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Bergamo's Cheshire Martial Art
(203) 272-3113
460 West Main Street
Cheshire, CT
Cheshire Karate Studio
(203) 272-1702
1393 S Main St
Cheshire, CT
Southington Community YMCA Gymnastics Center
(203) 272-7688
26 Putnam Pl
Cheshire, CT
Physique Plus Fitness Center
(203) 272-0014
1303 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT
Bergamo's Martial Arts
(203) 272-3113
460 West Main Street
Cheshire, CT
Copper Valley Club Pavilion and Snack Bar
(203) 272-8333
1235 Wolf Hill Rd
Cheshire, CT
Curves For Women
(203) 272-4113
1097 S Main St
Cheshire, CT
Fitness Xpress
(203) 271-0400
1020 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
Highland Bowl Llc
(203) 272-6500
1211 Highland Ave
Cheshire, CT
Bergamo's Personal Training
(203) 272-3113
460 West Main Street
Cheshire, CT

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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