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Stayed wetter than I should have expected ...

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by , October 13th, 2017 at 12:45 PM (47 Views)
... but I had hoped for more. My company had three intensive (Tuesday through Thursday) and LONG days of meetings at a resort in the Poconos (https://www.woodloch.com/). After missing my swim on Monday evening, on Tuesday morning before I had to hit the road to the resort, I did manage to squeeze in my Wimp-ified 400 IM set at the JCC of Central New Jersey (https://www.1001pools.com/pool-pics?...aItem-it97vwyc) in SCY:

Warmup sets (1,000)

  • 1 x 400: IM, kick-drill
  • 4 x 100: on 1:45, backstroke descend
  • 8 x 25: on 0:30, odds strong IM order, evens easy


Wimp-i-fied 400 IM set (1,500 set / 2,500 total)



  • 4 x 50: on 0:55 for all except breast (on 1:00), IM order, strong
    • Pretty much consistent with recent SCM efforts, 0:33, 0:36, 0:39, 0:32

  • 2 x 100: on 1:45, IM, #1 cruise and #2 supposed to be fast, 1:15, 1:10
  • 1 x 50: easy on 1:30
  • 1 x 200: on 3:00, IM, supposed to be fast, was 2:30
  • 4 x 50: active recovery on 0:45, 0:50, 0:55, 1:30
  • 1 x 400: IM, supposed to be fast, was 5:10
  • 5 x 50: active recovery on 0:45, 0:50, 0:55, 1:00


TOTAL: 2,500 SCY

On Wednesday morning, I went over to the sports complex at the resort (https://www.woodlochsportscomplex.com/) and got in a great run on the treadmill, my full PT workout and 700 yards of drills in the 20 yard pool (https://www.1001pools.com/pool-pics?...aItem-iudc1xk0). On Thursday, when it became clear that I wouldn't be able to make it back to 'civilization' in time for the evening Berkeley Masters 8pm workout, I did a longer morning 2K workout where I did a 1,000 warmup and then did 10 x 100 IM (with 40 yards of freestyle) where I built up to an all-fast effort by 20s over the first 5 (e.g., #1 20 yards fly fast, #2 20 yards fly, 20 yards back, fast; etc.) and then worked my way back down the ladder. It was pretty good.

This morning, I managed to get in 2K SCY at a new pool - the Rahway branch of the Gateway Family YMCA. This was actually a very nicely maintained, if older, 6 lane pool. It would've been perfect except they had no pace clock.

All in all, I was pretty active this week, given the volume of work ... but I still wish I could have swum/worked out more.

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  1. aztimm's Avatar
    So you didn't get to swim in Scranton? While there are some pretty good lakes for open-water swims, most of the pools in that area are just ok...at best.
  2. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    So you didn't get to swim in Scranton? While there are some pretty good lakes for open-water swims, most of the pools in that area are just ok...at best.
    In the end, I couldn't make the airfares work to fly into Scranton. In addition, we ended up bringing in our leadership team from our India office, so I ferried some of them between Newark and the resort.
  3. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    So you didn't get to swim in Scranton? While there are some pretty good lakes for open-water swims, most of the pools in that area are just ok...at best.
    I attended a meet at the CYC on Scranton several years back and was favorably impressed with the pool. 'don't know if there are open swim times there.