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Martin Luther King Jr Community Ctr
(413) 746-3655
3 Rutland St
Springfield, MA
Dubois Academy
(413) 787-2809
100 Acorn St
Springfield, MA
Action Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
(413) 734-7277
120 Maple St
Springfield, MA
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
(413) 781-1010
1 Monarch Pl Ste 100
Springfield, MA
Bodyevolutions Inc
(413) 782-3700
1739 Allen St
Springfield, MA
Females In Training
(413) 783-0135
479 Breckwood Blvd
Springfield, MA
Robinson Gardens Boys and Girls Club
(413) 732-5826
51 Robert Dyer Cir
Springfield, MA
Central City Gym
(413) 732-8212
530 Sumner Ave
Springfield, MA
Jewish Community Center of Springfield Mass Inc
(413) 739-4715
1160 Dickinson St Ste 1
Springfield, MA
Nutrition Dynamics
(413) 731-7031
14 Hubbard Ave Ste 5
Springfield, MA

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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