Pirate Mentors / Mentorees 2011

Who needs help, who can help

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O.rangeCannon (kona-7)    pirate
15/08/2010 at 17:49
Lots of newbie pirate fodder turning up for Outlaw and Regensburg.

I found having a mentor last year really useful to avoid the same old mistakes, or just to confirm what I was doing was OK.....

last years thread....

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/forummessages.asp?UTN=148409&URN=12&dt=4&srchdte=0&cp=1&v=1&sp=

Anyone fancy being mentor?? If so you can let people know here......

Otherwise, if you are looking for a mentor,you can also try PMing a pirate you fancy, (i who you feel may have something to offer) they may say yes, they may say no, (as they may already have mentorees, or may now be doing other stuff...)

Cona    pirate
15/08/2010 at 18:17
I've just completed my first IM distance event last week at the Outlaw in a time way above my original expectations. I targeted 13 hrs but my day couldn't have gone any better and I came in at 11hr28mins. Over the moon.

I'm in for Regensburg next year, I'm very competative with myself and have another target now for the IM race in 2011. I'm based in Cheshire and would love someone more experienced than me to chew the fat with, look at training and try to get me around in 11 hrs!!!!! I can dream can't I? 
GOM.    pirate
15/08/2010 at 18:55

Glad to been of some use

Am happy to help again, but won't write training plans, am just there if you need to talk things through.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
15/08/2010 at 18:59
Me too - like many "trainers" I know what needs to be done but am myself very slow. Doesn't mean I can't mentor. Happy to give out advice if anyone wants some.
seren nos    pirate
15/08/2010 at 19:11

I need help in how to balance training for an Ironman and an ultra at the same time..............I think the ultra will be 5  weeks after the IM

purpletrilady    pirate
15/08/2010 at 19:18

just read my post on last year's thread

iron purple m.aiden wrote (see)
I would love some mentoring. Not planning an Ironman this year but hoping to do two middles next year and ironman 2011.

how funny!

15/08/2010 at 19:30
Cona wrote (see)
I've just completed my first IM distance event last week at the Outlaw in a time way above my original expectations. I targeted 13 hrs but my day couldn't have gone any better and I came in at 11hr28mins. Over the moon. I'm in for Regensburg next year, I'm very competative with myself and have another target now for the IM race in 2011. I'm based in Cheshire and would love someone more experienced than me to chew the fat with, look at training and try to get me around in 11 hrs!!!!! I can dream can't I? 

you know where I am, not doing plans but can review and comment and am in Cheshire. I can chew fat with the best of them
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
15/08/2010 at 20:01
Im more than happy to help anyone, probably not best if youre ultra competitive and into very specific focussed training as im more laid back so probably better suited to beginners.   Happy to offer lots of advice and guidance, look tat/critique training approach/plans etc. 

Its worth pointing out my view that a mentor is pretty much the above and differs from a coach in that a coach is a lot more hands on, provides and checks up on training plans etc.
15/08/2010 at 20:06
I'm happy to help too in pretty much the same way Barley said.
Cona    pirate
15/08/2010 at 20:15
Rosey, that'd be great. Don't need a plan but always worth talking through what I've done this year and looking at where best changes could be made, also some company on those lonely rides if we we're both planning on going out at the same time. Will drop you a PM over the coming weeks if that's ok?
Doozer.    pirate
15/08/2010 at 20:35

Cona, always willing to offer advice if you need it. Mail me or facebook!

 If anyone is interested in plans, I am setting up my own coaching business at the moment, as well as coaching for a well known coaching company (i know it is frowned upon to advertise but I am a regular contributor to the forums) so if anyone is after a more professional approach and wants to know more, please feel free to PM me. 

Sits back and waits for the onslaught of SPAM comments! 

M...eldy    pirate
15/08/2010 at 20:37
SPAM !!!!!!!!
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
15/08/2010 at 20:39
Doozer, are you any good at making trifle?
Doozer.    pirate
15/08/2010 at 20:40
not as good as you are at eating it!!!!!
Doozer.    pirate
15/08/2010 at 20:46
M...eldy wrote (see)
SPAM !!!!!!!!

M...eldy wrote (see)
SPAM !!!!!!!!

might have known you'd be first
15/08/2010 at 21:05
Hi I am looking for some mentoring - Ideally to review training plans I've put together and advise how to go faster to beat the cut off's.

I'm not currently very structured and am just sort of going out and doing stuff...

Any one up for the challenge?
15/08/2010 at 21:23

The way a mentor would work really is to help the new guys avoid the mistakes at the first time around, this means that some of the guys that just did Roth, IMUK and Outlaw are more than capable of helping the new ones do this, you don't have to sort plans out and critique, just chat to people over email and be a sounding board, if there is something you don't know, point them to the forum, thats what its for.

Cona, will be riding I hope over the next few weeks regularly, did a nice hilly 85 today round Cheshire and you are more than welcome to join in. We can chat then or after over coffee/cake.

O.rangeCannon (kona-7)    pirate
15/08/2010 at 22:10

I'm taking Roseys hint.....

I'm free for a novice........

Edited: 15/08/2010 at 22:11
15/08/2010 at 22:13
Lol, OC and ShuffleB you guys should really meet up....
16/08/2010 at 06:20

Taking the hint as well ....

I did my first IM this year at Roth and I'm slow and carp but if anyone new has questions and what not, I'm in. 

I might have questions myself on how to de-slow myself!

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