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Cedar Falls Recreation Center
(319) 273-8636
110 E 13th St
Cedar Falls, IA
Cedar Falls Snap Fitness
(319) 277-5000
1820 Main St.
Cedar Falls, IA
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Anytime Fitness
(319) 268-2348
2512 White Tail Dr
Cedar Falls, IA
Sartori Wellness Center
(319) 268-3151
515 College St
Cedar Falls, IA
Kinetic Energy School of Movement
(319) 290-6683
217 Main St
Cedar Falls, IA
Snap Fitness
(319) 277-5000
1820 Main St.
Cedar Falls, IA
Curves For Women
(319) 277-4959
1812 Waterloo Rd
Cedar Falls, IA
Jazzercise Cedar Falls Fitness Center
(319) 984-5115
4807 University Ave.
Cedar Falls, IA
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Curves Cedar Falls
2520 Melrose Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA
Schofield Chiropractic
(319) 277-5616
1004 Main St
Cedar Falls, IA
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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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