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Curves Kalispell
200 E. Idaho
Kalispell, MT
 
Kalispell Athletic Club
(406) 752-2880
770 W Reserve Dr
Kalispell, MT
 
Mountain Physical Therapy and Fitness
(406) 257-0933
2593 Highway 2 east
Kalispell, MT
 
The Kung Fu Studio
(406) 755-8177
1097 US Highway 2 W
Kalispell, MT
 
Big Sky Martial Arts
(406) 755-8555
301 Main St
Kalispell, MT
 
Greater Kalispell Youth Soccer Association
(406) 257-6631
50 2nd St E
Kalispell, MT
 
Valley Fitness For Women
(406) 752-2639
2165 US Highway 2 E
Kalispell, MT
 
Home Options Homehealth
(406) 752-5111
175 Commons Loop Ste 100
Kalispell, MT
 
Flathead Health & Fitness
(406) 752-2438
300 1st Avenue West
Kalispell, MT
 
Flathead Gymnastics Academy
(406) 752-4000
153 7th Avenue West N
Kalispell, MT
 

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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