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Verona Snap Fitness
(412) 828-8800
120 Allegheny River Blvd.
Verona, PA
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Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Penn Hills Family Services
(412) 361-5040
2028 Lincoln Rd
Verona, PA
Rosedale Beach Club
(412) 793-1782
3 Saint
Verona, PA
Penn Hills Martial Arts Center
(412) 828-6466
800 7th St
Verona, PA
Green Oaks Country Club
(412) 793-4062
Verona Rd Verona
Verona, PA
Snap Fitness
(412) 828-8800
120 Allegheny River Blvd.
Verona, PA
Duquene Canoe Club
(412) 828-4970
152 Arch St
Verona, PA
Jazzercise Penn Hills All Saints Episcopal Church
(412) 795-4997
1620 Randolph Ln.
Verona, PA
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Longue Vue Club
(412) 793-2232
400 Longue Vue Dr
Verona, PA
Iron City Fitness
(412) 828-0884
472 Wildwd Ave
Oakmont, PA
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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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