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Olbh Fitness Center-Bellefonte
(606) 324-0339
2000 Ashland Dr
Ashland, KY
 
Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
(606) 833-3515
Saint Christopher Dr
Ashland, KY
 
Fitness World
(606) 324-2077
1850 Dalton Ave
Ashland, KY
 
Breezeland Swim and Tennis Club
(606) 325-4421
3500 Roberts Dr
Ashland, KY
 
Contours Express
(606) 326-9836
2400 13th St
Ashland, KY
 
Vitality Center At Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
(606) 833-3515
Saint Christopher Dr
Ashland, KY
 
Ashland American Little League
(606) 324-9774
4040 Winchester Ave
Ashland, KY
 
The Zone
(606) 585-0101
5405 Roberts Dr
Ashland, KY
 
Home Helpers
(606) 326-9824
915 Edgewood Ave
Ashland, KY
 
Summit Fitness Center
(606) 928-4728
5913 Pinetree Ct
Ashland, KY
 

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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