Friday, 30 July 2010


Someone said pain? You should tell this to your body when you feel tired:

Macca's life

How it all began in the life of this Champion:

Thursday, 29 July 2010

He gave everything!

Incredible how this happened to Alistair Brownlee last sunday.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Last one

I have one last week of my internship in Coimbra. 

I am really enjoying the life here!  

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

The view

This is the view from my apartement deck in Coimbra

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


She is funny, happy and a great athlete - a True Champion!

Look what she did last weekend in Challenge Roth - Unbelievable!

Monday, 19 July 2010

My Update

I am currently on my third week of my internship. Time has gone so fast!

I'm really enjoying being in Coimbra. It's so much peaceful than Lisboa - no airplanes, less cars, more space to ride my bike...

On Saturday I raced in Aveiro on the 2nd Stage of the Individual National Championship.

It was my 2nd Olympic Distance triathlon and gosh! it is so much difficult than Long distance triathlons. It is the combination of endurance and speed, it's like running 400 meters on the track. Sometime ago, Pedro Gomes ( one of the best triathletes in Portugal said to me that "to race an Olympic Distance Triathlon you have to be talented, I'm not talented but I pay that with work".

Bike continues to be my weakness: I have to get more strength and more muscle mass.

For now I will continue to do my working paper, to finish my internship and I will only race on the 31st of July in Marvão.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Have Fun!

Because they believe that the easiest way to change people's behaviour for the better is by making it fun to do.

They call it The fun theory.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The 4th one

These are great news for the portuguese sports!

Sérgio Paulinho wins 10th stage of Tour de France:

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

He's the one

The man to look at the Tour de France:

Andy Schleck - the 23 year old cyclist from Luxembourg and here are his thoughts about this year Tour rivals:

Thursday, 8 July 2010


Yesterday I did a good ride in a place near Coimbra - Cova do Ouro. It was hot, the course had some long climbs (10%) and with some pavé.

Today I went to the Coimbra Stadium track. It is amazing to be inside the stadium where the Academica football team plays.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


I'm sitting in my amazing sundeck in my apartment. From here I can see the olympic swimming pool, the mountains, the universities!

I've arrived in Coimbra last saturday after the Zezere Triathlon. I really liked to take part of that race - the water was at 26ºC!

On Sunday, I got to know the city (with 40ºC) and all I can say is that it is so peaceful on weekends and it has so many students and movement during weeks but it has no comparison to the Lisbon stress.

Regarding my internship, CSE has a library, a bar, lots of meetings rooms and offices. I'm working in one of those offices with 4 other researchers.

Today I went to the Olympic Swimming pool. It is one of the most modern swimming pool in Portugal!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Nice T-Shirts!

Some people have asked where I've bought some of my t-shirts.

Here it is: Cão Azul