This is my last blog post of 2011. I thought it would be a good idea to post on a topic that dominated most of 2011 for me and will consume a lot of my time in 2012. Not hard to guess, it’s athletics. Specifically, I want to talk about the ability to buy performance gains in sports.
"Richard Bakare", Cervelo, Cycling, Endurance, Exercise, Fatigue, Health, Marathons, Motivation, PEDs, Performance, Performance Enhancing Drugs, Physical Training, Spending, Swimming, Triathlon, TYR, USAT
I am late in posting this (I actually started working on it in March) but on the heels of the scheduled iPhone 5 announcement I didn’t want to sit on it any longer. Of course this is another post about technology, as if you couldn’t tell what my number one passion is. Although I have been using technology heavily for over a decade now; 2011 has really been something else in terms of the total digitization of our real world activities. This year has without a doubt been the most digitally liberating of any year since smartphones first took hold in 2007.
"Richard Bakare", Android, Apple, Banking, Cloud Computing, Digitization, Mobile Applications
I wanted to create a blog entry as a way to psychoanalyze what I did and how I try to balance work, life, and training. A quick high level background; I have been tracking and making my race results and activities public since about April ’09 and mostly via Runkeeper (click the link to see my profile). To date I have recorded over 481 activities, 3,678 miles and burned 288k calories. I began this entire training obsession with simple 2.5-3 mile runs and have worked my way up to swimming, running, and biking twice a week each for an hour or more at a time.
"Richard Bakare", Cycling, Endurance, Exercise, Physical Training, Running, Swimming, Triathlon