Tuesday, 29 March 2011


Finally Spring has come and with it the good weather (not cold here anymore - only for the British because with only 15ºC some people go to the Uni in shirt and shorts - but still not as bad as in January or February) the sun and more hours of daylight that give me plenty of time to be and do my training outside!

The semester is coming to an end and the Easter break is in 1 week - yes I'm back to Portugal for 1 month. Can't wait to see my family and friends!

So for now lots of work to finish and 1 test the day before I go back home.

Let's get the work done!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

I wish

I had this bike...

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


The most comprehensive race listing website in the world with the easiest race search.


Now with blog updates by a guy called Miguel - Do you know who he is?

Monday, 21 March 2011

Milan-San Remo

The winner of one of the best classic races:

Friday, 18 March 2011


The story of a team:

Thursday, 17 March 2011


What Ive used in my last HalfMarathon last sunday.

This is so tasty: it's like having a break for a coffee in the middle of the race.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


British University Championships or British University Championships Stoned?

Monday, 14 March 2011

This year

Extreme conditions...

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Last year...

...was like this

This year with all the big names in there it'll be different. Portugal will be represented by Pedro Gomes in the elite race. A preview here: http://www.uae-sport-guide.com/tag/abu-dhabi-international-triathlon-news.html

Don't forget! - this Saturday 12th of March.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Race for food

This is what happens when I get hungry:

Today I had a free day in my training. So after a bike ride in the morning with some hill repeats and the whole day studying at 5pm I was feeling hungry. Plus I had this big problem: one thing was missing at my kitchen - bread!

I was not in a mood to dress myself 3 or 4 layers of clothing, plus scarf and gloves and wait for the bus.
So I said "I'm going to run to the bakery and back" - 6km to go and 6 back +- 1hour. That's what I need. I thought I had two bricks in my bag on the way back but after 1 hour I was back with four packs of bagels! Yes they arrived safely!


Thursday, 3 March 2011

Watch out the dog

This is what a downhill rider did in Chile:

In this persperctive we can feel his nerves and emotions!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Decisions Decisions...

The more options you have the more probability it is to not choose anything. That's happening to me.

After having some assignments to hand in and some tests, now is time to decide which topic I'll focus during 3 months - my dissertation topic. I have many ideas but it'll take some time before a decide which one will be the best (regarding all the constraints: time, etc.). 
I might have it by the end of this week though.

Apart from that last week the weather was not bad (8-12ºC) and sunny. I manage to get out and ride with a brilliant blue sky last sunday. This week the grey and cold weather is back (I need summer!)

The training is getting done and on the 13th of March I'm going to the Norwich Half-Marathon - can't wait!