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Better Life Institute
(616) 776-6490
220 Lyon St NW Ste 800
Grand Rapids, MI
Boardwalk Fitness Cen
(616) 456-6966
940 Monroe Ave Nw Apt 144
Grand Rapids, MI
Endurance Fitness Centers: Endurance Fitness of Downtown Grand Rapids
(616) 588-3207
940 Monroe Ave NW # 153
Grand Rapids, MI
Endurance Fitness Center of Downtown
(616) 913-9123
940 Monroe Ave NW #153
Grand Rapids, MI
Higher Ground Rock Climbing Centre
(616) 774-3100
851 Bond Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI
Endurance Fitness
(616) 588-3207
940 Monroe Ave NW # 153
Grand Rapids, MI
Curves Grand Rapids MI - Downtown
96 Monroe Center Street NE, Ste. 200
Grand Rapids, MI
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Fitness Together Downtown Grand Rapids
(616) 451-6740
169 Monroe Ave NW, Ste 110
Grand Rapids, MI
Programs & Services
Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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MVP Metro Club
(616) 254-8600
33 Fountain Street Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI
Cascade Hills
(616) 949-0810
3725 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI
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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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