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YMCA of Portage Township
(219) 762-9622
3100 Willowcreek Rd
Portage, IN
 
RPT Family Fitness Center
(219) 764-8323
5201 Us Highway 6
Portage, IN
 
Camelot Bowling Centers Inc
(219) 762-8558
5201 US Highway 6
Portage, IN
 
Anytime Fitness Portage, IN
(219) 734-6362
6445 US Hwy 6
Portage, IN
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24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Marquette Yacht Club
(219) 762-9961
1218 Crisman Rd
Portage, IN
 
Camelot Pro Shop
(219) 762-8558
5201 US Highway 6
Portage, IN
 
Curves Portage
3382 Willowcreek Rd.
Portage, IN
 
Curves For Women
(219) 762-1551
3173 Willowcreek Rd
Portage, IN
 
Eyeglass Emporium
(219) 762-2427
6097 US Highway 6
Portage, IN
 
Jazzercise Portage Fitness Center
(219) 628-0321
6319 Central Avenue
Portage, IN
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Jazzercise

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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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