2013 IM Mentoring

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

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06/07/2012 at 17:06

I now have 2 lined up and one who wants to just bounce technical stuff off me so that's me full as well

 

Tired Badger    pirate
06/07/2012 at 17:07

Are there any mentors with spaces left in the W midlands, leicetershire, warwickshire, areas?

 

06/07/2012 at 17:08

Still room here.  I might be shite at doing them but I do have a gym instructors qualification

ET7
06/07/2012 at 17:36
Errrr think it's my geography that's up the spout!
ET7
Nurse Ratched    pirate
06/07/2012 at 17:40

I have a mentor.

Who lives nowhere near me.

It will be a virtual mentorship!

06/07/2012 at 17:46

Ok so I'm 38 year old female, married mum of 2 teenage boys; with no sporting backround. Lost 50lbs with Weight Watchers in the last 18 months so now at a good fighting weight.

Did road race bikes as a teenager but dodgy knee put paid to that. Have now thoroughly grown out of dodgy knee so no excuse there any more. Dad has taken on the new cycling fanatic in me and is upgrading my ancient road race bike every time I turn my back. I do aim to keep it, it's a very light aluminium frame that suits my short stature rather well. I can change tubs on it etc so I'm not too horrific on that front.

Started running Jan 2011 but had trouble with plantar fasciitis (sp?) and shin splints, loosing 40lbs cured that and this year completed couch to 5K, did some park runs averaging just over 30 mins, did 10K race 4 life in 62 mins and am now working my way through a half marathon plan.

I've joined my local Tri club and started their pool swimming sessions 2 weeks ago, verdict is that officially I can't swim, however 2 sessions in and things are improving a lot and I don't appear to be the slowest., quite.

Thinking of a half marathon in late Sept and a full on Nov 4 th.Entered first sprint tri on Sept 9th. Not certain about IM distance yet but ideally would like to. However feel I should achieve the above before I can commit properly.

Also I do better with not setting big goals as I turn them into huge things that take over my life. But I am a detemined bear and usually achieve what I start, I just do a lot better with an incremental approach. If that makes any sense?

Came across to all this after having to retire my 2nd horse, since keeping two pasture ornaments happy in retirment stops me affording a 3rd I needed something to do with my time and here I am.

I do suffer with nerves so need to over train and underachieve on the day if that makes sense.  But I also do better if I have to cowgirl up and get on with things myself rather than when I have someone I can panic at in person.

Any takers?

 

 

Edited: 06/07/2012 at 17:49
06/07/2012 at 18:03

I've reunited with my run mentor. He's willing to take another chance on me!  

06/07/2012 at 18:16
Hi Tired Badger, I'm new myself and am delighted to have Fat Buddha agree to Mentor me. I live in Earl Shilton and use Bosworth water park for open water splash about. So if you fancy going down one Thursday night then I'll be happy to hook up with you? I have spare wet suit to if you need one.
06/07/2012 at 18:17
TIred Badger put you private message on to also grab Happy Chap while you have the chance.
M...eldy    pirate
06/07/2012 at 18:20

Have a read back through guys, people are offering to be mentors and are being missed ......  Jump in and ask

Frodo, glad you are sorted  

06/07/2012 at 18:22
AliBear30 which Marafun you thinking of Nov 4th. Where you from?
06/07/2012 at 18:29

There's no denying we're a pretty special combination, Meldy

M.r Zuvai    pirate
06/07/2012 at 18:53
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)

I'm happy to mentor, if anyone's interested.

i've sent you a PM CD

M...eldy    pirate
06/07/2012 at 18:57

Frodo he is special indeed 

AliBear .. PM Mouse or HC, they will suit you perfectly

Razor51    pirate
06/07/2012 at 19:01

Cheers FB...

M...eldy    pirate
06/07/2012 at 19:09
Iron Rose wrote (see)

OK, if I haven't scared the brave souls off that have already PM'd me I am full up. Roll on 2013, the pair of them just need to decide what race now

Can I tell them the truth now?

06/07/2012 at 19:14
***lurks***

I was chuffed with my swim & bike times on Sunday (16mins quicker for the swim & 40mins quicker for the bike) but wasn't able to see what I could do on the run.

Off for dinner now but will read properly later.
Tired Badger    pirate
06/07/2012 at 19:19

Thanks Silver trucker, I've PM'd happy chap, thanks.

06/07/2012 at 19:20
Nurse Ratched (Baconlube CEO) wrote (see)
Tired Badger wrote (see)

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

You're out of luck TB.  There's no-one on this forum who's good with lists.............

How very dare you?  Just cos I ain't posting, it doesn't mean I ain't lurking

Britrisky    pirate
06/07/2012 at 19:23

I've switched my PM thingy on now ...

I don't have a mentor yet - any suggestions / offers? 

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