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Fieldhouse - Merrillville
(219) 488-9631
899 E 99th Ct
Merrillville, IN
Gold's Gym
(219) 947-7867
3240 E 84th Pl
Merrillville, IN
Charter Fitness of Hobart
(219) 947-9600
4831 E. 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN
Curves For Women
(219) 756-2878
80 W 79th Ave
Merrillville, IN
Soccerville USA
(219) 947-5360
8328 Colorado St
Merrillville, IN
Curves Merrillville
7602 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
Flex Gym
(219) 756-7078
8300 Polo Club Dr
Merrillville, IN
Cardinal Fitness Of Hobart
(219) 947-9600
4831 E 81st Ave
Merrillville, IN
Heart Pace 2000
(219) 769-3569
9001 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
La Boxing
(219) 947-2269
5206 East Lincoln Highway
Merrillville, IN

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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