Wednesday, 25 November 2009

New friend?

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Wow what a finish!

Do you remember Hamburg Triathlon 2007?

The last 1,5km of this race was incredible and I just remember it every time I pass someone when I'm running.

Watch it out:

Monday, 23 November 2009

Concerned about your health?

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).

You can find more things about your nutrition in Ben Greenfield's website. He is a triathlete and a personal trainer.
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).

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Kids and Politicians: Good match up?

From Reuters

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Swimming World Cup

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

In this World Cup: Five World Records Set During Day One Finals and
10 World Records Set In Day Two Finals

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Do what I say, don't do what I do

Apart from lectures and studying, triathlon is getting in my daily routine for the past 1,5 year.

But some people ask me what is my number of swims, rides and runs per week and here it is.

I've been doing this for the last three weeks since I'm in the Base period phase (basically lots of volume and low-medium intensity). The distance and time depends on days.

Swim:4x 3000 to 3500m
Rides: 5x 30km to 70km
Runs:4x 1h to 1h45
Gym: 2x 45min

The only rule I have is to organize myself the best way, plan the day after including some risk (unexpected events that take place and take me some time of the day).

P.S. If you want to get a healthy life you don't need to this.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

36h later...

After 1,5 days without internet, tv and telephone,

I have to say that we are so dependent on those things!

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Shot Gun!

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)

Friday, 6 November 2009

Are you afraid?

I laugh when people say: "I am only one person my changes will not affect anything"

Come on!

If every and each person would focus on changing is mind and attitudes towards global warming, this little contribution from each person would help to change the world!

I changed some things in my life: I use more public transports, do not use plastic bags, do not leave my DVD player and my computer on stand by...

You can do it too. You have more money in your pockets in the end of each month and you help to preserve the earth!

Best October Pics - Reuters