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(203) 372-6567
4200 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT
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(203) 374-9231
4000 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT
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(203) 334-9882
144 Seaview Ave
Bridgeport, CT
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(203) 366-7551
226 Mill Hill Ave
Bridgeport, CT
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(203) 335-4284
2285 E Main St
Bridgeport, CT
Early Childhood Department
(203) 372-6567
4200 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT
Jewish Federation of Greater Bridgeport
(203) 372-6567
4200 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT
Park City Little League
(203) 334-0074
300 Asylum St
Bridgeport, CT
Wonderland Wizards Youth Hockey
(203) 331-0644
123 Glenwood Ave
Bridgeport, CT
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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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