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Searcy Country Club Inc
(501) 268-8577
2729 W Country Club Rd
Searcy, AR
Searcy Athletic Club
(501) 268-8080
954 Skyline Dr
Searcy, AR
(501) 305-2639
2904 East Race Avenue
Searcy, AR
Lifestyles Weight Control Center
(501) 279-7707
509 E Race Ave Ste 2
Searcy, AR
(501) 305-2639
2904 E Race Ave
Searcy, AR
Anytime Fitness
(501) 268-2300
417 South Main Street
Searcy, AR
Pump House Fitness Center
(501) 279-9990
2016 East Hastings Dr
Searcy, AR
Carmichael Community Center
(501) 279-1010
801 S Elm St
Searcy, AR
(501) 305-2639
2701 E Race Ave
Searcy, AR
Curves Searcy
2119 W. Beebe Capps Expw.
Searcy, AR

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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