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Glastonbury Tennis Club
(860) 659-3731
228 Oak St
Glastonbury, CT
Body Firm the
(860) 529-9867
969 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT
YMCA Glastonbury Family Branch
(860) 633-6548
9 Welles St
Glastonbury, CT
Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness Membership
(860) 251-9283
622 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT
Solo Fitness Personal Training Center
(860) 657-2426
10 Commerce St # D
Glastonbury, CT
Oakwood Sports Center of Glastonbury
(860) 633-3689
40 Oakwood Dr
Glastonbury, CT
Healthtrax Inc
(860) 633-5572
2345 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT
Mulligan Marketing Concepts
(860) 633-9088
49 Welles St
Glastonbury, CT
Hansoo Tae Kwon DO
(860) 659-4556
128 Addison Rd
Glastonbury, CT
Glastonbury Little League
(860) 645-9326
1579 Manchester Rd
Glastonbury, CT

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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