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Lock-Up Health Club
(217) 824-9882
111 W Main Cross St
Taylorville, IL

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Women's Workout Center
(217) 824-6600
502 N Webster St
Taylorville, IL

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The Body Shop Salon
(217) 824-2792
1324 E Park St
Taylorville, IL
Pawnee Senior Citizen Cntr
(217) 625-8370
623 7th
Pawnee, IL
Zumba Pana
(773) 550-5302
117 South Locust
Pana, IL
The Double Play
(217) 287-7269
702 E Main Cross St
Taylorville, IL
(217) 287-7271
900 McAdam Dr
Taylorville, IL
Good Sunsations Tanning and Fitness Center
(217) 824-2772
1324 E Park St
Taylorville, IL
St Marys Hall
(217) 625-7660
802 6th St
Pawnee, IL
My Health Club
(217) 562-4900
156 US Highway 51
Pana, IL
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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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