ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2013

 

 AOTM JenV

Congratulations to JENNIFER VEITCH who wins the June AOTM award for her consistent training and positive attitude she brings to every session.

A big thank you to Ben McCormick from All Hose and Valve, Sue Rigato from GMN Vegie Prepi and No More Knots for donating this months’ prize.

1. Reddog AOTM, how do you feel about that?

Quite humbled, there are a lot of great athletes in the squad.

2. What attracted you to the squad?

The need to improve my cycling.  After training with some other squads, I was impressed by how friendly and helpful GB and the other cyclists were.  I like the spirit of the reddogs to encourage you to do your best and without thinking that it diminishes their own achievements.  It’s a point of difference!! 

3. If you were Reddogcoach for the week, what would you do differently?

Get some downward dogs going!  Yoga – get on it!

4. How much training do you do at the moment?

3 swims, 2 runs and 2 rides.  This may change as I get ready for my first half.

5. Least favourite session and why?

Probably pull buoy swim sets on Monday nights when I get smashed by the boys in my lane.  I get them back on Wednesday fins though ;) My arms know they should be scared when they see Frizzell or Drew are taking the swim set.

6. If you had one wish, what would it be?

To live and work in France.

7. Favourite motivational quote?

Quite clearly, everyone has their own personal journey.  People succeed in as many ways as there are people.  Some can be completely fulfilled with destinations that are much closer to home and more comfortable.  But I hope you are able to carve your own path and lead yourself to the places you wish to go, to within a whisper of your own personal perfection.  To places at the very edge of your dreams. 

Michael Johnson ( 200 and 400m Gold Medallist).

8. What advice would you give to other Reddogs who would like to be AOTM?

Be consistent and trust your coach(es) – sometimes I am cheeky and run faster than I ought to (its the Forest Gump effect – I just like running).

9. What are your goals?

To go as hard as I can at Port Macquarie in October and then see if I can qualify for Worlds Olympic distance team for 2014.

10. Who would be your ideal training partner?

A mix of people who like to race each other, heckle each other and still go for a beer together at the end (particularly if there’s a dress up party).  Special mention to people who help me improve my running technique (Bretto) and give me pointers that stop me falling off my bike (Harts).  

11. What do you do outside of triathlons?

Dance, shop, visit the awesome shoes at DJ’s, giggle with my friends, go to yoga.

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