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Lees Karate
(870) 761-0861
1007 Blankenship Rd
Jonesboro, AR
 
Trim Gym
(870) 932-0140
1916 Race St
Jonesboro, AR
 
Hi Energy Weight Control Center
(870) 972-5673
1505 Marketplace Dr
Jonesboro, AR
 
Jonesboro Recreation Center
(870) 972-5270
3102 Sneioy Dr
Jonesboro, AR
 
Curves Jonesboro
2207 E. Highland Dr.
Jonesboro, AR
 
Body Slim Fitns & Tanning Center
(870) 935-0076
2101 Fowler Ave
Jonesboro, AR
 
Richards This and That
(870) 933-7290
4938 E Nettleton Ave
Jonesboro, AR
 
Personal Training Plus
(870) 931-1544
2204 Fowler Ave
Jonesboro, AR
 
Weight Watchers
(870) 972-1346
2704 Alexander Dr
Jonesboro, AR
 
Sage Meadows
(870) 932-4420
4406 Clubhouse Dr
Jonesboro, AR
 

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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