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ande
July 24th, 2008, 12:01 PM
excellent sports illustrated article about michael phelps


The Quest A story of what it takes to do that, in 8 parts
By Susan Casey


I. THE SWIMMER
II. THE SPORT
III. THE COACH
IV. THE PLAN
V. THE SUIT
VI. THE POOL
VII. THE OTHER
VIII. THE MOMENT
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/olympics/2008/07/22/phelps0728/index.html

"Right now I'm working on fixing my head position in freestyle. It's too high. Even after 11 years, I've never swum it right."

what do you think?

btw page 45 of the issue has an great underwater photo of michael streamlining

tjburk
July 24th, 2008, 12:23 PM
That was a really cool article....well written...

scyfreestyler
July 24th, 2008, 12:25 PM
So it's surprising to learn that when Bowman recently named a horse after a swimmer, it wasn't Phelps but rather his teammates the Vanderkaay brothers. How come? "Well, Number 1, that's a lot of pressure to put on a horse," Bowman says. "And Number 2, this horse is too nice. The one that bites me I'll name Michael."

:lmao:

ande
July 25th, 2008, 10:53 AM
The fine-tuning is endless.

I'm still working on little things that are going to make a huge difference."

At a press conference earlier, one female reporter had asked him,
"Can you give me two exercises people can do to get a swimmer's type body?"
"Well... they could swim."

Before the bliss of Olympic immersion, however, Phelps is headed to Colorado Springs for one last brutality: a training camp at 6,000-foot altitude with several Bowman swimmers. "Seventy practices in 24 days,"

scyfreestyler
July 25th, 2008, 11:38 AM
The fine-tuning is endless.

I'm still working on little things that are going to make a huge difference."

At a press conference earlier, one female reporter had asked him,
"Can you give me two exercises people can do to get a swimmer's type body?"
"Well... they could swim."

Before the bliss of Olympic immersion, however, Phelps is headed to Colorado Springs for one last brutality: a training camp at 6,000-foot altitude with several Bowman swimmers. "Seventy practices in 24 days,"

Ande is wondering how much faster he might be given the opportunity to endure the same flogging. :agree:

LindsayNB
July 25th, 2008, 12:05 PM
The real reason Ande liked this article:


And when an unclipped fingernail can mean the difference between gold and not-so-gold, tinkering with this one variable makes sense.