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Memorial Hospital
(423) 495-4700
2525 Desales Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Core Body Training
(423) 265-2673
525 W Main St Ste C
Chattanooga, TN
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
(423) 892-5861
5766 Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Sheila M Jennings Health
(423) 634-9950
1201 Poplar St
Chattanooga, TN
James Boyds One On One Personal Fitness Training
(423) 698-0673
30 Oriole Dr
Chattanooga, TN
Manker Patten Tennis Club
(423) 756-9111
100 Douglas St
Chattanooga, TN
Working Off Weight
(423) 266-1133
1 Union Sq
Chattanooga, TN
J A Henry Family YMCA
(423) 266-4844
Eastgate Town Ctr
Chattanooga, TN
Galaxy Health Alliance
(423) 267-2535
1 Union Sq Ste 501
Chattanooga, TN
YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
(423) 266-3766
301 W 6th St
Chattanooga, TN

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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