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Southpoint Fitness Club
(301) 791-7934
118 E Oak Ridge Dr
Hagerstown, MD
Sports Connection Health and Fitness Center the
(301) 739-0772
901 Dual Hwy
Hagerstown, MD
Southpoint Fitness Club
(301) 791-7934
118 E Oak Ridge Dr # 1200
Hagerstown, MD
Family Recreation Park
(301) 733-2333
Hagerstown, MD
St James Village North Pool
(301) 393-8008
10006 Mildred Dr
Hagerstown, MD
Complete Physique Personal Fitness Training
(301) 797-5968
1937 Londontowne Dr
Hagerstown, MD
All Star Karate
(301) 733-1900
950 Willow Cir
Hagerstown, MD
National Little League
(301) 791-1160
Staley Park
Hagerstown, MD
Studio Body Logic 2
(301) 991-8343
1825 Howell Rd
Hagerstown, MD
Hagerstown Colts
(301) 797-8074
155 Park Ave
Hagerstown, MD

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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