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Cumberland Lake Country Club
(205) 680-4653
2150 Cumberland Lake Dr
Pinson, AL
Pinson Snap Fitness
(205) 675-8343
5104 Old Springville Rd.
Pinson, AL
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Curves Of Trussville
(205) 655-4035
4735 Norrel Dr
Trussville, AL
Jazzercise Trussville Civic Center
(000) 000-0000
5381 Trussville Clay Rd.
Trussville, AL
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Craig Kollars Tae Kwon DO Pluscademies
(205) 856-3400
Brunos Shopping Ctr
Birmingham, AL
Golf Club At Cumberland Lake the
(205) 680-4650
Pinson, AL
Trussville Community Center
(205) 655-2503
215 Parkway Dr
Trussville, AL
Positive Fitness Inc
(205) 655-7008
1110 N Chalkville Rd
Trussville, AL
(205) 655-2224
5920 Valley Rd
Trussville, AL
Jazzercise Center Point First Untied Methodist Church
(205) 386-3411
2129 Center Point Pkwy.
Center Point, AL
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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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