Practice + Pancakes: New Mexico Women at That Holiday Workout We’ve All Been To

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For the holidays, I went to visit my brother, Wyatt, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Wyatt trains with the University of New Mexico women’s team 3 days a week, and so I paid the Lobos a visit.

If you’re a college swimmer, you’ve been to this practice before: it’s the holidays and everyone on the team has gone home for Christmas. At your university, all that’s left are locals and/or citizens of other countries. The practice is sparse, and the coach is trying to have some fun while keeping things moving.

When I walked into the pool at UNM, there were only 4 girls there for practice. However, first year head coach Keegan Ingelido was keeping things light and productive, using lots of equipment and focusing on long swimming with some speed thrown in. Or, you know… a 50 fly in a full bear suit.

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Coleman…Major Flub…Any Lobo knows you go to the “Frontier” for breakfast…sweet rolls and green Chile omlettes! 🙂

Richard Saunders

The best breakfast burritos on the planet

Stan Crump

Hey Coleman, when I used to hang around there, I used to go to the Frontier Cafe, right across the street from the University main offices. They used to have sweet rolls to die for. Don’t even know if it is still there.

Jim Nickell

Of course it is still there – an institution – !!

NM Coach

Coleman…2 other spots (besides the FRONTIER)…
1) Weck’s
2) Blake’s Lotaburger has the absolute BEST Hand held burritos!

I love how all of these comments have to do with FOOD!!!


I will also throw in “Sadies” for Green Chile Enchiladas!

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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