Friday, 30 October 2009

Good news!

My pre-season started this week and I'm getting in the rhythm.

Next week will be determining about my future in triathlon.
I have to make choices: sponsors, teams, equipment...

Monday, 26 October 2009

Festival Bike Santarém

This Bike Show happens every year and it's where the main bike brands with dealers in Spain and Portugal show their goodies for 2010.

I went there and took some photos (in this album I have Sergio Marques and Mark Cavendish bike's photos) :

P. S. (Now I have to study for a test on thursday - Internacional Financial Markets)

Thursday, 22 October 2009

To remember

how water entrance in triathlons can be really tough sometimes:

(Clif Bar sell organic tasty bars and shots)

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Green Pepper Restaurant

Why does everytime I go to Green Pepper I feel my stomach like exploding and feeling that I gained 1 or 2 kgs?

You know food tastes so good that I want to eat everything over and over again.

This is my order when I go there:
1st full dish with salad and cold vegetables,
2nd big soup with 2 or 3 slices of bread,
3rd full dish with hot food and to finish either a big ice-cream cup, a crepe,
a crumble or a tasty cheesecake.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Bio shop in Lisbon

Miosotis is an organic and bio shop that opened last year in Lisbon.

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.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Amazing quote

Steve Prefontaine (an American middle and long-distance runner) once said:

"The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die"

Thursday, 15 October 2009


Mmmm... Chocolate and Banana Crepes! (Better with Homer Simpson voice)

I had one of these delicious crepes after the toughest workout of the day.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


I think I have some kind of disease. I think it's serious.

I can talk about it, breathe it, it sure flows through my veins, I begin to figure it out...

I am a Triaholic.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Kona review

Congratulations to Sérgio and Paulo who finished Ironman Hawaii!

In the elite race, Craig Alenxander an australian triathlete won the race for the second consecutive time.

For the girls, Chrissie Wellington a british triathlete won the race for the thrird consecutive time and finished 32nd overall (some guys felt pretty bad).

This is the video in which Chrissie crosses the line:

Some photos:

Saturday, 10 October 2009


Don't loose the greatest triathlon event of the year: Ford IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

Ironman is one of the toughest triathlon race: 3,8km swim, 180km ride and 42,2km run

Portugal we'll be represented with two athletes: Sérgio Marques (Elite) and Paulo Codinha (Age-Group).
(Photo taken from Sergio's blog)

The race begins today at 5.45 pm (Gmt) and you can watch it live from or

Thursday, 8 October 2009

As days passing by...

I have in my hands something that have not come yet to Portugal.

Specialized launched the new bike shoes for triathlon and they are already mine. These are called Specialized Trivent 2010.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Old passion

Cooking is something that I enjoy doing. It's fun to make everyone happy by tasting delicious dishes (sometimes).

Today was one of those days. I felt that people that came into my house enjoy it. Ok I had a little help: my mom cut some vegetables into pieces while I was doing the other dishes.

This was the meal: (these are not my pictures, sorry I had not time for taking my pics)

Coriander, Carrot and Courgette soup;

Chicken breast and vegetables Wok with soy and ginger
Blackberry and apple pie

P.S. Please close your mouth and clean your drool

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Busy days

After Setubal, I have been very busy.

I was thinking that the off-season had come but actually training is getting more specific as I am going to the Estoril Olympic distance triathlon in 18th of October.

Uni classes are becoming more challenging as teachers feel it's time for works and tests.

Another work which is taking me some time is the digital marketing course website. I have to make a website that features internet publicity: a vague stuff.