2013 IM Mentoring

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

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06/07/2012 at 21:36
I am willing to mentor someone preferbably in the South West
I have done 6 IMs going from 13:40 down to 11:12
I am knocking on a bit and am based in cornwall i tend to keep training basic the most technical i may get is a basic HRM
I am a pretty competent bike mech so am good with bike maint/problems i dont mind what standard all i ask is bags of enthusiasm, honesty and no BS if you sre the type that is invlined not to shun your training i may be your man!
seren nos    pirate
06/07/2012 at 22:31
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)

seren nos wrote (see)

i think you need a new swim mentor Schmunkee...............have you considered asking Plum 

Oi, not my fault I don't know the difference between 25m and 400m

Well....your last swim mentor did let you down and leave you to it.....in waist deep water!

Her mentor can actually swim..............I only volunteered to keep her company..............she obviously fancied the canoeist company more than mine

most people can cope with my company for more than 25 metres

kittenkat    pirate
06/07/2012 at 22:36
Ironholgs wrote (see)

Hope your mentoring is better than your geography kk

Everything is better than my geography, and my maths, and my ironing.

kittenkat    pirate
06/07/2012 at 22:36

I don't iron period.

06/07/2012 at 23:08
M...eldy wrote (see)
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?

Best not

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
06/07/2012 at 23:26
I have a willing victim

I probably came accross as a bit of a twat earlier mentioning 12hr ish target etc

I think its important for a mentor to understand the stuff a mentoree is going through. so if possible choose a mentor that was where you are now if that makes sense. they will know what they did to get through things so will have lots of really relevant advice

Oh and 12 hrs is about average for a bloke.... ( 13 for a lady...?)
Of couse pirates are not average though
Blisters    pirate
06/07/2012 at 23:54

Noob Alert

PLEASE SHOOT ME

I am clearly looking over a parapet into a very dark abyss. I have been around since time immemorial, and this year have decided to think about triathlon.
-9 or so years of running, with 17 marathons, the best just sub 3.
-2 years retirement since then
-swims like a brick (crap swimmers are us)
-bikes like a noob.
-mental age 19, physical age 50

I need a mentor with a sense of wicked humour, and a sized 12 right boot.
I'm not aiming to win an Ironman, or even get Good For Age (if they do that sort of thing). I'd be happy to finish before final cut off in each section.

The question is whether KK is too sensible....

07/07/2012 at 05:47
Blisters! Good to see you
kittenkat    pirate
07/07/2012 at 08:28

BANG!

kittenkat    pirate
07/07/2012 at 08:30
yellowrubberduck wrote (see)

Hmmm realised I missed out the vital stats - I am female, 26, based in S.West - and I'd be happy for a virtual mentor, as I have a performance analyst and a PE teacher on hand (2 brothers!) to help me through day to day training if I need it....

Where are you in the SW? I'm formulating a plan to maybe get some group bike rides and mentoring sessions going down here when it stops fucking raining!

07/07/2012 at 08:34

It will never stop raining but no reason not to ride, MTBiking in prep for off road winter duathlons

07/07/2012 at 08:34
Blisters Kittenkat may be better based than me to mentor with rides invyour area etc still happy to help if you want it
07/07/2012 at 08:48

Alternately Appledore and Salisbury...group rides sound good to me - going to need all the help I can get 

07/07/2012 at 09:15

Always willing to mentor anybody through open water swimming, but I have little experience of running or biking so would be no good at the whole tri thing.

Four years ago I was terrified of OW to the extent that I had a panic attack the first time I went in.  Now you can't get me out of the water.  Happy to share experiences with those who are scared of their first OW swim.

07/07/2012 at 09:18
SuperCaz - when it fits in your diary, I wouldn't mind getting together for a sea swim especially with the swim event I have in mind for 2013/2014
ImRio    pirate
07/07/2012 at 09:23

I would be happy to mentor someone too if there is anyone who still needs some help.  I know what it is like to be back of the pack and chasing cut offs so anyone who fears that I am happy to give back some of what I have received from others

kittenkat    pirate
07/07/2012 at 09:28
yellowrubberduck wrote (see)

Alternately Appledore and Salisbury...group rides sound good to me - going to need all the help I can get 

Ah ok, there's a group of us forming, all between Exeter and Bristol.

07/07/2012 at 09:35

I'm happy to mentor anyone who is willing to take advice from a brick like swimmer!
as I've mentored runners previously,  incl a group of novice runners to Marathon success last year.

4 IM completions nearer the back of the pack (13h - 15h range),  but I've personally learnt something from each one.  Am based in Sussex / Surrey so someone Southern based would work out better for me...........30 day free trial with full refund if not satisfied

07/07/2012 at 09:44
Jaffa_ wrote (see)

I'm happy to mentor anyone who is willing to take advice from a brick like swimmer!
as I've mentored runners previously,  incl a group of novice runners to Marathon success last year.

4 IM completions nearer the back of the pack (13h - 15h range),  but I've personally learnt something from each one.  Am based in Sussex / Surrey so someone Southern based would work out better for me...........30 day free trial with full refund if not satisfied

Be warned though, your running style may alter sufficiently to take my title away from me! 

 

 

 

(not that I actually *do* mince!!!)

 

07/07/2012 at 10:21
Gladys, I fear the Mincing Award will be forever yours. No one can compete. No one can come close
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