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(303) 840-4991
19600 E Main St
Parker, CO
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12870 Stroh Ranch Court, #105
Parker, CO
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(303) 840-5299
10413 S. Parker Rd.
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(303) 840-9848
11280 S Twenty Mile Rd
Parker, CO
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(303) 840-9848
11280 S Twenty Mile Rd # 110
Parker, CO
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(303) 464-7546
16524 Keystone Blvd
Parker, CO
Taekwondo USA
(303) 841-2145
10453 S Parker Rd
Parker, CO
Lady Of America Fitness Center
(720) 851-0660
18671 E Main St
Parker, CO
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10792 Quail Creek Dr E
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17864 Cottonwood Dr
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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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