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Fitness First
(703) 435-3900
11674 Plaza America Dr
Reston, VA
 
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12056 N. Shore Drive
Reston, VA
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Ardens Elizbth Red Salon Spa
(703) 467-8488
11838 Spectrum Ctr
Reston, VA
 
Fitness First
(703) 435-3900
11674 Plaza America Drive
Reston, VA
 
Fitness Equation
(703) 904-1220
11445 Isaac Newton Sq S
Reston, VA
 
Sport & Health Clubs Inc
(703) 904-7600
11445 Isaac Newton Sq S
Reston, VA
 
Kamp Pendleton Per Training
(703) 391-7388
1897 Preston White Dr
Herndon, VA
 
Sport&Health Club: Reston
(703) 904-7600
11445 Isaac Newton Square South
Reston, VA
 
Pure Joe Studios
(703) 787-3767
11305 Sunset Hills Rd
Reston, VA
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
12056 N Shore Dr
Reston, 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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