2013 IM Mentoring



  • Looking for advice?

    You're not **enter discipline** hard / long / consistently enough - fix this and you'll be faster.

    For everything else ask Meli image

    (2012/13 worst mentor winner and runner-up in the choco-doughnuts eating comp)

  • Gary Fegan wrote (see)

    You're not **enter discipline** hard / long / consistently enough - fix this and you'll be faster.

    I may print that and stick it on the fridge door.

  • its like the good old days!

  • oxy are you looking for a mentor or a menteeimageimage

  • or a doughnut?
  • Holf on - if there's a Worst Mentor prize, I'm up for going for that! image

  • oxymoron wrote (see)

    its like the good old days!

    Isn't it just 

  • Golden Boots wrote (see)

    Rosey - Sorry I've been so busy at work... will reply soon image

    Don't worry, its a long way to next years race, no rush

  • Pebble 2Pebble 2 ✭✭✭

    I think Oxy has found the doughnuts, thats the problem image

  • This feels like a cross between an AA meeting and a dating site!!  image

    Arriving late to the party (as usual!) as it's taken me a few days to realise, actually I think I'd like another crack at another long distance Tri and make a better fist of it next time!  

    Completed Outlaw this year, I wouldn't say raced as it was so slow.  But my aim was to get around and I managed that.  Training is my weak spot to be honest!  I can swim reasonably well.  More pool training during the winter would help, but I don't get along very well with chlorine.  It makes my skin itch and I always seem to get athletes foot after being at pools!  1.10 at Outlaw this year.

    Following Dustboys Surrey rides I actually started to like the bike a bit, but suffer with back issues on long rides.  Being a couple stone overweight probably doesn't help there!  7.17 at Outlaw!

    My main problem are my knees.  Slight cartillage tears on each one means it feels like someone's driving a nail through the knee cap climbing stairs.  This, in turn, has lead to Achillies tendinitus!  Masseuse at Outlaw said I needed to see a Physioterrorist as I have significant scarring on achillies that needs to be got rid of before running again.  (7.08 at Outlaw!! and the 'Pebble' award!)

    I didn't follow any particular plan at all.  Bit of cycling here, bit of swimming there, but no running apart from one 5 miler!!  

    So, you see I'm a reluctant trainer!  Could certainly do with some structure and someone willing to cajole me out of the door, if I'm honest!

    I've got a confirmed place at VLM next year, having missed the ballot for the last five years, so am hoping some training for that will help with my 'run' time next year.  

    Live alone most of the time and currently Surrey based, but hope to be in the West Country by Christmas!

    Any volunteers from the 'Mentors' to take on a stubborn, overweight 50 year old would be gratefully received!  Replies on a post card to the usual address, your humble servant, Siggy!

    p.s. can't make the London Social this week as I have to pick my 16 year old lad up from Guildford at 7.30pm on Friday.

    Cheers!  image

  • Oh I've completed five marathons in the last 10 years the fastest (being the first) was 3.48, if that helps!  So I can do the run, when I train properly!!  image  But even then prior to that my longest run was 14 miles!!

  • Prince Siegfried wrote (see)

     Masseuse at Outlaw said......



    Was that the blond with the big jahoobilala's?...............image

  • Feck me Siggy, you've just descibed me!image

  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    I have a mentee at last.  Now I don't feel like a social outcast.

    By not going long next year and a few things becoming calmer this end, I might actually find time to talk to him too.




  • Mouse you could mentor me image


    (caveat - I'm not intending to do one but the sentiment is there)


    I did actually observe PS's laid back approach to this event (swim a couple of times, ride a bit more than normal but no training plan as such....   running... well I'm on week 2 of C25K and have trained more than him) and think if he finishes maybe I should consider this...

  • You were perfect for me M..o.use, as I was also a bit busy to listen image.  Seriously though, the level of communication was spot on as I was relying your technical expertise, and when I asked that's exactly what you gave me, in spades. 

    Someone is very lucky to scoop you.

  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    N'awww VT'd you're too kind.

    VT'd - have you got someone else for next year, or do you want another year stuck with me?  I promise I'll do a better job.  I just can't get on all the threads all the time and communication has to be more mentee driven via PMs and e-mail.

    Madge - for what might you like to be mentored.  I'd love to mentor you. 

    Actually, I bet you're a stubborn cow.


  • Match made in heaven VT'd?!!  image 

  • Oh and Foo, spot on mate!!  image

  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭



  • Flat Foo..  !!

  • Stubborn? Moi?  I prefer to think of it as I know my own mind

  • Like Madge, I think I might need a mentor, but as I don't quite know exactly what I want to do, I don't know who to approach image
  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    Foo means something naughty where I come from Siggy, basically you're calling him a .......

    Madge - image

  • It's Foo Foo a little further down the M4 image
  • Schmunkee more times than I can count I have offered to kick your arse, I take it from the lack of takeuppance you dont want it kicked that much   image

    and a Foo is a Madge where I come from too  image

  • I am too scared of you, Meldsimage. I would be going from one extreme to another in mentors image

    I will PM you tomorrow and let you know what and how I am thinking re Tri and running
  • Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)
    Like Madge, I think I might need a mentor, but as I don't quite know exactly what I want to do, I don't know who to approach image

    Join Team WitchyPig, you know it makes sense....

    I don't know how you're confused since you're on my list....



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