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Golds Gym
(603) 889-4653
522 Amherst St Ste 12
Nashua, NH
 
Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy
(603) 891-4545
173 Daniel Webster Hwy
Nashua, NH
 
La Weight Loss Centers
(603) 882-1004
20 Northeastern Blvd
Nashua, NH
 
Golds Gym Nashua
(603) 889-GOLD
522 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH
 
Tanorama of Nashua
(603) 880-8958
337 Amherst St
Nashua, NH
 
Somerset Swim & Fitness Center
(603) 595-4160
2 Somerset Pkwy
Nashua, NH
 
Planet Fitness
(603) 816-6116
150 Coliseum Avenue
Nashua, NH
 
Sumerset Swim and Fitness
(603) 595-4160
2 Somerset Pkwy
Nashua, NH
 
Planet Fitness
(603) 816-3555
34 Northwest Boulevard
Nashua, NH
 
Work Out World
(603) 883-4004
300 Main Street
Nashua, NH
 

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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