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Club Fit
(256) 894-7600
7020 Us Highway 431
Albertville, AL
Powerhouse Gym and Family Fitness Center
(256) 878-5426
52 Business Park Dr
Albertville, AL
Club Fit For Women
(256) 894-7600
7020 US Highway 431
Albertville, AL
(256) 593-2772
12780 US Highway 431
Boaz, AL
Trends Salon
(256) 582-4913
515 Gunter Ave
Guntersville, AL
Powerhouse Gym & Family Ftnss
(256) 878-5426
52 Business Park Dr
Albertville, AL
Powerhouse Gym
(256) 878-5426
52 Business Park Dr
Albertville, AL
Marshall Medical Center South
(256) 593-8310
2505 Highway 431
Albertville, AL
Therapy Plus Fitness
(256) 571-8857
40 Medical Park Dr
Guntersville, AL
Lake View Tan and Ladies Fitness
(256) 582-0405
3760 Al Highway 69
Guntersville, AL

Interval Training for Inline Skaters

By Barry Publow

A practice session of the Toronto Inline Skating Club

Jade Pauley leads the way at a Toronto Inline Skating Club practice, followed by Scott Pauley, Jesse Pauley, Morgan Williams and Herb Gayle.

Photo: Peter Doucet, Speed Skate World

Competing in a marathon is a lot like competing in a 10K. The pace changes often with periods of relaxed skating punctuated by hard surges as skaters chase breakaways or go on fliers of their own.

To be successful under these conditions, you need three things: endurance, acceleration, and the ability to recover.

Endurance will get you to the finish line; acceleration will allow you to keep up with surges in the pack; and the ability to recover will allow you to get the rest you need between surges.

One of the best tools for developing these skills is interval training.

Here are two interval workouts especially designed to prepare skaters for marathons:

Workout No. 1

  • warm up: 5 minutes at a constant pace, then 5 minutes progressing to race pace in the final minute.
  • 4 reps of 5 minutes at 80-85 percent effort with 3 minutes active recovery (very slow skating) between each.
  • rest - 8 minutes
  • 2 fartleks (variable speed interval) of 10 minutes each with 2-3 minutes rest.
  • rest - 3 minutes
  • 5 100m sprints with 90 seconds rest between them
  • cooldown: 10 minutes

Workout No. 2

  • warm up: 5 minutes at a constant pace, then 5 minutes progressing to race pace in the final minute.
  • 2 minutes on at 90 perent effort, followed immediately by 1 minut...

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