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Sports Courts of Lincoln Inc
(402) 475-5686
222 N 44th St
Lincoln, NE
 
New Image Fitness Club
(402) 261-3994
222 North 44th Street
Lincoln, NE
 
Prairie Life Center
(402) 483-2322
1305 S 70th St
Lincoln, NE
 
Lincoln Gym
(402) 435-1111
2545 Randolph St
Lincoln, NE
 
Golds Gym Lincoln
(402) 467-GOLD
1241 N. 48th St
Lincoln, NE
 
Spikes Volleyball Beach
(402) 477-1175
PO Box 30349
Lincoln, NE
 
Face Off Sports
(402) 434-2464
1800 State Fair Park Dr
Lincoln, NE
 
YWCA of Lincoln
(402) 434-3494
1432 N St
Lincoln, NE
 
Midwest Sign Crafters and Electric Co
(402) 475-2121
2017 O St
Lincoln, NE
 
YMCA Lincoln Main Directory
(402) 434-9200
1039 P Street
Lincoln, NE
 

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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