2013 IM Mentoring

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

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Monique    pirate
05/10/2012 at 14:55

DK- You underestimate what I can  put up with, so message me if you still haven't found a mentor, I would love to see you do the double.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
05/10/2012 at 15:42

I do have to say that DK and Monique would be a perfect fit


Doner Kebab    pirate
05/10/2012 at 20:22

pm sent - now this scares me more than the event


05/10/2012 at 20:43

Doner's doing the Deca.... and he doesn't event know it yet!! 

05/10/2012 at 20:44
Doner Kebab wrote (see)

monique - if your down at AT next year you can slap me every time i stop for a break longer than 10 minutes and remind me that that the double is a piece of piss  

PTL - i dont think i could put anyone through mentoring me, if they wasnt grey, bitter and twisted at the start they would be by race day 

DK, who said anything about stopping??

purpletrilady    pirate
05/10/2012 at 20:49
Gladys.... My thoughts exactly
purpletrilady    pirate
05/10/2012 at 20:50
Chilliboy70 - are you joining us ?
05/10/2012 at 22:09

purpletrilady    pirate
06/10/2012 at 07:06
You know you want too .....
Edited: 06/10/2012 at 07:07
Kanga M    pirate
06/10/2012 at 08:28

Can I skip the whole mentoring thing, and just hire a surrogate Ironbod to do the race for me and I'll keep up my non-training?

Doner Kebab    pirate
08/10/2012 at 00:26
Gladys M. wrote (see)

Doner's doing the Deca.... and he doesn't event know it yet!! 

you know what, i took my time a bit replying to Monique, in all honesty i have only just really got in touch properly.Firstly, i had 2 ultras this week and was considering a mara as well for day 8 but, believe it or not, i bottled it. i just didnt know what my legs would be like after running over 100 miles in 6 days but funnily enough they are fine. 

Secondly, i sort of knew by what everyone saying, that Mon must be a bit of an idi.....  well lets just say, a special person too

I bet she knows that im going to be doing the triple next year and the deca the year after or doing something equally as silly. Maybe i should just ask you guys what my next 3 years is going to involve

 It has been an amazing trip getting from being a lazy git to an ultra running ironman but its now time to get focused and really train seriously, yea, i put the hours in last year but i didnt really train smartly, i half heartedly did my HR training and my intervals and sort of ate right sometimes and admittedly i got some OKish results, I think if I can get some focus by the way of someone breathing down my neck i may be able to improve significantly,  the last 3 or 4 weeks has seen a massive (ok, 4%) improvement in my running efficiency, thats before i did the ultras. i reckon a mentor has come along at the right time and i really would be an idiot to ignore the offer. looking forward to next seasons results  

08/10/2012 at 12:28

Purple, I'm sticking to short next year but thinking about 2014

08/10/2012 at 12:56

Cake I know I want to, however I had a great time this year at AT but I've decided on the more local, sprint maybe Olympic distances for next year. The double can wait

IronChris68    pirate
10/01/2013 at 15:03

Did all the montors get full? Or are there any available?


10/01/2013 at 15:55

Ditto what chris wrote :


Chris68 wrote (see)

Did all the montors get full? Or are there any available?


for my part, 46, now 75lbs above a sensible weight. was active a lifetime ago, but been running and swimming a fair bit since last summer.  not doing enough bike but spent the money once upon a time for a proper racer ( back when steel was the material of choice for frames and carbon was well  for drawing with )

entered outlaw half and full, going in as a virgin and eyeing a wetsuit to fit in april so I can swim outdoors.

goals ? 7/14hrs events with another 70lbs of lard missing in action.

constraints, wife, kids, work, training indoors ( wife not trusting of me outside around vehicles and stuff ).

problems : ive got too many books, too much tech and too much attitude.

oh, and im going even if I get hauled off in an ambulance. and the wieght loss is necessary for the pirate costume to fit rather unlike a stretchy thing stretched to thin

location is staffordshire, but job means from bristol to durham and crosby to corby

3hrs daily commute, 8hr day job, local pools and beginniing a habit of training at oh my god, is that a time ?

10/01/2013 at 19:37
Half distance for me too this year, full distance the year after. The mentor offer here seems genuinely generous. A big thanks to all those will to take part in it.
BluePeter    pirate
10/01/2013 at 20:34
I'm in the same boat as iron donkey. Two HIMs this year...one being the pirate DIY one and the other being the brutal half in September. I'm based in cheshire, 33, started running about 18 months ago. First mara in October 2012 in 4,07. Used to be a decent swimmer but not done enough and I'm ok on the bike.
I would love a mentor for both the pirate DIY and the brutal half, as it stands the pirate DIY will be my first tri! Not sure who to approach direct so if anyone is still available and would like to help, come and say hello...cheers.
IronChris68    pirate
11/01/2013 at 09:20

Just read through all of the thread and I am none the wiser, from what I can see all of the mentors have gone?


The Silent Assassin    pirate
11/01/2013 at 10:20

Blue Peter / Chris68

More than happy to help either or both

Blue Peter you need to revist the DIY thread need to know which day you want.




IronChris68    pirate
11/01/2013 at 10:27

Silent Assassin, PM on its way


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