ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2014 

AOTM TroyGrice

Congratulations to Troy Grice on being selected as Red Dog’s Athlete of the Month for April 2014. Well done!!! 

Troy wins the award for winnning the M40-44 age group at Luke Harrop Tri.

A big thank you to No More Knots, Active Stride, All Hose and Valves and GMN Vegie Prepi for donating this month's prizes.

 

1: Red Dog AOTM, how do you feel about that?

Very surprised & humbled. It is an award I thought I would never receive as there so many great athletes at RTT.

2: What attracted you to the squad?

Trent used to coach some swimfit sessions & the lunch squad at Yeronga Pool before RTT started. It was a natural progression from there.

3: If you were Red Dog coach for the week, what would you do differently?

Umm.. Yeah... I don't actually attend that many squad sessions so this one is a little hard to answer!

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

I try to swim 4-5 times a week. My technique is so bad I have to swim that often to maintain any sort of swim fitness. I average about 130km a week on the bike & don't like to over do the running, so one 5km a run usually takes care of that.

5: Least favourite session and why?

Any run. I hate running.

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

In triathlon: To race the big guns of my category, guys like Darren Carnell & Andrew Fuller & actually finish in front of them one day. In life: To stay happily married & to bring up my daughters to be kind, respectful, loving, caring individuals & to be the best they can be. I've enlisted Kelsey's help for the latter and she's doing a wonderful job with my little Red Pups :)

7: Favourite motivational quote?

"It's about time you stopped taking part in these races & started to compete", Trent said this to me after a race at Raby Bay two & half years ago & it totally changed my mindset & the way I go about racing.

8: What advice would you give to other Red Dogs who would like to be AOTM?

Train, train, train & train some more. Just try your best every time you get on the start line & see what happens.

9: What are your goals?

To feel like I've given my best in every race I race & to finish as high up in my category that I can. I'm doing the Sprint race at the Worlds in Edmonton in August, so I'd like to give that a fair crack. There are some other races around Australia I'd like to do, like Hamilton Island & Wollongong (where I did my first triathlon years ago), so I'll try to race those in the next couple of years.

10: Who would be your ideal training partner?

I do a bit of training with Ryan Emmerson, so he'll do. He makes me try harder on the bike than I otherwise would.

11: What do you do outside of triathlons?

I'm a stay at home dad so whatever my lovely wife Susan tells me to do! Washing, cooking, cleaning the house, running our two daughters around to wherever they have to be...

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