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by Mike Caviston
July 2nd, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What do you do to keep yourself interested/mix it up?
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: What do you do to keep yourself interested/mix it up?

It starts with a massive wall of interminable text on page 1. Level 4 is described on page 6. Yeah, what a chore that you actually have to read about it. Can't somebody make a podcast or YouTube video? Remember the document linked above is not the "definitive" Wolverine Plan - there is no such thin...
by Mike Caviston
January 17th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28823
Views: 3720593

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

The 2k+1 figure interested me, so I looked up Mike Caviston's thoughts here: https://quantifiedrowing.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/wp-notes.pdf Most people seem capable of doing this workout in 2K + 1 or 2K + 2 pace Is this quoting me or is that your own observation? If I said that, it must have bee...
by Mike Caviston
September 9th, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question on warm up.
Replies: 43
Views: 3907

Re: Question on warm up.

Actually, Mike Caviston has a story about that too. I don't remember all the details, but I think it goes like this: When he trained his girl team, sometimes some of them hadn't done their homework, and as punishment they had to start their training session by walking up and down a stair tower. He ...
by Mike Caviston
February 18th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR
Replies: 27
Views: 6026

Re: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR

I've been off the forum for awhile.....anyone happen to notice Mike Caviston pulling 6:51 as a 50+ LWT in Cinncinatti a couple of weeks ago. Not a world class time but certainly very respectable. Wonder if he's getting seriously back in the mix. And the ever present (non-present?) Ranger continued ...
by Mike Caviston
January 25th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Runner needs advice - terrible rowing performance :D
Replies: 46
Views: 6230

Re: Runner needs advice - terrible rowing performance :D

I ran before I became a rower (high school track, and general conditioning for football and basketball) and while I was a competitive rower during college (back in the Stone Age, ergometers were not common). This was the late 70s-early 80s. Throughout the 80s running and cycling were my primary acti...
by Mike Caviston
May 21st, 2018, 11:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wolverine plan, anyone?
Replies: 271
Views: 43499

Re: wolverine plan, anyone?

https://s25.postimg.cc/8tr8cnntb/EFF9_AA9_D-_FCA1-4_D0_A-8_B77-3_CB526984_A88.jpg Where is this from? It looks as though somebody took my table and reproduced it incorrectly. Some columns seem to be systematically off by one second per Reference Pace. Note in the upper left under "2K pace" 1:27 is ...
by Mike Caviston
May 16th, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wolverine plan, anyone?
Replies: 271
Views: 43499

Re: wolverine plan, anyone?

Been doing the program now for 17 weeks, 6 sessions a week with three 60' L4's per week. Started at 17.8spm and have added 6 strokes per week. I have been going over my goal meters, more so over the past few weeks. It seemed to me that over time, what "feels right" at a given stroke rate, particula...
by Mike Caviston
May 14th, 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wolverine plan, anyone?
Replies: 271
Views: 43499

Re: wolverine plan, anyone?

I don't keep track of anybody's training on a regular basis, so I don't know if you guys have addressed this already. But those are some pretty big gaps between goal and actual meters. Ideally there would be no more than 3-4 meters gap for 60 minutes, and being right on the money isn't that difficul...
by Mike Caviston
March 21st, 2018, 10:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wolverine plan, anyone?
Replies: 271
Views: 43499

Re: wolverine plan, anyone?

60' 1,116 strokes 18.6 spm Ref pace 1:42 184/186/188/184/186/188 Goal meters: 14,790 Meters rowed: 14,843 60' 1,122 strokes 18.7 spm Ref pace 1:42 184/186/188/190/188/186 Goal meters:14,814 Meters rowed: 14,864 Interesting family of sequences you've been using. I've used more combinations over the ...
by Mike Caviston
March 8th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wolverine plan, anyone?
Replies: 271
Views: 43499

Re: wolverine plan, anyone?

I did not suggest that the plans were solely lsd. But rather questioning the absence of faster/power work. Trying to say that as the plans were old that may be the reason as there was a different philosophy then... Sports science has moved on! I've continued to follow developments in sports science...
by Mike Caviston
February 26th, 2018, 11:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wolverine plan, anyone?
Replies: 271
Views: 43499

Re: wolverine plan, anyone?

I can't imagine myself following the full plan year round given the I tend to burn out on the Pete Plan. There's a difference between repeating a grocery list of workouts copied from another source, and following an actual training program that considers the appropriate balance of volume and intens...
by Mike Caviston
February 4th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Using Paul's Law to predict my 2K race pace
Replies: 45
Views: 11126

Re: Using Paul's Law to predict my 2K race pace

“If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic?” ― Sam Harris "The work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consen...
by Mike Caviston
February 2nd, 2018, 12:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Using Paul's Law to predict my 2K race pace
Replies: 45
Views: 11126

Re: Using Paul's Law to predict my 2K race pace

I don't want to disrespect someone who has taken a lot of time and put in plenty of effort to provide advice to help others. And I hate when people parse posts line by line. But this is just plain wrong, so... The French protocol 500 test is useful if you have nothing better as basic pace guide and ...
by Mike Caviston
March 2nd, 2017, 12:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with HR zones
Replies: 71
Views: 15003

Re: Training with HR zones

The simple question, what should such a erger do? Your response, silence........ You seem not to have an answer I don,t get why you feel the need to respons to me, if you don,t want to answer or comment. Wow. You realize that some people don't spend all day on the Internet, and you may have to wait...
by Mike Caviston
February 28th, 2017, 11:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with HR zones
Replies: 71
Views: 15003

Re: Training with HR zones

I do know I should start at 16/18/16/18/16 for 40 min. And build from there. Do I follow the plan, no. Focus was not 2k. Well, there you go. If you don't follow the plan, the plan won't work. You know that and aren't concerned about maximizing your 2K, which is fine. But don't suggest the premise o...