Weekly Workout Overview
Club members can participate in a variety of workouts, from structured track workouts to distance runs to group runs. See below for more information on our Monday & Wednesday track workouts, Tuesday tempo runs, and more.
Monday & Wednesday Track Workouts
Led by our coaches, track workouts are held two days per week: Mondays and Wednesdays.
Monday track intervals are shorter (totaling 3600 meters) and are designed to increase speed; Wednesday track intervals are longer (totaling 4800–5200 meters) and are designed to improve endurance. Many of our members participate both days; some do one or the other. It’s up to you.
Location: In the warmer months, we meet at the Brown Stadium Track – use the Sessions Street entrance. In the cooler months, we meet at at Brown’s Olney-Margolis Athletic Center (OMAC), located at 235 Hope St., Providence. Members receive regular emails, plus get numerous announcements at track practice in advance of the transition from outdoors to indoors and vice-versa.
Time: Monday and Wednesday mornings at 5:45 am. When we are outdoors, track practice is also held Wednesday evenings at 5:45 pm. Please note that Wednesday morning and evening workouts are identical, so plan to do one or the other, not both.
Notes on indoor practices: Because we run on a smaller track than when we run outdoors, proper warmup and stretching are essential to staying injury free. Plan to arrive by 5:45 am to allow time for stretching. The track opens at 5:30 am.
There is no fee for attending indoor workouts; just let the attendant know you are with the RMHP running club. Showers are available but don’t leave anything valuable in the locker room during your workout. All parking is on street—do NOT park in the Brown lots. The 24-hour hotline for Brown closings in case of inclement weather is 863-3111.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The last day of indoor track practice is Wednesday, March 21. There will be no track practice the week of March 26. We will resume track workouts outside at the Brown Stadium on Monday, April 2. Wednesday evening track practices will also resume the week of April 2.
This week's track workout
Outdoor Workouts Have Started!
We meet at the Brown Stadium Track – use the Sessions Street gate entrance.
Monday May 28, 2018
400-400-200 x 3-4 sets
Wednesday May 30, 2018
optional - free 5k fun run on the Blvd at 6:30
Monday June 4, 2018
Wednesday June 6, 2018
mile-800-mile-800 optional mile
Want to read some great tips on training, as well as injury prevention and recovery?
If you’re ever wondering whether outdoor practice is on given the weather, here’s our policy: If it rains, we all get wet. Only lightning will halt outdoor practice.Rick Ripley
Tuesday Tempo Sessions
The second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the club offers a tempo run starting at 6:00 am from the front of the JCC on Elmgrove Avenue. The goal is to run an even pace for 4 to 12 miles in preparation for a 5K through a marathon. The RMHP coaches will time a 6-minute, 7-minute, 8-minute, and 9-minute paced group. Please let Bob Rothenberg know if you plan to attend and which pace works best for you. Be warmed up and ready to go at 6:00 am.
Alternative Wednesday Evening Workout
Instead of the track workout, you can join other club members at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays for a tempo run, a hill run, or a comfortable distance run. Meet at the same location as our Saturday runs—Blackstone Blvd. near Three Sisters Restaurant (the Pawtucket end of the Blvd.). If interested, you must contact Peter Sedgwick at 508-942-6474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Group Runs
June through August: 7:30 am; September through May: 8:00 am
Every Saturday we gather at the end of Blackstone Blvd. (near Hope St).
To view a listing of all the Saturday morning group running routes as well as alternate routes for those that would like to go longer/shorter/varied, click here.
In case of bad weather, our cancellation policy for the Saturday runs is to go by the Providence Parking Ban. If there is a parking ban in effect, the run is cancelled. In any event, club members should always use their own best judgment with regard to both driving and running conditions in inclement weather.