June 30, 2008
Yesterday Rachel competed in her 100 fly. She swam a 1:02.29 which was .3 away from her best time. She finished in 92nd place out of 140 swimmers. Today she is going to time trial the event again to see if she can improve her time.
Justin Time trialled the 100 fly yesterday and dropped .7 from his best time with a 56.91. He has today off and wil be competing in the 200 fly on Tuesday.
Swimmers --- you gotta get to this meet!!! imagine this --- there were over 12,000 fans in attendance FOR PRELIMS!!!!!!!!
If you didn’t catch it on TV last night - the first night of finals started off with a bang. We started with the mens 400 IM where Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps battled it out both finishing under the old world record - the crowd was deafening and I had goose bumps and my hair was standing on end.
The Womens 400 IM was similar where Elizabeth Beisel pushed Katie Hoff to a new world record. The Mens 400 free had 4 different swimmers pushing each other in the first 1/2 of the race and 3 of them tightened the battle for the last 100 where it was really anyone’s race up to the finish. Larsen Jensen prevailed in a new american record!
If you get a chance to watch it or set your DVR - - - the meet will be on again every night this week. Tonight is on NBC (not sure about the San Diego air time).
Keep focussed - keep training . . .