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Pico Sports Center
(802) 747-0564
51 Alpine Ter
Rutland, VT
 
Sno Cat Ski Club
(802) 773-3003
Old Turnpike Rd
Rutland, VT
 
Gymnasium
(802) 773-5333
11 Cottage St
Rutland, VT
 
Vermont Sport and Fitness Club
40 Curtis Ave
Rutland, VT
 
Pillar Pilates
(802) 775-1239
230 N Main St
Rutland, VT
 
Vermont Martial Arts Academy
(802) 773-1373
254 S Main St
Rutland, VT
 
Gymnasium the
(802) 773-5333
30 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT
 
Rutland Amateur Hockey Assn
(802) 773-9416
Dana Avenue Ext
Rutland, VT
 
Vermont Sports & Fitness Club
(802) 775-9916
40 Curtis Ave
Rutland, VT
 
Studio Bliss Center For Expressive Movement
(802) 775-2547
59 Merchants Row Ste 67
Rutland, VT
 

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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