Phelps at World Champs

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by [email protected] (Larry Weisenthal), Jul 25, 2005.

  1. I've seen lots of people swim poorly in the morning, and come back to
    drop 2 seconds per hundred (occasionally more!) in the evening. Some
    swimmers just can't get it going in the AM. Manaudou qualified only
    8th. Then came back to win. I've seen swimmers qualify 16th in the AM
    and come back at night to win the "B" final in a faster time than the
    swimmer who won the "A" final.

    The above said, Phelps dying in the last 50 was unexpected, to say the
    least. But swimming is such an unforgiving sport. Train for 6 months
    or longer and blow your taper or just have a crummy morning, and it's
    over. Phelps is fortunate in having so many events. Maybe he'll
    bounce back. Adds some additional interest to the meet.