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All Sport Ulster Poughkeepsie
(845) 452-5050
RR 9
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Casperkill Health and Fitness Center
(845) 433-2200
2330 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Hearthealth Cardiac Rehabilitation PC
(845) 471-4643
32 Reade Pl
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Nautilus Fitness Center
(845) 452-5050
240 North Rd Apt A
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Flow Pilates
(845) 454-5500
298 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Nautilus Fitness Center
(845) 452-5050
240 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Grip Fitness
(845) 485-4747
1 E Dorsey Ln
Poughkeepsie, NY

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

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(845) 452-5050
240 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY

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(845) 486-4600
114 Smith St
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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