ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2020
Congratulations to Lara Condon, AOTM for February 2020.
Lara wins for her commitment to training and consistent positive attitude. Well done!
- Red Dog AOTM, how do you feel about that?
Shocked and like a fraud, I thought only speedy people won AOTH!
- What attracted you to the club?
My friends Rob and Jeanine were part of the club and I wanted to be as fast as them. I really enjoy the variety of people and sessions and the fact that training with fast people helps to lift the level of back of packers like me.
- How much training do you do at the moment?
Averaging 13 hrs a week at moment.
- Least favourite session and why?
Any morning swim session, going from fast asleep to a cold pool is just wrong and makes me question my life choices every time I do it.
- If you had one wish, what would it be?
To have some natural talent to work with J
- Favourite motivational quote?
I have 2 that I tell myself all the time – Comparison is the thief of joy and that hard days are what makes you stronger.
- The one bit of advice I’d give to a newbie is…
Turn up and have a go – even if you are slow, triathlon is a great sport to be involved in and you can get a great sense of satisfaction and enjoyment from the training and get to meet some wonderful likeminded people. If people see you giving it a red hot go to the best of your ability you will get nothing but support and encouragement.
- My next race is…
Tweed this weekend.
- I couldn’t do what I do without…
Fun friends & coach to make even awful hard sessions bearable. And nanna naps on the wkend.
- What do you do outside of triathlons?
At the moment to be honest not much – have you seen Coach Caths Port Mac IM program!
- What’s your one guilty pleasure?
Ben & Jerrys Caramel Sutra OMG that stuff is the best and a large part of why I still can’t go up hills fast on the bike.
A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here