As part of my last monthly blog post I mentioned that I am shooting for a personal best training goal of 4.8 miles of swimming, 224 miles of cycling, and 52.4 miles of running. Today marked day 1 of this training march. I thought to myself I really should blog about this to both help me get through it mentally and to collect some best practices of what to and what not to do when attempting big fitness goals.
Dietary supplements are big business. You only have to walk into a health food store to see that. However, knowing what to use and when can be a minefield for an experienced athlete, never mind someone stepping up their cycling training. The claims made can be spectacular, almost too good to be true – unfortunately, they generally are. Below, we go through some of the key supplements that will help you go faster on your bike. Some will enhance your ability to recover between training
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 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.