As the pre-season is reaching its middle, I have some news for you:
1) Last sunday (13/12) I ran the Christmas GP a 10km run and I felt light and confortable - 37:50min was my finishing time.
2) For the next season I'll be sponsored by Becker Distribution: They are the european distribution of blueseventy, the leading brand in triathlon wetsuits, swimskins and open water swimming. Blueseventy stands for the best wetsuits and swimskins in the world, and Becker distribution represents international sales expertise at the highest level.
I would be the first athlete in Portugal who is sponsored by them ;-)!
3) I'll be sponsored by Hammer Nutrition: Hammer Nutrition provides top quality endurance fuels and supplements to help serious endurance athletes reach their highest level of athletic performance. They don't use preservatives or simple sugars in their products.
4)In January the 4th I'll begin my Uni exams, so for the next two weeks I'll be studying! (And playing Wii on the breaks)
Type 1 diabetic athletes from the Triabetes triathlon team, test their bloodsugar with glucose meters one last time before entering the water of Tempe Town Lake at the Ford Ironman Arizona in Tempe, Arizona
For those who are concerned about what you are putting into your body, stop consuming all that energy drinks like gatorade and bars like reduced sugar protein bars from powerbar!
These type of packaged foods cause damage to your body.
Apart from having aspartame, sucralose and all that kind of artificial sweeteners these also have artificial colourings. These type of foods can have an inflammatory effect in your body and eating them repeatedly can mean cancer (not now, but in 10,20 or 30 years).
Because I'm concerned about what I'm eating when I train (and when I'm not too), I found Hammer Nutrition (I pay for their products). They have all kind of supplements that you need but these don't have simple sugars (they only use maltodextrin a complex carb) , artificial sweeteners or additives.
Another good sports bar brand is Clif Bar (I'm not sponsored by them). Their bars taste really good and all their bars are made of brown rice syrup, oats, nuts, seeds...
Feel free to ask me more about nutrition or about those brands (and where to find them).
Roland Schoeman of South Africa is seen from underwater as he hits the water surface on his way to set a new world record in the men's 50m freestyle finals at the swimming World Cup in Berlin November 15, 2009 - 20,57 on short course (25m)
Paul Biedermann of Germany is seen from underwater as he sets a new world record in the men's 200m freestyle finals at the swimming World Cup in Berlin
Had an amazing ride to Sintra today with a friend from Azores who is living near my house. With the exception of strong wind near Guincho the rest of the ride was big fun. (3h - 68km done with some hills)
Yesterday I went there (for the 3rd time) and bought some things like meat, quinoa, bulgur, fruit...
You know I think some products are a bit expensive but gosh fruit and vegetables taste different like these have been picked just for you.
I think we have to come back to our roots to preserve nature.
The time of big mass cultivated land with lots of pesticides to make these grow really fast and the time of animals (cows, pigs and chickens) fed with protein and drugs to make them increase size has passed.