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Balance In Motion Pilates
(720) 652-0706
202 Main St
Longmont, CO
 
Curves Longmont
1106 Frances St.
Longmont, CO
 
Jazzercise Longmont Athletic Club
(720) 494-0312
10 Mountain View Ave.
Longmont, CO
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Kolesar Body Knowledge Studio
(720) 494-9226
600 S Airport Rd Unit C
Longmont, CO
 
Pilates Bodies
(303) 485-9778
1515 Main St
Longmont, CO
 
World Gym Fitness Center
(303) 774-0443
1700 Kylie Dr
Longmont, CO
 
Shape Up To Ship Out
(303) 682-9797
1631 Pace St Ste B11
Longmont, CO
 
Foothills Fish and Game Club
(303) 776-3999
1513 Lefthand Dr
Longmont, CO
 
Trans Martial Arts and Fitness Center Inc
(303) 776-1887
600 S Airport Rd
Longmont, CO
 
Cashman Inc
(303) 530-3601
6374 Niwot Rd
Longmont, CO
 
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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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