Thursday, 30 April 2009

3 Portuguese in Korea

Tongyeong in Korea welcomes the international triathlon community for this weekend’s landmark event – the start of the inaugural Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series.

This series represents an innovative change by creating seven first-class World Championship events and a Grand Final where the world's best triathletes are competing head-to-head, featuring live television.

You can watch Bruno Pais, João José Pereira and João Silva, the three from the elite men who are competing for Portugal, live on (6:10) or RTP2 (15:00), sunday 3rd May.

Tomorrow you can watch at the same time the elite women. Vanessa Fernandes will not be there.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Because we have to give a smile to life

With all the problems around: recession, terrorism, global changing climate...another one is now on the news.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Last Saturday report

Dann Brook has won the Lisboa International Triathlon, half-iron distance race, last saturday, against a quality international field. Sérgio Marques was the best portuguese (9th) and Pedro Gomes second best (14th).

Congratulations for the two of them and for all the portuguese who battled a long way to the finish line!

Here is a video of Lisbon fish and flavours. I went there on day 8, saturday but the video shows how it looked inside. I was there with two other friends, enjoying fish, desserts, drinks and the whole great environment.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Tomorrow: 1 day, 1 place, 2 events

Tomorrow will be a big day for Parque das Nações and for me.

Nearly 600 athletes from different countries will participate in the Lisboa International Triathlon. It's a long distance triathlon, an Half-Ironman, with 1,9km swim, 90km bike and 21,1km run. My coach and other friends will be there.

No, I'm not in this one. But i'll be a memeber of the staff.

Still in Parque das Nações, in Pavilhão de Portugal, beside the Triathlon Transition Park, it'll be time for some fish in Lisbon Fish and Flavours.

There i'll enjoy the best Portugal chef's recipes.

It'll allow all visitors to appreciate innovative cuisine creations based on fish and seafood in a relaxed environment.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

A difficult problem: Laziness in Portugal

How can portuguese sit hours and hours in front of the tv doing and producing nothing?
How can they watch daily morning and afternoon tv shows in the 3 main channels?

A study, carried out by scientists at the University of Navarra in Spain and reported by BBC News, shows that Portugal is officially the laziest nation in the European Union.
Research into who leads the most sedentary lifestyles suggests that nearly 88% of Portuguese inhabitants get hardly any exercise and spend lots of time sitting down.

Lack of exercise has become recognised as a major risk factor for obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Exercise is the activity that most promotes community spirit and that's what i think is missing in Portugal.


Police new tool

Like Policemen in Lisbon or in other European countries, chinese policemen are also using segways (the electric machine that only uses two tyres to move, a good invention but still very expensive) now for other situations:

Now imagine a lazy policeman running after a pick pocket, i think he would probably be uncertain whether protect the segway or catch the thief.


Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Coldest Marathon on Earth

Earth Day

Today we celebrate the Earth Day!

I'm really worried about the future of the planet.
Let's change human acts, thoughts and behaviours.

Let's start today, we can change the planet together!

I wish but i can't

I begin my blog by saying that i've got a calf injury. This happened in my last triathlon in quarteira, Algarve, in transition from bike to run.
First the fireman thought i was a football player so apllied some special spray and I happily finished the course. Second, lack of magnesium.

Now I'm in recovery phase. I have lots of energy but i simply can't force the muscle.

Hope this will be fine as soon as possible.