Yeah peaking is definitely an art more than a science. What has always seemed to work for me is just making sure I'm completely rested. Even if I don't hit some numbers I'm supposed to in the weeks before, if I am rested I will hit my numbers in the meet.
haha too right about hitting the bigger numbers in the meets where it counts! Ive learned that the hard way haha! sounds like a good plan! Always seems the hardest thing for me getting it right when it really counts, can train weeks and weeks for one day!