Sunday, 24 October 2010

I needed

After a couple of days sick with a sore throat and a strong earache because of this sudden change in weather - from sunny days and 20ºC to a 4º or 5ºC..

I was lacking some motivation to train and today's ride - sunny, wet, windy and freezing - was the perfect way to recover my mood and my motivation!

Friday, 15 October 2010

One week

I'm getting more homeworks to do and it's getting a bit cold here (5ºC).

To complicate things a bit I have a cold.

I found this to motivate me:

Thursday, 14 October 2010


Mom, Dad can I do this?

Monday, 11 October 2010

It was like this

Nice ride on saturday morning with the Tri-Anglia guys. 80km done to Reedham 

Then I have watched the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii from 5pm on saturday until 3 am on sunday (i have only watched the pros) and then from 7 am until 9 am to watch the some of the most amazing men and women age-groupers arriving before the cut-off (before 17 hours).

In the pro-field the aussies dominated the race with two of my references winning - Chris Mccormack and Mirinda Carfrae:

Some more photos:

 2010 IM Hawaii race gallery - part 1
2010 IM Hawaii race gallery - part 2

On sunday at 10am off for another long ride this time with the guys from the University Triathlon Club. 60km towards the Whitlingham lake (a lake with about 4km long - the place where between May and September it is possible to swim).

Friday, 8 October 2010

Ironman World Championship

Tomorrow will be a great day. I will try to follow every second of it...

One day...

Thursday, 7 October 2010

These Ads

These adverts make me feel happy:

Monday, 4 October 2010

Pics Promised

Here they are - some of the best moments till now:

The University
 The Track
 The postman
 The squirrels
 The green in the parks

 Hmm...the smoothies
 The city centre
 The pubs
 British lunch :D
 Colman's famous mustard - the so called English Mustard
 Nice - Duck Eggs
 3D football
 Football even in the toilet
 The university with the students
 Look what I've bought
 Ride stop in a distillery

Saturday, 2 October 2010

I'm still here

Hi everyone!

Before I will say anything else I just want you to know that now I'm going to write here in blog regularly - every friday to show you how my life is going in these days (apart from posting interesting things here).

It has been three weeks of establishment here in the house, in the University and in the UK.

I'm living in a house near the University (10 mins walk) with three other guys that I've met when I arrived here. They are all english and all studying in the same Uni as me. One is doing a Phd in Chemistry, one a MSc in Games Development and the other is finishing his undergraduate degree in Spanish (but he don't understands portuguese). I have some local shops near my house (1 min walk) where I can find two which I prefer: the bakery with fresh bread and the grocery where I can find lots of fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. In the local shops I can also find a Fish and Chips shop, a mini market and a butcher. For the rest of shopping I have to go to the city centre (15 mins by bus).

In the University I had a pre-sessional course where I did a revision of maths from my undergraduate degree and I had to do a course test (easy!). Last monday I have begun my lectures and the semester will only finish in the 16th of December (no holiday nor bank holiday in the middle). I will have some course work to do and the exams for these semester courses will be in May (only in May?!).

Regarding Triathlon, I am now a member of Tri-Anglia and also a member of my University triathlon club I have lots of space to run in the parks and to ride in roads with no cars. I also have a 50m swimming pool, a gym and a track close to the University.

I have been training alone for the last 2 weeks but last week I ran with some friends (one did 2 Ironman's, an Ultra-Marathon racer (did Mont-Blanc this year) and a duathlete from Gibraltar who is going to the CommonWealth Games next week) and today I did 80km with some of the members of Tri-Anglia (so good to ride in peaceful roads in a sunny day!).

The weather here is always changing - some days raining and some sunny days. It's getting cold (7º C last night).

I am really enjoying the life here. The peaceful life, all green (with squirrels and rabbits everywhere), the friendly people (they are always ready to help and never horn when I am riding my bike).

I will keep you updated!

P.S. Pics are coming...