ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2014
Congratulations to Kate Weir on being selected as
Red Dog’s Athlete of the Month for September 2014. Well done!!!
Kate wins the award for her consistent effort and positive attitude at training.
A big thank you to Endura, No More Knots and Fusion Cycles
for donating this month’s prizes.
1: Red Dog AOTM, how do you feel about that?
Very surprised, shocked, very lucky to be given the honour of Red Dog AOTM.
2: What attracted you to the squad?
I knew Trent from Swimfit, but never thought I would be good enough to join his triathlon squad. A friend of mine had been training with Red Dog for a few months so I decided to give it a go. Best thing I could have done.
3: If you were Red Dog coach for the week, what would you do differently?
Well not a great deal, just look at the athletes we have, our coach has it under control. Maybe the 5k time trial along the gravel track at the uni so I don't have to count laps - just out and back.
4: How much training do you do at the moment?
Since Ben and James joined Red Dog my training has increased from 2 sessions to up to 8 sessions a week. The goal is to do at least 2 swims, 2 runs and 2 rides a week. I have also discovered the Monday morning yoga to be a fantastic start to my week.
5: Least favourite session and why?
Long ride on a Saturday- I hate trucks.....
6: If you had one wish, what would it be?
To live a long and healthy life, and be the best I can be.
7: Favourite motivational quote?
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney
8: What advice would you give to other Red Dogs who would like to be AOTM?
Just keep trying your best. People do notice. It’s a wonderful reward.
9: What are your goals?
To do my first Olympic distance tri in under 3hrs.
10: Who would be your ideal training partner?
I already have the ideal training partners. There is so much encouragement and advice in our squad. I always have someone to chase or stay in front of. What more could I ask for?
11: What do you do outside of triathlons?
Apart from working part time and having 3 teenage boys and the Bike Sherpa (my husband) to look after, I enjoy a nice glass of red wine on the weekend while sitting in the sun and relaxing.
11: What's your one guilty pleaure?
Chocolate....and more chocolate.