March Athlete of the Month 2011 - Troy O'Shea

Reddog AOTM, how do you feel about that?

It’s huge mate, just falls behind the National championship at M’ba J

What attracted you to the sport of triathlon?

To be honest it was about keeping fit after football. Then I was addicted!

If you were Reddog coach for the week, what would you do differently?

I think you do a good job Trent, maybe try and group the different distances together somehow.

How much training do you do at the moment?

Weekly- Swim 15km, Bike 200km, Run 2/3 sessions H2O only (Calf injury)

Least favourite session and why?

Don’t really have one, love training hard. I hate it when I can’t make a time or slacken off during a session.

If you had one wish, what would it be?

Tri wise it would definitely be to represent Australia at the Olympics.

Favourite motivational quote?

THINK YOU CAN, BELIEVE YOU CAN AND YOU WILL!

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

Just be consistent with your training and it will come.

What are your goals?

Short term- To be in the mix at the World Champs in Beijing.

Long term- Work my way up to the pro/elite level and be competitive.

Who would be your ideal training partner?

Courtney Atkinson- Because he is a great bloke and he would push me along massively. He’s a freak!

 

February Athlete of the Month 2011 - Brad Garlick

Reddog AOTM, how do you feel about that?

I was very surprised to receive such a prestigious award!!!  It was a great feeling of accomplishment.

 

What attracted you to the sport of triathlon? 

It was initially a bet between a few work mates about 2 years ago to enter the BRW.  I enjoyed the training and racing so much that I haven't stopped since. Also I have lost heaps of weight and now I can pretty much eat whatever I want which also keeps me going.

 

If you were Reddog coach for the week, what would you do differently?

I would organize more Sunday Sessions….they are great fun.

 

How much training do you do at the moment?

I try to fit in an average of 8 sessions a week (10 to 14hours), minimum 2 of each discipline

 

Least favourite session and why?

Running, because it hurts.

 

Favourite motivational quote?

"A Grand Final was never won on a weekday".....I like to save myself for race day.

 

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

Keep at it!!  You don’t need to be the best athlete but people tend to recognize your efforts.

 

What are your goals?

Continue to improve my times at each race and my goal is to break 2hrs and 10mins for an Olympic distance

  

Who would be your ideal training partner?

My ideal training partner would be someone who is stronger than me so that I can push myself harder at training.

 

 

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