Mentors and Mentee's thread 2014

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17/07/2013 at 22:15

M...eldy you might have a cheeky pm... 

17/07/2013 at 22:27

Also willing to help mentor if anyone wants,  very much lower midpack finisher in 4 IM finishes,  will be racing again next year after an IM sabbatical.
Like a lot on here,  juggling busy job & family life with my training.
Surrey / Sussex based so mentees at this end of country would work best,  as I still like traditional communication methods!

PSC    pirate
17/07/2013 at 22:29

You haven't phoned for months mate!

17/07/2013 at 22:34
PSC wrote (see)

You haven't phoned for months mate!

 

My sabbatical included not talking to you!! 

 

17/07/2013 at 23:13

I would be very gracious of a Mentor to kick my ass,

IMUK2014 is my target, started some training last 4 weeks with a background in distance cycling ( so need to increase speed there ) .

 

Lancaster based and willing to give you some awesome images in return 

( professional portrait and fashion photographer ) . 

17/07/2013 at 23:14

I'd be happy to mentor someone, but as I'm tired and grumpy most of the time I might not be very good at it.

Credentials - done a few IMs and I occasionally go swimming with Meldy......

17/07/2013 at 23:15

Yikes - x-post with gazhilla - definitely not hankering after fashion photography! 

Hope    pirate
18/07/2013 at 05:45

Oh me neither. Definitely not!

*applies lip gloss* 

18/07/2013 at 07:42

Hey Jaffa, how about me as a mentee? If I don't decide I hate IM after my first one this year I'd like to a) improve b) combine with training for a 50 mile run and c) improve my marathon time to get somewhere close to my PB. Can offer home baked cakes and an ability to drink cider and red wine as an incentive?

seren nos    pirate
18/07/2013 at 07:56
gazhilla wrote (see)

I would be very gracious of a Mentor to kick my ass,

IMUK2014 is my target, started some training last 4 weeks with a background in distance cycling ( so need to increase speed there ) .

 

Lancaster based and willing to give you some awesome images in return 

( professional portrait and fashion photographer ) . 

 

 

am i the only one who now has the image of a pirate calender done in the form of calender girls........

Meldy wearing nothing but her hair and a pair of sunglasses

Barley just wearing his aerohelmet for modesty

Mr f would have to grow his beard a bit more

who wants to sport the pirate visor

and Plum can just sport the pirate buff........he has experience in that line

Cheerful Dave    pirate
18/07/2013 at 08:04

I'm happy to help out - still a carp swimmer but getting towards mid pack, not too bad on the bike (but not up with OC these days!) and reasonable runner.  I'll probably be back to my routine of spring marathon & summer IM next year.

18/07/2013 at 08:09

I'm in manchester, like Jaffa, mid pack IM finisher, 3 times, happy to help out anyone northwest ish

IronCat5    pirate
18/07/2013 at 08:17
seren nos wrote (see)
gazhilla wrote (see)

I would be very gracious of a Mentor to kick my ass,

IMUK2014 is my target, started some training last 4 weeks with a background in distance cycling ( so need to increase speed there ) .

 

Lancaster based and willing to give you some awesome images in return 

( professional portrait and fashion photographer ) . 

 

 

am i the only one who now has the image of a pirate calender done in the form of calender girls........

Meldy wearing nothing but her hair and a pair of sunglasses

Barley just wearing his aerohelmet for modesty

Mr f would have to grow his beard a bit more

who wants to sport the pirate visor

and Plum can just sport the pirate buff........he has experience in that line

18/07/2013 at 08:26

Seren - is it too late to delete your post..........?!

Tired Badger    pirate
18/07/2013 at 08:39

I'll be looking for a mentor again this year, my aim is for IM again in 2014, hopefully Wales if it gets a license, intend to work on the bike over the winter with hill sessions being a paticular target, aim to get off the bike fresher to actuaklly use my running ability. Also like a under 38min 10k, and under 17min 5k, 1:30 half and 3:30 Marathon in the winter season, so was thinking of some tempo run work..... Anyone like a Badger to beat for a year. 

18/07/2013 at 08:47

TB I think Cheerful Dave might be a very good fit for you?

flyaway    pirate
18/07/2013 at 09:22

I would reiterate what Meldy has said.
We're still only part way through the 2013 season - some of us havent done our A races yet! If you want a mentor, I would advise you spend some time on the forums and get to know a few people. There are several very different, very successful formats for mentoring, but I think it works best when there is some degree of shared philosophy - or at very least you get on ok! For every successful partnership, I know of one which was a total disaster, but the ones which have been most successful have been based on a degree of friendship. It's not speed dating.

18/07/2013 at 09:29

Another potential mid-pack mentor here.  5 Iron-distance finishes from a just sub-12 at Outlaw (PB) to 14:25 at Lanza this year (PW).  Surrey based.

Running Postie    pirate
18/07/2013 at 09:31

H

Britrisky wrote (see)

Just to +1 for what Meldy said - I had a mentor last year, having first read a lot of posts and posted a bit and done an oly tri ...

I got Fink, read it over and over, spent a looong time with bits of paper saying "Swim" "Bike intervals" "Long run" and the like on, moving them around on a typical working week to work out where all the sessions would fit in. I got OH on board and to agree with my plans ...

Then I ran this past my mentor, who suggested a tweak here and there, and I was off. For me it really helped to have someone to offer a bit of advice about different stuff now and again, and sometimes just to tell me what I was doing was good. 

And then I did Outlaw, and want to do it again ... and a public thanks to Running Postie!

AA

Im happy to take on another mentoree!

Blue Steel    pirate
18/07/2013 at 10:51

Hi Guys

liking the topic and would love help on my ironman journey.  My wife and i are both newbies, both in are 30's and live in the North West. So you will have both of us to push and take the piss out of! 

just a warning, I love a challenge (in 4 weeks I have improved my swimming from 50 meters to 2400 meters finishing in 50 minutes)

Plus I'm still playing rugby (union) this season, just so I can keep my beer drinking to a competitive level In preparation for PSOF gatherings.

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