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Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness Membership
(860) 251-9283
622 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT
Mulligan Marketing Concepts
(860) 633-9088
49 Welles St
Glastonbury, CT
Cardio Express
(860) 430-5800
703 Hebron Ave # 2
Glastonbury, CT
Glastonbury Tennis Club
(860) 659-3731
228 Oak St
Glastonbury, CT
Body Firm the
(860) 529-9867
969 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT
Bikram Yoga Glastonbury
(860) 633-3740
31 Concord St
Glastonbury, CT
Healthtrax Inc
(860) 633-5572
2345 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT
CrossFit 033
(860) 430-1088
107 Oakwood Drive
Glastonbury, CT
YMCA Glastonbury Family Branch
(860) 633-6548
9 Welles St
Glastonbury, CT
Bio Med Scientific Inc
(860) 657-2258
124 Hebron Ave
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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