Monday, June 28, 2010
So, what does Michael Phelps do after a meet in Paris?
I am told he planned to go shopping and then hang at the the Musée du Louvre.
Hanging out in a museum; probably the best museum there ever was, after a swim meet thousands-of-miles from home is classy way to bring down your blood pressure. I hope he took in a lot of the French impressionist and perhaps a gander at the Mona Lisa.
Michael Phelps had a good meet despite media reports to the contrary. He showed up in France, swam a 1:55-and-change in the 200-fly thereby blowing out the field. He qualified for finals in every event he swam and it is apparently clear that Michael is not struggling but rather picking his battles which will probably be Olympic trials for 2012.
It is time to pull back on the yardage and enjoy himself a little till at least 2011 and I suspect that is what he is doing.