Bob Bowman is happy with the prelims of the 400 IM

  16 Garrett McCaffrey | June 25th, 2012 | News, U.S. Olympic Trials

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Desire. Who wants it most? Ali vs Frazier!


Lochte’s 400 trials swim mirrored his WC’s prelim swim. He was a little over a second faster in this prelim which is not surprising as I am sure he has improved. The 400 IM at worlds was also his last individuals event so fatigue was a factor. With that in mind I think he will go a second faster than worlds and clock low 4.06 if he is fully tapered. I think MP will be in the mid 4.06 range. Its gonna an interesting race.

Another thing I see is Lochte “tightening up” towards the end of the race. All of the videos of him working out are much more “sprint” oriented dryland moves. He’s even admitted not to training like a 400IMer, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he takes it out aggressively, but finds out around the turn at the 50 of the breaststroke leg that he went out too aggressive and it turns out to bit him. Whereas Phelps can pace out the entire 400IM very evently. After 100 fly – Phelps with .2 lead on Lochte After 100 Back – Lochte with a 1.1 sec lead on Phelps AFter 100 Breast – Phelps with .5 lead on Phelps After 100 free… Read more »

Phelps is soo good he is putting a half second over himself in breast leg?


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