ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2014
Congratulations to Andrew Kent on being selected as Reddog’s Athlete of the Month for January 2014. Well done!!!
He wins the award for 1st TQ place in his age group at the TQ Aquathlon championships.
A big thank you to Active Stride, GMN Vegie Prepi and Reddog Triathlon Training for donating this month's prizes.
1. Reddog AOTM, how do you feel about that?
It’s about time!! Seriously though I’m humbled knowing there’s some great athletes who’ve won it previously.
2. What attracted you to the sport of triathlon?
The chicks. Ok and the fact that this squad has the perfect balance of athletes of all abilities including some of the best age groupers in the country. Then there’s the social side with plenty of opportunities to catch up with friends at various functions. Not to mention the awesome support you get at races when you run past the Red Dog tent and your mates yell out support, or heckle you in the case of Trent lol. And the chicks. Did I mention the chicks?
3. If you were Reddog coach for the week, what would you do differently?
I’d like to do a monthly or bi monthly long bike TT not only for the training benefit but to practice pacing and nutrition/hydration strategies.
4. How much training do you do at the moment?
I average about 10 – 12 hours a week through the year. A little more in summer and a little less in winter. Around 1 – 2 swims, 3 – 4 bikes and 3 – 4 runs per week.
5. Least favourite session and why?
Probably swimming in a 25 metre pool. Not sure why but it kind of does my head in.
6. If you had one wish, what would it be?
To live a long, healthy, active and interesting life.
7. Favourite motivational quote?
Shut up legs.
8. What advice would you give to other Reddogs who would like to be AOTM?
Consistency. Over the last couple of years I’ve been more consistent and it’s starting to pay off.
9. What are your goals?
Just keep improving and getting faster. Maybe qualify for the Duathlon worlds in Adelaide next year. Get on the podium in some more races and keep having fun.
10. Who would be your ideal training partner?
Anyone who’s got some good stories to share and knows not to take anything I say too seriously.
11. What do you do outside of triathlons?
I love to travel and I’ve been to over 42 countries. Next trip is in April/May to Phuket, Laos and northern Thailand.
12. What's your one guilty pleasure?
Dancing up a storm at triathlon after parties. That and chocolate. And pastries. And ice cream.