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Jazzercise Masonic Lodge
(970) 759-3302
421 Turner Dr.
Durango, CO
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Core Value Fitness Center
(970) 382-9200
208 County Road 250
Durango, CO
 
Durango Sports Club
(970) 385-6969
1600 Florida Rd
Durango, CO

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Durango Sports Club
(970) 259-2579
1600 Florida Rd
Durango, CO
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
489 Florida Rd
Durango, CO

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Bodo Fitness
(970) 259-6092
185 Suttle St
Durango, CO
 
Anytime Fitness
(970) 259-3007
125 Mercado St
Durango, CO
 
Animas City Rock Gym
(970) 259-5700
1111 Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
 
Animas City Rock
(970) 259-5700
1111 Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
 
The Training Room
(970) 382-8776
1401 Main Ave
Durango, CO
 
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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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