2013 IM Mentoring

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

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M...eldy    pirate
06/07/2012 at 10:20

TJ .. why would you want/need two mentors?

06/07/2012 at 11:02

TJ - 2 mentors could offer conflicting advice. best stick with one.

I'm happy to mentor anyone - I have one on board so far, but am open to more 

and for those who don't know me, I'm a fat old fart.  probably one of the oldest around these parts - only beaten by Ironwolf I believe (and she is well old...  ).  5 IM finishes under my ample belt.  an ex-rugby player (front row) who can be described as a drinker with a triathlon habit.  I live on the seaside in GWR - you'll need to work that one out....

oh - and I've retired from IM racing 

NV
06/07/2012 at 11:04
fat buddha wrote (see)

oh - and I've retired from IM racing 

regularly...

06/07/2012 at 11:10

only 3 times, NV.  I think Pebble holds the record with 8.... 

06/07/2012 at 11:19

So do people who retire do so just for the triumphant comebacks?

kittenkat    pirate
06/07/2012 at 11:27

They retire because they really mean to retire... It just doesn't always happen that way!

Golden Boots    pirate
06/07/2012 at 11:39
Iron Rose wrote (see)
Am available this year, not bothered whether it's a sub 10 or achieve a life long goal.

I like gadgets and use training peaks to map training and log workouts.

Motivation is a good thing but you wouldn't be here if you weren't eh ?

Can provide experience about racing/training/nutrition more than anything else but happy to 'help' with training structure, what I can't provide is the reason to get out the door when it's raining, snowing or just plain not nice, that's yours.

Interested, you know where I am.

Rosey - I have pm'd you... after this weekend I could definitely use some sensible advice should I go long again next year

oii
06/07/2012 at 11:39

brilliant thread!!!

ello  33 year old 5ft 2" podgy (back at weight watchers as of weds 4 july to lose 28lbs) competitive female looking for technical mentoring for 140.6 late season 2013. ideally looking at challenge henley but maybe outlaw if feeling good. based Gloucestershire.

Will need serious arse kicking/motivation during heavy training which always brings on major wibbles and a dark mindset.

also looking for someone to keep me realistic, as i imagine i race like rachel joyce, when i actually race like a podgy short person  

i really despise swimming as i am flippin useless at it! have had lessons so basics are there. fear of water that i cant see the bottom of a bit issue.
LOVE the bike, my fave part, must learn simple mechanics though.....
have run two marafuns, but running is my darkest area as i forget to enjoy myself!!!

first sprint tri was May 6 2012, next one July 22nd.

Tired Badger    pirate
06/07/2012 at 11:53

This feels a bit like the pirates version of dragons den..... I'm too looking for a mentor, would like to complete Outlaw as my first IM. I'm a 38 yo Male based in Atherstone Warks. I have a full time job which includes international travel, I also have a young family one little girl 20mnths, 1 little boy 3yrs and thankfully a very supportive wife.

Looking for a mentor for support, some technical, some fitting it in.......and with training plans techniques ETC. 

My running's not too bad, I'm a member of the local running club and expect to complete my 3rd marathon in Oct (Chester) in approx 3:45 - 4:00.

 Swimming - Started FC in April in the pool, swin 60 ish lenghts twice a week, and its coming along slowly,I haven't attempted OW yet and don't have a wetty.

Cycling - Haven't done any long rides, cycling twice a week approx 16 - 25 miles, up to 17.4 mph.

Anyone willing to take another beginner preferably in the area that I could possible use for help with first open water sessions and longer bike sessions?

 

M...eldy    pirate
06/07/2012 at 12:02

GB .. good choice, you two will be well matched!


My dance card is now full as well, I have a couple for Team Meldy, I forgot to mention that no one is allowed to beat their mentor 

Razor51    pirate
06/07/2012 at 12:39

Ok....Who wants a challenge??

For any one who met me at the weekend will know I'm an old codger...... but a tough, stubborn old git.

I live in the Manchester area and do my Ow swimming in the Salford Quays,

Background , done marathons, half marathons (1980's)  played rugby, gym etc, always kept myself in reasonable condition.

