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Fitness Unlimited
(617) 698-0260
364 Granite Ave
Milton, MA
 
Body Logic
(617) 698-8200
60 Adams St
Milton, MA
 
Bay State Health and Fitness
(617) 298-0600
229 Edge Hill Rd
Milton, MA
 
Wollaston Golf Club
(617) 698-0800
999 Randolph Ave
Milton, MA
 
Planet Fitness - Mattapan (Lower Mills)
(617) 298-0055
90 River Street
Massachusetts, MA
 
Milton Yacht Club
(617) 698-9538
35 Wharf St
Milton, MA
 
Graf Heidi Personal Training
(617) 698-9000
8 Morton Ter
Milton, MA
 
Granite Links Golf Club
(617) 296-7600
1000 Quarry Ln
Milton, MA
 
Haitian American Public Health Initiative
(617) 298-8076
10 Fairway St
Mattapan, MA
 
Next Level Fitness Boston
(617) 504-1095
17 Richmere Rd
Boston, 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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