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Method Fitness Inc
(401) 274-6384
253 Broadway
Providence, RI
 
Village Health Co
(401) 861-0123
222 S Water St
Providence, RI
 
Rhode Island Hospital
(401) 444-8574
Employee Fitness Center
Providence, RI
 
Diva Inc
(401) 351-6121
53 Weybosset St
Providence, RI
 
Charles Earles Uechi Karate School
(401) 274-1600
153 Weybosset St
Providence, RI
 
Westin Providence the
(401) 598-8277
1 W Exchange St
Providence, RI
 
Providence College
(401) 865-1011
549 River Ave
Providence, RI
 
Uechi Karate School
(401) 274-1600
153 Weybosset St
Providence, RI
 
YMCA of Greater Providence
(401) 521-9622
W Bay
Providence, RI
 
Fitness Express LLC
(401) 272-7150
60 Eddy St
Providence, RI
 

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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