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Curves
(800) 615-7352
3630 Western Branch Blvd
Portsmouth, VA

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CrossFit Seven Cities
(757) 215-6388
3050 High Street
Portsmouth, VA
 
Fleming's Gym
(757) 399-6633
305 High St
Portsmouth, VA
 
Jazzercise Portsmouth At Tiger Martial Arts
(757) 686-2900
5801 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA
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Christy Wild Personal Training
(757) 533-9407
400 W Olney Rd
Norfolk, VA
 
Curves For Women
(757) 393-2161
3630 Western Branch Blvd
Portsmouth, VA
 
Quality Pole Dance & Workout Studio
(757) 582-2855
115 Green Point Lane
Portsmouth, VA
 
Fleming's Gym
(757) 399-6633
305 High Street
Portsmouth, VA
 
Executive Health & Fitness
(757) 625-5585
101 W Main St # 1400
Norfolk, VA
 
The Gym Downtown
(757) 321-4963
259 Granby St Suite 200
Norfolk, VA

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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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