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Can Michael Phelps match his 2008 performance? Maurice Greene, Amy Van Dyken and Billy Witz debate.
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I look at the -- underground able presented by all of Garnett avenue Q the 25 dollar Italian dinner tonight an olive garden when your hear your family and the Oakland joined by our Olympic family gold medalist Maurice -- Amy Van -- fox sports icons at Philly with -- I'm just gonna throw out one name because if people could only hear the conversation before we begin taping it and understand we were leading into this. Michael Phelps -- go. Michael Phelps not redo what he did it back in 2008 even if he was slamming it events he would not. -- do it he doesn't want to. If he wants to go in there and he went this is a swan song so he want to do as well as he can do. You know it's gonna be a showdown between him and Ryan locked in every race that -- swimming together those relay is are going to be amazing. The market is made on the sports and on the Olympics. Nolan will ever touch that but he's thinking wanted to why would you not want to why would not wanting to go for eight because of eat if you don't you fail. And how you know I mean let's be honest in. 96 I went for a gold medal in 2000 I went to and people who acted like or you he didn't do very well going so if he -- seven gold medals after the eight people are gonna look at him like that. You don't even wanna do that why would you want to -- plus -- -- locked in there who maybe a force to be reckoned went. Maurice. I have a question about the whole. -- in the seventh. You know I mean there is the reason why Czech athletes can't hit eight gold medals because it's. Physically impossible for us to go out there in two runs -- eight events because of the lactic acid buildup that we've had the fatigue factor. Does that come into play being a swimmer because. I always think of it is it's an easier. He did it because. I don't mean I mean I I did I don't mean it to unit -- -- different but when I get hurt I'd go to the -- to rehab. Shirts I I really had in the pool so it helps you dead -- so did you -- -- million it -- it -- Al -- I'm not I'll -- you know I can't tell you know we'll weasel like and we go okay track -- how long you've practiced today. Four hours okay how much you run. About two and a half hours okay so we still win and we swim hard. Probably six hours a day every single day to the point where you're throwing up in the gutter. So we train hard and yes we've got the lactic acid just like you track baby I athletes -- there. Well we definitely have I mean is something that we have to deal with but we deal with that by training so much everyone ask. Why you guys over train so much is so that we can do well say that you overture I'll. Never say you've over trained but. I mean I see -- -- a very talented guy and Michael Phelps he goes for a gold medal but I'm like OK he does when he did one day and then he comes back the next day in the it's like how tired Izzy how much fatigue did he have because I necessarily don't see you giving that. Doing where it's -- Billy -- break have a brain and breaks it up there. -- Legitimate question you know what we do we do the thinking that track athletes do we sit in the ice have. You know we do like -- but again you know you guys are more specialized in swimmers. So you know you do a hundred and the 200 where is swimmers can do sprint event and middle distance event. It's okay this is just how we train you know I mean it's we train for we afraid to. You people that happy go Lipton iced all that do swimmers went a gap out. -- wow yeah. He got anatomy and physiology its course and not by Amy the Billy had a face what do you train that hard. You would sweat yet the on the training that we do without -- disgusting so yeah -- and I think it's really unfair for anybody else to be little swimmers because everybody says it's swimming is the toughest sport and that it's so hard. And I actually you know and I would go to my husband's training camp they're like camp -- do three days every single day you know we do doubles for a month and we think we're gonna die and I had a shirt that said. It's inning were easy they call it off the. And I'm like that I get we're gonna break it up and what have you talked about Michael Phelps somehow we lost him in the -- -- -- a realistic expectations. Well I mean I don't you know. Eight is eight certainly wouldn't be realistic I mean I think it would be it would be a phenomenal story if you were gonna try. To do it but I. You know I think like -- said this is his swan song and so I think kind of whatever you know the expectations OB certainly ratcheted down. And maybe that you know maybe that's enough for him I guess what what's kind of curious for me is that. How difficult is that for an athlete when you've. You know part of part of your being used is to to do better and better and better each time each year each me. And how difficult is that the kind of you know hit it knowledge that you've got some mortality here and that you know you're not the swimmer. You worry not the track athlete you were they eat so this already but it's just now you've got bigger competition at Bryant -- -- -- so it's a. That's is being an athlete you eat yeah even though you have high expectations you have to be realistic in your goals also you can't do is. Expect to always do. Far beyond what you've done when your four years older. Always that easy Pelfrey could do that cook had quite a bit of bravado and not know you man but I always tell people analysis about doing things water and not always hotter. So you have to be you have to. Think about things and be more realistic to be realistic to yourself what they'd -- you know that when incident where. Yes. Figure that out for me. Yeah. Well put me you just have to as at least you got to know is four years since the last time you do you know which you are able to do maybe you. Not quite. There where he was the and so maybe you need to scale back and complete bill screens and then it's just as good. We're gonna wrap it up I want you to gentlemen say how many gold medals. In the house because I feel like you need to chew over some luck this week collapsing on Manning. She has more and meet with the fact -- combined. I'm eating hot through stunning work out that they are high enough I'm not. A lot of that that's gonna do it at its Olympic round came over that a -- of god in revenue -- for 45 dollar Italian dinner tonight an olive garden. And don't forget is always keep on them right here at Oxford style account for your Olympic needs.