Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mike's Music

What more can we say about Michael Phelps? I feel like I should be talking about his accomplishments in some big way, but how can I add to the already crowded MP fan club that the Internet has become in the last week? People everywhere are writing about him, his mom and sisters, how his mom raised this phenom, his training practices, etc. But here's my question. He seems pretty into that music he's always listening to. So what is it?

I recently wrote a post about my music habits (and my kids') on SV Moms Blog and I'm pleased to see today that I'm listening to the right stuff to win some gold bling. Here's what Michael says about his music (found in some obscure article I googled):

"I have walked out to race with my headphones on throughout my whole career and listen to music until the last possible moment. It helps me to relax and get into my own little world. What do I listen to? Eminem is great [Phelps had Eminen's 'Till I Collapse' playing before winning that first gold]; his Marshall Mathers LP is one of my favourite albums. I'm a huge Dr Dre and Notorious B.I.G. fan, too, though who I listen to depends on my mood."

Hip hop and swimming. Yay!

Oh, and today we did those damn 3 x 200 IM "test sets". Could have used a little Eminem mid-set there for sure.

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