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Planet Fitness
(781) 891-6002
108 Clematis Ave # K
Waltham, MA
Fitness Together Weston/Waltham
(781) 642-1004
1347 Main Street
Waltham, MA
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Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Fitness Works At Work
(781) 890-3451
52 2nd Ave
Waltham, MA
Bay Colony Club
(781) 890-5797
1000 Winter St # 1300
Waltham, MA
Oom Yung Doe the School of
(781) 893-7555
348 Moody St
Waltham, MA
Waltham Athletic Club
(781) 899-5000
249 Lexington St Ste 1
Waltham, MA
Belabody Personal Training Center
(781) 894-2348
297 Newton St
Waltham, MA
Waltham Youth Soccer
(781) 647-0388
860 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, MA
Prospect Hill Fitness Center
(781) 890-2114
100 5th Ave # Ll
Waltham, MA
United Shaolin Kempo
(781) 891-5991
422 Moody St
Waltham, MA
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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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