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Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness
(413) 525-3931
PO Box 54
East Longmeadow, MA
Curves Longmeadow MA
805 Williams St.
Longmeadow, MA
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(413) 565-2316
791 Maple Road
Longmeadow, MA
Jewish Community Center of Springfield Mass Inc
(413) 739-4715
1160 Dickinson St Ste 1
Springfield, MA
Coletta Thompson Rosemarie Msrd
(413) 525-5160
281 Maple St
East Longmeadow, MA
Central City Gym
(413) 732-8212
530 Sumner Ave
Springfield, MA
Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness
(413) 525-3931
45 Crane Avenue
East Longmeadow, MA
Blandford Golf Club
(413) 848-0970
56 Glenwood Cir
Longmeadow, MA
Century Fitness
(413) 525-8800
491 N Main St
East Longmeadow, MA
Twin Hills Country Club
(413) 567-0321
700 Wolf Swamp Rd
Longmeadow, MA
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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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