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Woolen Mill Health Club
(802) 655-2399
20 W Canal St # 2
Winooski, VT
 
Marschkes Circle of Courage Martial Arts
(802) 863-8441
401 Patchen Rd
South Burlington, VT
 
Blue Wave Taekwondo School
(802) 658-3359
182 Main St
Burlington, VT
 
Petra Cliffs Climbing Center
(802) 657-3872
105 Briggs St
Burlington, VT
 
Olympiad Health and Racquet Club the
(802) 863-4299
70 Farrell St
South Burlington, VT
 
Woolen Mill Health Club the
(802) 655-2399
20 W Canal St Ste 2
Winooski, VT
 
On Track
(802) 865-2226
1 Main St
Burlington, VT
 
the Edge Sports & Fitness
(802) 658-0001
142 Twin Oaks Terrace
South Burlington, VT
 
YMCA
(802) 862-9622
266 College St
Burlington, VT
 
Burlington Country Club
(802) 863-1912
Pool
Burlington, VT
 

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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