Are you new to triathlons or MMTC? Are you looking to train for a new triathlon distance? Do you love triathlons and want to share your knowledge and excitement about the sport with a beginner or aspiring Ironman triathlete? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the MMTC Mentoring Program is looking for you!
The MMTC Mentoring Program is a formal, voluntary relationship between an experienced athlete and a new or less experienced athlete looking to get into triathlons or train for a new distance.
Mentoring has been identified as an important influence in training and race readiness for all levels of athletes. Mentoring can be another effective component of an athlete's overall balanced training program. The major function of mentoring, within triathlon training, is to promote the newer athlete's development and comfort within one or all of the disciplines in the sport of triathlon.
This program will seek to serve those triathletes interested in training for any of the following race distances:
- Sprint Distance: 750 m (.5 mile) swim / 20 km (12.4 mile) bike / 5 km (3.2 mile) run
- Olympic/International Distance: 1.5 km (.9 mile) swim / 40 km (24 mile) bike / 10 km (6.2 mile) run
- Half-Ironman "70.3": 1.9 km (1.2 mile) swim / 90 km (56 mile) bike / 21 km (13.1 mile) run
- Ironman "140.6": 3.8 km (2.4 mile) swim / 180 km (112 mile) bike / 42 km (26.2 mile) run
While these mentoring relationships will hopefully produce positive developmental outcomes, both mentoring programs and relationships sometimes fail due to a variety of causes and problems (e.g., lack of participation, no leadership involvement, poor planning, unrealistic expectations, and "fuzzy" goals). Successful mentoring efforts require proper understanding, planning, implementation and evaluation. The MMTC Mentoring Program is not a coaching program, but it is a program that will attempt to best match your expressed needs with someone who has the skill set and desire to assist you in meeting your realistic goals.
If you are interested in looking for a mentor, please fill out the Mentee Form.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out the Mentor Form.
If you have any questions, please email the Mentoring Coordinator.