NOVEMBER 2012 ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – ROSIE MCGEOCH
Congratulations to Rosie McGeoch on her selection as Reddog’s Athlete of the Month for November 2012.
Rosie wins the award for winning the Female 35-39 Age Group at Noosa Triathlon.
A big thanks to Aussie Tom, The Aqua Shop and Robson from Active Stride for donating this months’ prize.
1. Reddog AOTM, how do you feel about that?
It feels fantastic to be recognised among a squad of awesome athletes. I’m also very grateful to the sponsors for the prizes too! Thank you
2. What attracted you to the squad?
I researched a number of squads prior to joining Reddog and was told the squad had a reputation for being friendly, sociable and people didn’t take themselves too seriously.
3. If you were Reddog coach for the week, what would you do differently?
Introduce a yoga session. It’s not just about flexibility – yoga builds incredible strength, balance, mental focus and teaches you how to breathe through some serious discomfort (surely that’s helpful for triathletes??). It would be pretty entertaining to watch too!
4. How much training do you do at the moment?
I train every day (1-2 sessions per day), yoga and core sessions & weights for my dodgy left glute.
5. Least favourite session and why?
Any session on my own. I never push myself as hard on my own and I like the banter (aka sledging) that goes hand in hand when training with other Reddogs.
6. If you had one wish, what would it be?
That I could be a talented musician, produce electronic music and spend my time living between Berlin, Paris and New York. Or that my nose didn’t run when riding my bike. Not sure which wish is more realistic?
7. Favourite motivational quote?
I don’t really have one but I did see a quote on my gym wall the other day which I thought was pretty spot on – ‘If you don’t have the confidence, you’ll always find a reason not to win’. Carl Lewis said that. I think there’s definitely something to be said about backing yourself in all aspects of life.
8. What advice would you give to other Reddogs who would like to be AOTM?
My observation is that people who win AOTM demonstrate consistency and commitment to training. So my advice would be, turn up to training and give it a good nudge while you are there. Oh, and also listen to and apply what the coaches tell you. That certainly helps!
9. What are your goals?
I have lots of different goals around races and stuff (i.e. do the Cairns half ironman without dying in the cane fields) but the overall goal for me in triathlon is to keep having fun, learning, developing and finding out what I am actually capable of doing and fully testing my limits. Achieving this while still indulging in my vices of plonk and gourmet food is the best case scenario. I do appear to have lost my drinking fitness though….
10. Who would be your ideal training partner?
Generally someone who is encouraging, faster than me so I can really push myself to keep up and someone who likes to engage in silly banter and not take themselves too seriously. Lucky for me there’s plenty of people in Reddog who fit the bill.
11. What do you do outside of triathlons?
I love music so I spend time going to gigs and festivals and am always grooving on tunes at home and in the car. I am also a big fan of art and love poking around GOMA and QAG and really, really love my food. I did bake 4 different slices for the Noosa tri! I also love practicing yoga – it’s a nice contrast to the intensity of tri training.