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Fitness Equation Inc
(703) 904-7600
11445 Isaac Newton Sq S
Reston, VA
Lady Of America Fitness Center
(703) 860-8348
2254 Hunters Woods Plz
Reston, VA
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12056 N. Shore Drive
Reston, VA
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(703) 467-8488
11838 Spectrum Ctr
Reston, VA
Pure Joe Studios
(703) 787-3767
11305 Sunset Hills Rd
Reston, VA
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(703) 435-3900
11674 Plaza America Drive
Reston, VA
C and D Associates LLC
(703) 476-5300
12040 S Lakes Dr
Reston, VA
Sport & Health Clubs Inc
(703) 904-7600
11445 Isaac Newton Sq S
Reston, VA
90 Day Body Shaping Program
(703) 390-5811
11186 Harbor Ct
Reston, VA
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12200 Dorrance Ct
Herndon, VA

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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