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Curves
(870) 862-8183
305 E Main St
El Dorado, AR
 
Golf N Games
(870) 864-8885
201 E Main St
El Dorado, AR
 
Terry's Fitness Center
(870) 862-6440
420 S Washington Ave
El Dorado, AR
 
Parkview Baptist Church
(870) 863-3336
608 W 8th St
El Dorado, AR
 
Power Zone
(870) 862-4496
3717 N West Ave
El Dorado, AR
 
Xtreme Fitness Center
(870) 875-2923
1708 Junction City Rd
El Dorado, AR
 
Mojoes Fitness Plus
(870) 862-9444
522 W 19th St
El Dorado, AR
 
Get Results
(870) 863-6334
1617 E Main St
El Dorado, AR
 
Healthworks Fitness Center
(870) 862-5442
304 North Madison Avenue
El Dorado, AR
 
Salvation Army Gymnasium
(870) 863-9931
1901 Detroit St
El Dorado, AR
 

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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