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Wayside Racquet and Swim Club
(508) 481-1797
80 Broadmeadow St
Marlborough, MA
Villaris Self Defense Center of Marlboro
(508) 481-4909
194 Main St
Marlborough, MA
Wayside Racquet & Swim Club
(508) 481-1797
80 Broadmeadow Street
Marlborough, MA
Radisson Inn Marlboro
(508) 480-0015
75 Felton St
Marlborough, MA
Metrowest Cheerleading
(508) 485-2255
53 Brigham St Unit 1
Marlborough, MA
Masters Self Defense Centers
(508) 229-2545
449 Boston Post Rd E
Marlborough, MA
Marlboro Youth Soccer Assoc
(508) 460-6800
239 Concord Rd
Marlborough, MA
Muscular Therapy Ltd
(508) 303-8700
277 W Main St
Marlborough, MA
New Life Health & Wellness
(508) 460-8348
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, MA
Planet Fitness
(508) 786-3000
225 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA

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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