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3 Rivers Athletic Club
(360) 425-5386
1946 8th Ave
Longview, WA
Three Rivers Athletic Club
(360) 636-5589
1946 8th Ave
Longview, WA
Body Balance Pilates Studio
(360) 423-4950
1329 Broadway St Ste 209
Longview, WA
U S T F Taekwon DO
(360) 423-3780
1445 Commerce Ave
Longview, WA
Curves For Women
(360) 577-8746
1015 Vandercook Way # A
Longview, WA
Snap Fitness
(360) 636-4321
Cascade Way
Longview, WA
(360) 423-4770
766 15th Ave
Longview, WA
Tumbleweeds Preschool
(360) 423-4770
766 15th Ave
Longview, WA
Curves Longview
760-E Ocean Beach Hwy.
Longview, WA
Mint Valley Racquet & Fitness
(360) 636-4770
4004 Pennsylvania Street
Longview, WA

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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