Practice + Pancakes: New York City’s Asphalt Green Gets in Saturday AM IM Work

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We took a trip to the Upper East Side early on a Saturday morning, where Asphalt Green was just getting their training week started. In order to accommodate every swimmer on their team, the top group at Asphalt Green trains Saturday-Thursday, with Fridays off.

On this Saturday morning, the group was doing IM work in the form of 200s with pace 50s in between. See full main set below:

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  • 3×200 IM – Round description below
    • #1 (Pink, Pink, Red on 2:50)
    • #2(Pink, Red, Red on 3:00)
    • #3(Red, Red, Red on 3:20)
  • 100 easy 2:00
  • 4×50’s primary fast 2:00
  • 100 easy 2:00

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ACD
2 days ago

Is that a pace chart the girl had before the set began?

Coach Macgyver
5 days ago

Coleman’s hair got into a fight with Chuck Norris’ mustache and won.

Trip Strauss
6 days ago

is there a masters team that trains at that location?

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Reply to  Trip Strauss
5 days ago

We were there at the shallow end between 6am – 8am. Asphalt Green runs a few dozen Masters practices per week.

swammer1234567
6 days ago

beginning he says smack in the upper west side. all the way east, basically in the east river, of the upper east side******

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Reply to  Coleman Hodges
5 days ago

So you took the train, probably getting off at 86th street. You then walked east past 4 avenues, and every corner street sign said E86 or E87 or E88, etc, not W86 or W87 or W88, etc. I might blame your disorientation on the train ride.

Admin
Reply to  Comments are Closed
5 days ago

Well, you must take the A Train
Even farther than Harlem to northern Manhattan and maintain
Get off at 181st, and take the escalator
I hope you’re writing this down, I’m gonna test ya later

This is all I have to contribute to this conversation, even though I am going to be in NYC each of the next two weekends.

Hr Schmetterling
Reply to  Braden Keith
5 days ago

well played! VERY well played, indeed

LOL
6 days ago

still wearing masks tho?

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Reply to  Coleman Hodges
5 days ago

And the pool was configured into two 25 yard pools on Saturday mornings. The pool is back to LCM on Saturday morning as well as on other mornings. LCM rules. The pool, unfortunately, is only 20 yards across, so configuring the lanes side to side is impractical.

Peaty55Paris
Reply to  LOL
5 days ago

Covid cases are going up again….read the CDC news

Peaty55Paris
Reply to  LOL
5 days ago

Covid cases are rising…..read the CDC news

swimperson123
6 days ago

When are we going to get practice and pancakes with Mason Makos? produced Lexi Cuomo, Anthony Grimm, Kathrine Helms

Superhero
Reply to  swimperson123
5 days ago

I dunno if Makos produced Anthony Grimm. He was on just about every team in NOVA like Machine and NCAP

PVSFree
Reply to  Superhero
2 days ago

NoVa native here – he’s a Makos product. He swam for them from at least 8th grade onwards.

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Reply to  swimperson123
5 days ago

Remember that AGUA produced Lia Neal. Unfortunately, P+P didn’t show the pool records board or the AGUA Olympians/OT swimmers banner.

wonkabar23
6 days ago

Thats a great tough set. Love seeing a large group going at it together. I think coach has one of the quickest watches in the land though.

Free Thinker
Reply to  wonkabar23
6 days ago

DRod is a surgeon with that watch, whatchu talking about?!

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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