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Baxter Fitness Solutions
(541) 776-9813
2951 Doctors Park Drive
Medford, OR
 
Medford Snap Fitness
(541) 210-5888
930 North Phoenix Road, #101
Medford, OR
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Medford American Little League
(541) 773-2380
965 E Barnett Rd
Medford, OR
 
Aaak Karate
(541) 773-2990
409 N Riverside Ave
Medford, OR
 
Iron Dragon Martial Arts
(541) 773-8564
820 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
 
Waterford At Three Fountans Rtrmnt and Assstd Lvng
(541) 773-7718
760 Spring St
Medford, OR
 
Copeland's Fitness Superstore
(541) 770-9051
1600 N Riverside Ave
Medford, OR
 
Golds Gym Medford
(541) 779-0585
3581 Lear Way
Medford, OR
 
European Touch Day Spa
(541) 772-2633
343 S Grape St
Medford, OR
 
Curves Medford OR
980 N. Pheonix Rd., #106
Medford, OR
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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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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