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Maximum Performance
(785) 776-0670
426 McCall Rd # A
Manhattan, KS
 
Colonial Gardens
(785) 539-9013
3000 Tuttle Creek Blvd
Manhattan, KS
 
Mercy Regional Health & Ftns
(785) 565-4722
451 E Poyntz Ave
Manhattan, KS
 
Special Olympics
(785) 587-2757
1101 Fremont St
Manhattan, KS
 
Cross Fit 785
(785) 317-3000
116 S 4th St # 785
Manhattan, KS
 
Douglass Community Center
(785) 587-2774
901 Yuma St
Manhattan, KS
 
Green Valley Community Center
(785) 539-9017
3770 Green Valley Rd
Manhattan, KS
 
Westloop
(785) 537-8191
1127 Westloop Pl
Manhattan, KS
 
Mercy Regional Health & Ftns
(785) 587-5485
315 Seth Child Rd
Manhattan, KS
 
Ashland Community Center
(785) 776-7004
2901 W 32nd Ave
Manhattan, KS
 

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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