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Dana Baptiste Studios
(801) 492-3689
81 S 100 E
American Fork, UT
 
Curves American Fork UT
181 East 30 North
American Fork, UT
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Lake Side Chiropractic Clinic
(801) 492-9300
1276 S 820 E
American Fork, UT
 
Newport Sports Club
(801) 772-0777
11117 North Alpine Highway
Highland, UT
 
Gold's Gym
(801) 492-4652
648 E State Rd
American Fork, UT
 
Golds Gym American Fork
(801) 492-4652
648 E. State Road
American Fork, UT
 
Rocky Mountain Spa and Fitness
(801) 763-7979
350 E State Rd
American Fork, UT
 
Gold's Gym
(801) 492-4652
634 E State Rd
American Fork, UT
 
Rocky Mountain Spa & Fitness
(801) 763-7979
350 E State Rd
American Fork, UT
 
Anytime Fitness Highland, UT
(801) 763-1998
11055 N Alpine Hwy
Highland, UT
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24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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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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