Rollerblade Marathons Algonquin IL

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Focus Martial Arts Fitness
(847) 458-0938
9342 Virginia Rd
Lake In The Hills, IL
 
K-Star Fitness
(847) 960-7277
1487 S Randall Rd
Algonquin, IL
Industry
Personal Trainer

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S T Body Balancing
(815) 477-0140
95 Grant St
Crystal Lake, IL
 
Mchenry County Strength Sports Center
(815) 788-7330
740 Mc Ardle Dr
Crystal Lake, IL
 
Akf Martial Arts Academy
(815) 455-3612
462 W Virginia St
Crystal Lake, IL
 
Algonquin Snap Fitness
847-854-FIT1 (3481)
1042 E. Algonquin Rd.
Algonquin, IL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Snap Fitness
(847) 854-3481
1042 E Algonquin Rd
Algonquin, IL
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Personal Trainer

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School Of Classical Tae Kwon
(815) 459-4750
4410 Il Route 176
Crystal Lake, IL
 
Strength Fitness Systems
(815) 245-9500
650 E Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL
 
West Dundee Snap Fitness
(847) 551-3690
4640 West Main Street
West Dundee, IL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Tips for a Successful Marathon

By Alex Fedak
 

Chicagoland men's pro pack

The pro men skate in lock-step in the 2009 Chicagoland Inline Marathon
photo: Thony Nguyen

Any race is exciting. I’ve been in scores of them and my pulse still pounds at the starting line.

But don’t let the excitement get the best of you. A marathon is not a sprint. You’ll be skating for at least an hour. So don’t start so fast that you run out of gas before the finish line.

Skate smart. Stay relaxed. Save as much energy as possible. And learn to recognize — or better yet, create — key moments when maximum effort makes things happen.

Get ready.

Always arrive at the venue early. That way you won't have the added stress of last-minute rushing.

Warm up.

Have a consistent warm-up routine. Performing it will loosen up the body and relax the mind.

Pick your battles.

Keep in mind that a marathon (even a half marathon) is a long race. Position is important. But fighting for second place in the third mile or constantly changing position is a waste of energy.

Instead, ease into a good spot and hang tight. Save your energy for when it counts.

Read the race.

Scope out the race. Figure out who's who. That way you'll know where to position yourself and how to recognize which breakaways and surges are a threat.

Pay attention to what's going on at the front of the paceline. If you see increased arm swing and leg movement, speed up. Don’t wait until a gap forms in front of you. If you do, you'll waste valuable energy catching up.

Also, be aware of what is happening behind you, especially when it involves top skaters in your division. Recognize and react quickly to attacks from behind. An attack by one skater may not be a threat (depending on the skater). But a multiple-skater attack increases the chances of a successful breakaway and could leave you in the dust.

Use the peloton to your advantage.

Remember that a group is faster than a solo skater, if all other factors are ...

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