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Kfit Training Studio & Gym
(985) 875-7448
317 N Columbia St
Covington, LA
Coquille Sports
(985) 892-9829
13505 Highway 1085
Covington, LA
Anytime Fitness Covington, LA
(985) 809-0099
1205 Village Walk
Covington, LA
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24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Jazzercise Covington Downtown Bogue Falaya Hall
(985) 796-3735
317 N. Jefferson Ave.
Covington, LA
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Cross Fit No Surrender
(985) 893-2220
424 North Columbia Street
Covington, LA
Covington Snap Fitness
(985) 809-7800
70360 HWY 21
Covington, LA
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Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Curves Covington
1133 N. Lee Road
Covington, LA
Holiday Fitness
(985) 893-4777
300 North Highway 190
Covington, LA
Our Place Too
(985) 875-1182
338 N Vermont St
Covington, LA
Stone Creek Health Club and Spa
(985) 801-7100
1201 Ochsner Boulevard
Covington, LA
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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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