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Green Mountain Aquatics
(802) 654-2881
62 Laurel Hill Dr
South Burlington, VT
 
Out On A Limb
(802) 859-3636
12 Gregory Dr
South Burlington, VT
 
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
(802) 658-0250
1117 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT
 
Twin Oaks Sports & Fitness
(802) 658-0001
75 Farrell St
South Burlington, VT
 
All American Fitness and Tanning Center
(802) 865-3068
1881 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT
 
Olympiad Health and Racquet Club the
(802) 863-4299
70 Farrell St
South Burlington, VT
 
Your Personal Best Fitness Consulting
(802) 658-1616
4050 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT
 
Curves For Women
(802) 863-3900
338 Dorset St
South Burlington, VT
 
Twin Oaks Sports and Fitness
(802) 658-0001
80 Farrell St
South Burlington, VT
 
All American Fitness & Tanning
(802) 865-3068
1881 Williston Rd
South Burlington, 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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