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Extreme Martial Arts
(928) 428-7525
513 W 7th St
Safford, AZ
 
Chacons Fitness Center
(928) 348-3327
516 S 5th Ave
Safford, AZ
 
Precision Fitness and Rehabilitation
(928) 428-2602
1138 N Stadium Ave
Thatcher, AZ
 
American Self Storage
(928) 428-1977
3245 W Main St
Thatcher, AZ
 
Eighth Street Fitness
(928) 348-4678
3333 West 8th Street
Thatcher, AZ
 
Chacons Fitness Center
(928) 348-3327
515 West Main Street
Safford, AZ
 
Cross Fit Nemesis
(928) 428-0044
2281 W US Highway 70 # F
Thatcher, AZ
 
Hand For Health and Fitness
(928) 428-1977
3245 W Main St
Thatcher, AZ
 
A Hand For Health Spa
(928) 428-1977
3245 W Main St
Thatcher, AZ
 
Curves for Women Safford
(928) 428-0211
1904 W Thatcher Blvd
Safford, AZ
 

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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