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Quick & Fit
(850) 951-1112
650 US Highway 331 S
Defuniak Springs, FL
Family Fitness Center
(850) 951-0556
1756 US Highway 90 W
Defuniak Springs, FL
(866) 959-2398
756 E. Baldwin Avenue
Defuniak Springs, FL

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Planet Fitness
(407) 957-1846
4020 13th Street
St. Cloud, FL
Powerhouse Gym Daytona Beach
(386) 310-4949
1500 Beville Rd, Suite 500
Daytona Beach, FL
Fitness in Motion
(850) 951-1112
650 US Highway 331 S
Defuniak Springs, FL
Curves of Defuniak
(850) 951-2727
756 Baldwin Ave
Defuniak Springs, FL
Fitness One Inc
(386) 439-7707
250 Old Kings Rd S
Flagler Beach, FL

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10939 N. 56th St.
Temple Terrace, FL
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(727) 585-2093
556 A Clearwater Largo Rd
Largo, FL
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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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