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Athletic Club and Tanning
(802) 288-9612
62 Main St
Essex Junction, VT
 
Performance Chiropractic
(802) 878-4946
4 Carmichael St Unit 108
Essex Junction, VT
 
Nordic Spirit Indoor Soccer Center
(802) 288-9577
Fairgrounds
Essex Junction, VT
 
Wiebe Kerry and Lee Chirprcphs
(802) 878-4946
4 Carmichael St
Essex Junction, VT
 
Planet Fitness
(802) 879-5100
57 River Rd # 1027
Essex Junction, VT
 
Racquets Edge Health and Community Fitness Centers
(802) 879-7734
4 Gauthier Dr
Essex Junction, VT
 
Essex Teen Center
(802) 878-6981
2 Lincoln St
Essex Junction, VT
 
Curves For Women
(802) 872-8080
159 Pearl St
Essex Junction, VT
 
Vermont Kung Fu Academy
(802) 878-7888
167 Pearl St
Essex Junction, VT
 
Junction Fitness
(802) 878-5200
57 River Rd # 1027
Essex Junction, VT
 

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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