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Anytime Fitness Lakemoor, IL
(815) 385-9535
28972 W IL Route 120
Lakemoor, IL
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24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Charter Fitness of McHenry
(815) 578-1400
2192 W. Route 120
McHenry, IL
Jazzercise McHenry Fitness Center
(630) 334-8005
1203 Adams Dr.
McHenry, IL
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McHenry Body Shop and Fitness Center
(815) 344-2151
908 Front St
McHenry, IL
Mc Henry Fitness Center
(815) 344-2151
908 Front Street
McHenry, IL
Anytime Fitness
(815) 385-9535
28972 Illinois 120
McHenry, IL
Jazzercise Johnsburg Fitness Center
(815) 608-5828
1455 Karlens Way
Johnsburg, IL
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Porters Hunter Club
(847) 639-8590
703 Porten Rd
McHenry, IL
The Underground Fitness Club
(847) 875-9734
3649 Municipal Drive
McHenry, IL
Shamrock Health & Fitness Center
(815) 363-0084
4300 W Shamrock Ln
Mchenry, IL
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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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