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Y M C A
(860) 229-3787
50 High St
New Britain, CT
 
Yousef Tae Kwon DO School
(860) 223-3399
450 S Main St
New Britain, CT
 
Walicki A W Stanley Little League
(860) 826-5250
2150 Stanley St
New Britain, CT
 
Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness
(860) 666-8451
375 East Cedar Street
Newington, CT
 
Cedar Hill Racquetball and Fitness Center
(860) 666-8451
375 E Cedar St
Newington, CT
 
Star Goalkeeper Academy
(860) 826-8638
635 S Main St
New Britain, CT
 
YMCA of New Britain
(860) 229-3787
50 High St
New Britain, CT
 
The Girl Spot
(203) 373-7575
25 Lindeman Drive
Trumbull, CT
 
Newington Little League
(860) 666-2603
Walsh Ave
Newington, CT
 
Structured Body the
(860) 665-0495
425 New Britain Ave
Newington, CT
 

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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