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Y M C A Day Camp
(860) 379-0708
480 Main St
Winsted, CT
Torrington YMCA Dance Centre
(860) 489-3133
259 Prospect St
Torrington, CT
Kathrinas Fitness Studio
(860) 496-1030
49 Main St
Torrington, CT
Pinewoods Health and Racquet Club
(860) 482-9424
104 Pinewoods Rd
Torrington, CT
Nautilus Plus Fitness and Tanning Center
(860) 489-4929
789 Winsted Rd
Torrington, CT
Torrington Family Kempo Llc
(860) 626-1114
699 Winsted Rd
Torrington, CT
Tommys Bicycles and Fitness
(860) 482-3571
40 E Main St
Torrington, CT
Sanctuary For Yoga and Health
(860) 626-9642
20 E Main St
Torrington, CT
Pinewoods Health & Racquet Clb
(860) 482-9424
104 Pinewoods Road
Torrington, CT
Recreation Hall
(860) 489-9842
61 E Albert St
Torrington, CT

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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