run fatigue:  ...

15 Ways to Avoid Overtraining

By Amanda Moran, ATC, LMT and Jared Ferreira, ATC from Performance Physical Therapy Athletes – from students to pros – often believe that the more they train in their respective sports, the more they will excel over their peers athletically. But this isn’t always the...

Self Screening Mobility and Stability

A quick “do it yourself” movement screen to see if you have the mobility and stability to get the most out of your running CAN BE FOUND HERE...

Exercise When Sitting 8 Hours a Day

The average American is sitting for more than 8 hours a day. This results in muscles adapting to a sitting posture and creating an uphill battle for runners to maintain the mobility they need. If you sit for long periods during the day (commuting, desk work, etc.),...

Runners Need Foam Rollers!

Foam rolling is a great way to provide ‘self massage’ for any runner. Foam rolling can be done before running as a way to warm up and prepare muscles and soft tissues, giving a similar effect to dynamic stretching.  Foam rolling can also be done after a run to...

PETER K. KRIZ, MD March 2018 Presentation

Here is the link to Dr. Peter Kriz's presentation at the March 2018 annual RMHP Running Club meeting. Common Running Injuries PETER K. KRIZ, MD ASSISTANT TEAM PHYSICIAN, BROWN UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS MARCH 19, 2018    

Peter Sedgwick talks about the 2018 Boston Marathon

April 17, 2018 Yesterday as many of you are aware I ran the 122nd Running of the Boston Marathon, it was my first Boston and my last marathon. What a humbling experience to run in the footsteps of all the great runners of the past, Billy Rodgers, Meb and our own Jon...

Running Myths and Facts

Debunking the common 'running myths' by Dr. Brian Hay MS, DPT, OCS: Running Myths & Facts

Running Tip – Hamstring Power & Mobility Video

Power = Speed When running the more power we can generate from our muscles the more forward movement we generate with each stride.  The more forward movement we generate with each stride the more distance we cover and that equals SPEED.  Stronger glutes and hamstrings...

What is Core?

What is Core?  Just take a deep breath and read on "Core" is one of the most overused and misunderstood terms in health and fitness today.  The term is so overused it has almost lost its legitimacy, so when my patients say, “I am doing core exercises” I tend to be a...

Running Injury Prevention

Download this paper from by Dr. Brian Hay MS, DPT, OCS and Performance Physical Therapy about Running Injury Prevention: RMHRC Running Injury Prevention

How to Recognize a Running Injury

by Brian Hay MS, DPT, OCS Runners are constantly battling aches and pains.  How do we know what pain is ok to push though and what pain is not.   As a physical therapist I always educate patients that symptom recognition is the most important part of training.  It is...

Injury Check

No pain, no gain? Not always true—while any vigorous exercise may lead to some muscle soreness, pain is often a symptom of injury. Check out this article for more information about the types of pain that you should NOT ignore:...

Racing in Hot Weather

Water, water and more water: start drinking lots of water NOW. If you fill a one or two liter bottle of water in the morning and keep drinking small amounts from it, then you’ll know how much you drank over the course of the day. Don’t go to the beach, do lawn work,...

Hot Weather Training Tips

Rule #1 is to remember that “discretion is the better part of valor.” Common sense—NOT your training schedule, weekly mileage goal, 3,282-day running streak, weight-loss campaign, etc—needs to be your guide. Be alert to THI (temperature-humidity index or “feels like”...