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Inglewood Country Club
(425) 827-0522
Kirkland, WA
(425) 827-6730
8914 122nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA
Golds Gym and Sports Conditioning Center
(425) 827-0777
11133 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA
Bothell Tmd
(425) 803-6800
8510 122nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA

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Curves For Women
(425) 739-0303
10633 NE 68th St
Kirkland, WA
24 Hour Fitness Kirkland Parkplace Gym
529 Parkplace Center
Kirkland, WA
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24-hr Operations, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Personal Training, Special Services, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Radiance Studio
(425) 893-8516
401 Parkplace Ctr Ste 103
Kirkland, WA
Jenesis Fitness
(206) 510-8600
300 10th Ave
Kirkland, WA
Fly Fitness
(425) 522-4408
2225 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA
Pacific West Sport and Racquet Club
(425) 885-2600
6601 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA
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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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