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Fitness Connection
(706) 647-7109
522 N Center St
Thomaston, GA
Wellness Center of Urmc
(706) 647-4466
801 West Gordon Street
Thomaston, GA
Curves Zebulon GA
15990 Barnesville Street
Zebulon, GA
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Curves Zebulon
15990 Barnesville Street
Zebulon, GA
Manchester Fitness Center
(706) 846-2059
218 West Main Street
Manchester, GA
Curves For Women
(706) 647-2314
118 S Church St
Thomaston, GA
Iron Works Fitness Center
(706) 646-4969
621 East Main Street
Thomaston, GA
(800) 615-7352
15990 Barnesville St
Zebulon, GA

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(770) 567-4487
11500 Highway 19 N
Zebulon, GA
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114 E Main St
Thomaston, GA
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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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