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All Sport Fishkill Health and Fitness Club
(845) 471-8502
80 Washington St
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Fitness Showrooms
(845) 486-4600
114 Smith St
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Dutchess Golf and Country Club
(845) 452-3110
2628 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Nautilus Fitness Center
(845) 452-5050
240 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Body Bar
(845) 214-0722
2600 South Rd Ste 38B
Poughkeepsie, NY

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La Weight Loss Centers
(845) 454-7073
432 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Nautilus Fitness Center
(845) 452-5050
240 North Rd Apt A
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Dance Works Too At World Gym
(845) 473-8000
4 Jefferson Plz Ste 501
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Dance Works Too
(845) 473-8000
RR 9
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Mike Arteaga's Health & Fitness
(845) 452-5050
234 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY

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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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