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Edge Fitness
(218) 422-3343
3501 8th Street South
Moorhead, MN
Moorhead Snap Fitness
(218) 233-7627
814 30th Avenue
Moorhead, MN
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Curves For Women
(218) 287-4295
3324 Highway 10 E
Moorhead, MN
All American Athletic Club
(218) 233-1516
3501 8th St S
Moorhead, MN
Red River Soccer Club
(218) 284-5977
434 Oakway
Moorhead, MN
Georgetown City of
(218) 236-0083
City Hall
Moorhead, MN
Anytime Fitness
(218) 227-0010
2901 S Frontage Rd
Moorhead, MN
Moorhead Racquetball and Fitness Center
(218) 233-0230
3501 8th St S
Moorhead, MN
Moorhead Country Club
(218) 236-0100
2101 N River Dr
Moorhead, MN
Lifestyle Fitness Inc
(218) 227-0318
3326 Highway 10 E
Moorhead, MN
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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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