10k..55mins....5k...25mins

Entered  Outlaw this year only for my dreams to be shattered 8 weeks out with a fall off my bike resulting in fractured Fib and dislocated ankle. Cast came off 2 weeks ago and have managed to get some swimming, turbo sessions in .Did the 3k swim on Saturday 1.32 (think I was second last) but coming back from injury didn't give a shit where I came just glad to have finished it.

Physio will determine when I can start running again but until then I will keep up with what ever I can.

So what do you think???....

kittenkat    pirate
06/07/2012 at 13:15

I've just been sitting drinking coffee with one of my mentees. Started already and I'm just remembering that feeling of 'Oh shit I'm going to do an ironman'

Can take on one more person, PM me if any takers.

06/07/2012 at 13:30

Razor - PM me - I like a challenge.. 

06/07/2012 at 13:46

 

Before I clog up anyone’s time, I could do with some advice about how far off the mark I am with even entertaining the thought of an ironman.

I just cannot get the thought of IMW out of my head. It’s pulling at me with some invisible string! But could I do it? I run, but I’m not fast (marathon pb at Loch Ness 2011 was 4:13) and I know nothing about bikes, cycling or swimming. I’ve now got a road bike and have been pootling about on that and swimming for a few weeks now. But, I am unbelievably slow. I have read all about people who can’t swim/cycle being reassured that lots of people start in that position. But what happens if you’ve started, but are already worried about the cut off? I read somewhere that you have to average 16mph on the bike to make it – I barely average 14mph and that’s only over 11 miles on a reasonable flat. Surely it will be enough of a challenge to increase the miles to 112, I just can’t see how I can speed up as well. With swimming I’ve had 2 lessons now (three to go) and done one OW session. Most of what I read is that people should get lessons, get their technique sorted and it will all work out. That actually depressed me as my instructor said my technique is quite good – if my technique is good, yet all the breaststrokers still overtake me what scope is there from improvement?

Edited: 06/07/2012 at 13:47
ET7
06/07/2012 at 13:57
KK..cheers for the coffee and sound advice...I'm thinking more 'yes i can do this' rather than 'oh shit' at the minute...guess that will change! Be good if your other mentee was south west based as well...though guess its not vital. Think I read somewhere that Nurse ratchet is looking for mentor and is based this way....someone also posted that she likes cake and Chardonnay ... Winner in my book!
ET7
kittenkat    pirate
06/07/2012 at 14:01
ET7 wrote (see)
KK..cheers for the coffee and sound advice...I'm thinking more 'yes i can do this' rather than 'oh shit' at the minute...guess that will change! Be good if your other mentee was south west based as well...though guess its not vital. Think I read somewhere that Nurse ratchet is looking for mentor and is based this way....someone also posted that she likes cake and Chardonnay ... Winner in my book!

You can do it! Start with a nice day out to TriUK

Nurse has a mentor already but if she's based this way she might want to come to our little OW swim group

Britrisky    pirate
06/07/2012 at 14:02
PL - I'm intrigued to read responses to your post, because I'm in almost the same boat as you, speed wise ... perhaps if we get picked by a mentor we might pair up?

Like you I really want to do it and I believe I could tough it out endurance wise but really unsure where speed comes from if it's not there already.
Tired Badger    pirate
06/07/2012 at 14:05

Maybe someone good at lists could update the list of newbies and their mentors, or nebies that still require a mentor.

06/07/2012 at 14:09
Britrisky wrote (see)
PL - I'm intrigued to read responses to your post, because I'm in almost the same boat as you, speed wise ... perhaps if we get picked by a mentor we might pair up?

Like you I really want to do it and I believe I could tough it out endurance wise but really unsure where speed comes from if it's not there already.

Sounds a very good plan!

seren nos    pirate
06/07/2012 at 14:09

Princess leah............there are many on here that did an ironman with a much slower marathon time than you..........

to do IM you need to averaage 14mph on a course that has a 16 hour cutoff..as long as you caqn swim and do T1 in 2 hours which is the majority apart from the truley bad swimmers..crap swimmers usually manage........

before my firat IM i rarely averaged 12 mph on my bike............but the closed roads and the adrenaline of the day made me finish well within the cutioff.................

IMW is a tough bike though.............so you would want to get a lot of bike miles and hills in...........its a lovely course but tough..............

regarding the swimming..............if you are not scared of water or open water then i think the hardest part is done.its just a case of learning the technique and practise

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