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RK Cross Fit
3400 Old Hickory Boulevard
Old Hickory, TN
Cross Fit Hendersonville
(615) 545-2271
106 Bluegrass Commons Boulevard
Hendersonville, TN
Hermitage Fitness Center
(615) 889-4491
3924 Lebanon Pike
Hermitage, TN
Curves Hendersonville
393 E. Main Street
Hendersonville, TN
Gold's Gym
(615) 627-0836
3351 Lebanon Pike
Hermitage, TN
Curves For Women
(615) 847-0099
4331 Old Hickory Blvd
Old Hickory, TN
Gold's Gym
(615) 612-2613
1615 Gallatin Rd N
Madison, TN
Golds Gym Madison
(615) 612-2613
1615 Galatin Pike North
Madison, TN
Dyna Body of Hendersonville
(615) 824-3844
393 E Main St # G
Hendersonville, TN
Curves For Women
(615) 859-6199
2021 Gallatin Pike N # 100
Madison, TN

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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