2013 IM Mentoring

.....for those happy to help and those who want help

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08/07/2012 at 20:39

Think i might be in need of help for next year. Will be taking on bolton in 2 weeks time. This will be my 2nd attempt at IM. My 1st ended in disappointment in frankfurt last year when i was pulled from the course after missing one of the bike cut offs. I'm alot better prepared this time round but feel i need some help getting to the next level. My main concerns are the swim and also the fact that i'm carrying more timber than i would like. Hopefully will be taking on the outlaw next year.  Have to fit my training in round a young family and a job without regular hours.

kittenkat    pirate
09/07/2012 at 07:06
Ridgebackmax wrote (see)
KK it would be great to meet up for a rise in the spring i may be able to tempt some more of the cornish clan out as well i also come up to bristol for work quite a bit so am usually up for runs cycles etc in the evening
To return the favour once you get your training group up and going if you want to all whip down to Cornwall for a day out we have some awesome sea swim/ bike and coastal run routes

Sounds like a great plan. I'm glad there are more of us down this way than there used to be.

09/07/2012 at 08:49

to my 2 mentees - sorry that I haven't got back to you yet - been off e-mail over the weekend but I've dropped a short note to you now

Iron Muffin    pirate
09/07/2012 at 09:51

Morning all and I hope I'm not too late to this party.

I would like to find a running focused mentor. I will try and explain.....

I have done Outlaw and have loved every part of the journey and outcome. Running is my weak spot and I want to fix this before going long again. (Outlaw splits - 1.04 - 7.00 - 5.41)

In the short term I want to do a respectable 10k time (sub 50), then break 2 hours for HM and maybe a spring marathon.

Thanks

10/07/2012 at 09:56

Okay I'm a bit late to the party (yes okay before you start just like I was on Sunday) but have done this kind of thing informally in the past and I think it's gone okay (the mentees might disagree).  So if anyone is still on the look out then I'm happy to help. 

I don't really do science or platitudes but you don't need either to perform well at something where output is so closely aligned to (your) input.

As you wish.

Golden Boots    pirate
10/07/2012 at 10:42

Rosey - Sorry I've been so busy at work... will reply soon

10/07/2012 at 13:12
PMSL - I'm fuller than the winner of the 2012 Choco Dog-nut eating competition. I mean unlike dog-nuts more than two dozen mentees would be greedy right ;o)

I guess flying a bit under the radar these days people obviously don't know me that well anymore. The words smoke, blowing and @rse have never been uttered by me in the same sentence. You have been warned...albeit a bit too late.

As you'll wish you probably hadn't.
IronM.in    pirate
10/07/2012 at 13:19

I'm late to this party too, and haven't really got much to offer. I know I won't have time to mentor anyone next year, but as always am happy to answer emails, pms etc. That said, there are far better athletes on every level here than me, so I offer my advices with humble disclaimers.

10/07/2012 at 13:56

Looking for advice?

You're not **enter discipline** hard / long / consistently enough - fix this and you'll be faster.

For everything else ask Meli

(2012/13 worst mentor winner and runner-up in the choco-doughnuts eating comp)

10/07/2012 at 14:03
Gary Fegan wrote (see)

You're not **enter discipline** hard / long / consistently enough - fix this and you'll be faster.

I may print that and stick it on the fridge door.

oxymoron    pirate
10/07/2012 at 14:07

its like the good old days!

seren nos    pirate
10/07/2012 at 14:37

oxy are you looking for a mentor or a mentee

M...eldy    pirate
10/07/2012 at 15:10
or a doughnut?
IronM.in    pirate
10/07/2012 at 15:26

Holf on - if there's a Worst Mentor prize, I'm up for going for that!

10/07/2012 at 17:55
oxymoron wrote (see)

its like the good old days!

Isn't it just 

10/07/2012 at 17:55
Golden Boots wrote (see)

Rosey - Sorry I've been so busy at work... will reply soon

Don't worry, its a long way to next years race, no rush

10/07/2012 at 19:03

I think Oxy has found the doughnuts, thats the problem

M...eldy    pirate
10/07/2012 at 19:30

10/07/2012 at 20:30

This feels like a cross between an AA meeting and a dating site!!  

Arriving late to the party (as usual!) as it's taken me a few days to realise, actually I think I'd like another crack at another long distance Tri and make a better fist of it next time!  

Completed Outlaw this year, I wouldn't say raced as it was so slow.  But my aim was to get around and I managed that.  Training is my weak spot to be honest!  I can swim reasonably well.  More pool training during the winter would help, but I don't get along very well with chlorine.  It makes my skin itch and I always seem to get athletes foot after being at pools!  1.10 at Outlaw this year.

Following Dustboys Surrey rides I actually started to like the bike a bit, but suffer with back issues on long rides.  Being a couple stone overweight probably doesn't help there!  7.17 at Outlaw!

My main problem are my knees.  Slight cartillage tears on each one means it feels like someone's driving a nail through the knee cap climbing stairs.  This, in turn, has lead to Achillies tendinitus!  Masseuse at Outlaw said I needed to see a Physioterrorist as I have significant scarring on achillies that needs to be got rid of before running again.  (7.08 at Outlaw!! and the 'Pebble' award!)

I didn't follow any particular plan at all.  Bit of cycling here, bit of swimming there, but no running apart from one 5 miler!!  

So, you see I'm a reluctant trainer!  Could certainly do with some structure and someone willing to cajole me out of the door, if I'm honest!

I've got a confirmed place at VLM next year, having missed the ballot for the last five years, so am hoping some training for that will help with my 'run' time next year.  

Live alone most of the time and currently Surrey based, but hope to be in the West Country by Christmas!

Any volunteers from the 'Mentors' to take on a stubborn, overweight 50 year old would be gratefully received!  Replies on a post card to the usual address, your humble servant, Siggy!

p.s. can't make the London Social this week as I have to pick my 16 year old lad up from Guildford at 7.30pm on Friday.

Cheers!  

10/07/2012 at 20:34

Oh I've completed five marathons in the last 10 years the fastest (being the first) was 3.48, if that helps!  So I can do the run, when I train properly!!    But even then prior to that my longest run was 14 miles!!

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