2013 IM Mentoring

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

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07/07/2012 at 14:41
Whilst on the thread, I think I might just approach someone soon to help me, so be afraid (and turn off your PM functions!)....

but also more than happy to mentor someone? I did the usual pirate thing of coming from no swim bike run background but did a half one year, then IM Regensburg last year in 12.49.
Very up to speed with the family pressure on training thing! (2 kids, wife not into the whole scene, thinks its all a bit mad etc)
Ironholgs    pirate
07/07/2012 at 14:51

aren't you beyond help Gladys?

07/07/2012 at 14:56
Ironholgs wrote (see)

aren't you beyond help Gladys?

Well you certainly were on the Outlaw run Holgs!!

M...eldy    pirate
07/07/2012 at 15:04
Gladys M. wrote (see)
Ironholgs wrote (see)

aren't you beyond help Gladys?

Well you certainly were on the Outlaw run Holgs!!

On the look out for a mincing Mentee 

Ironholgs    pirate
07/07/2012 at 17:11
Gladys M. wrote (see)
Ironholgs wrote (see)

aren't you beyond help Gladys?

Well you certainly were on the Outlaw run Holgs!!

Can't argue with that mate, couldn't even manage a mince.

mellifera    pirate
07/07/2012 at 18:04
SlowE - no I didn't get it! I think I'm already full but could still you some general ideas. Main thing is that what you are is basically working, you just need to give it more time. Try contacting me on FB?
Running Postie    pirate
07/07/2012 at 18:16

2 on Board...I think!

OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
07/07/2012 at 18:40

SlowEngineer.....
did 11:36 then 10:54 in my first year being self coached.
then 10:37 last year and was aiming at 10 - 10:15 this year till I broke.
I'm getting coached at the moment as well, so may have some tips / advice to pass on on approach, structure etc etc.

Im also in london if that helps...?

Alternatively Doozer also offered his services last year, and CD I think offered himself up as well above......

 

Edited: 07/07/2012 at 18:46
M...eldy    pirate
07/07/2012 at 18:49

I think there are a few people who have offered and have not been taken up ... lost in the pages !!

07/07/2012 at 19:02
Princess Leah wrote (see)

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?

Leah, I had similar problem with swimming lessons, I booked a 6 week improvers course at the local leisure centre and the first lesson really helped me, however after that the instructor had nothing to add other than to say my technique looked good. so i spent the remaining lessons just practicing with no further instructions. (apart from instructions I preffered to ignore from my research on the swimsmooth and Total immersion websites) 

I think the problem was the instructor was used to teaching complete beginners to swim but could not do the more technical breakdown that I needed in order to improve. I did however get to the stage where i was confident enough to swim with the local triathlon club and the instruction I'm getting there is really starting to make a difference.

ImRio    pirate
07/07/2012 at 19:06

Leah I am in the same boat as you.  Perseverance helps loads.  But in order to swim quicker you have to swim quicker.  I improved from 45 min 1500 to 32min with a decent structured swim programme.

OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
07/07/2012 at 19:14

rio.....  where did you get the program...??

 

07/07/2012 at 19:15

I'm happy with my running and confident that my swimming will be up to scratch by the time i'm ready to do an ironman in 2013, where I am lacking is in the cycling department, I know nothing about road bikes and not sure where to begin with getting one suitable on a budget. In the mean time I'm starting to build up time on my mountain bike.

Any mentors willing to help us out with sourcing / sizing of a road bike and cycle training?, and if they were based in the Beds / Herts / Bucks area then that would be even better.

ImRio    pirate
07/07/2012 at 19:15

My mentor  OC

Edited: 07/07/2012 at 19:16
07/07/2012 at 21:39
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
Britrisky    pirate
07/07/2012 at 23:20
H0NK wrote (see)
I think the problem was the instructor was used to teaching complete beginners to swim but could not do the more technical breakdown that I needed in order to improve. I did however get to the stage where i was confident enough to swim with the local triathlon club and the instruction I'm getting there is really starting to make a difference.

I've had that experience myself - got a refund! There's a masters club where I live, but reckon its OW swimming I want coaching in. I can really feel a difference in my position when I'm in my wettie. Made an enquiry with local tri club ... so I'm sure that'll help

TheEngineer    pirate
08/07/2012 at 00:03
O.rangeCannon I came, I saw, I knitted wrote (see)

SlowEngineer.....
did 11:36 then 10:54 in my first year being self coached.
then 10:37 last year and was aiming at 10 - 10:15 this year till I broke.
I'm getting coached at the moment as well, so may have some tips / advice to pass on on approach, structure etc etc.

Im also in london if that helps...?

Alternatively Doozer also offered his services last year, and CD I think offered himself up as well above......

 

Sounds great. I'll PM you.

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.

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

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