G3 MENTOR/MENTEE PROGRAM

Multisport can be a bit overwhelming, especially to those who are just beginning.  G3 has set up this program with the goal in mind of pairing up members, typically athletes newer to the sport with those who have a better understanding of the sport.  This is done by pairing mentors and mentees through a questionnaire.  Our goal is for new members to have a contact person that can help them through the transition period.


Through trial, error, and networking, mentors have learned some helpful hints that they would love to share with you.  This is NOT a coaching program, but rather a way for you to have a more personal connection with the club from the start.


Sign up to be a Mentor: If you have completed at least one triathlon of any distance and feel you would be able to share your experience and provide helpful information.


Sign up to be a Mentee:  If you are new or fairly new to the sport and would like some guidance.


Our facebook page is another great place for questions and group discussion. You will find our members have a wealth of knowledge about the sport. Whether you are interested in swimming, cycling, running,  observing/volunteering, or you have an Ironman distance on your bucket list, our members will welcome you with open arms and support you.  We will very likely help you reach and exceed your goals to make those dreams possible.  


*Ladies, we highly suggest you check out the Women for Tri facebook page. It is a great source of information, and we promise you will be inspired. You will likely laugh along the way.


Here are a few great websites with tons of articles:

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/USAT-for-Me/Athlete-Resources/Beginners-Guide

http://www.active.com/triathlon/articles



Contact Karen Harbaugh:  karenharbaugh@cox.net  and specify if you would like to be a Mentor or Mentee.

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  • Mentees: (Those new or fairly new to the sport)  Please answer the following questions:

    • 1.     Name,  gender,  age,  Where do you live (side of town?)
    • 2.     Do you prefer a male or female mentor?  No preference?
    • 3.     Have you done a triathlon in the past?
    • 4.     Are you planning to do any events in the next year?
    • 5.     Are you interested in super sprint, sprint, Olympic, 70.3 or 140.6 distances? Would you prefer to observe/volunteer and see if a race is something you might like to “Tri?”
    • 6.     What concerns do you have about triathlons?
    • 7.     Do you have a background in swimming, cycling, running, other?
    • 8.     Do you have a suggestion for a type of clinic/talk/seminar that you feel would benefit you most?
    • 9.     Would you like to form a training group with other new  members that may be interested in doing the same distance race or even the same race as you?
    • 10.  Please share anything  you are hoping to get out of the program, any specific goals you have for the year, or other information that you feel may be helpful in structuring the program.

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    Mentors:  Please answer the following questions:

    • 1.     Name,  age, Where do you live (side of town?)
    • 2.     Do you prefer a male or female mentee? No preference?
    • 3.     What types of triathlon distances do you prefer? 
    • 4.     What is the longest distance triathlon you have completed?
    • 5.     How many years have you been racing?
    • 6.     Are you signed up / training for a specific race this year?
    • 7.     Which of the 3 sports do you consider your strongest? Weakest?
    • 8.     Are you comfortable working with more than 1 new triathlete?
    • 9.     Please share recommendations or ideas for the program, any specific goals you have for the year, or other information that you feel may be helpful in structuring the program.

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