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Cherry's 24/7 Gym
(770) 969-9797
212 Spring Creek Way
Douglasville, GA

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Douglasville Health and Athc Clb
(770) 949-7507
8741 Hospital Dr
Douglasville, GA
Golds Gym Douglasville Hospital Drive
(770) 949-7507
8741 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA
Jazzercise Douglasville Woodie Fite Senior Center
(770) 815-9661
8750 Dorris Rd.
Douglasville, GA
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Total Package Boxing Gym
(770) 489-9100
5848 Bankhead Hwy # 5848
Douglasville, GA
Georgia Fitness Factory
(678) 838-1268
44 Paradise Dr
Douglasville, GA
Sculptures 24 Hour Fitns
(770) 947-5833
6525 Hiram Douglasville Hwy A
Douglasville, GA
American Body Works
(678) 838-8499
4336 Ridge Road # 109
Douglasville, GA
Sculpture 24 Hour Fitness
(770) 947-5833
6525 Hiram Douglasville H
Douglasville, GA
Douglasvle Gynmastics and Cheer
(770) 489-2582
8877 Bright Star Rd
Douglasville, GA
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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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