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by mudgeg
January 12th, 2020, 4:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 24 week Pete Plan
Replies: 33
Views: 6573

Re: 24 week Pete Plan

I did the whole Beginners Pete Plan and the mistake I made at the beginning was increasing the distance AND increasing the pace. The first six to eight weeks were a breeze - every week I could just squeeze out a few more tenths per 500m but then you hit a wall. The BPP says keep the same pace, so if...
by mudgeg
October 23rd, 2019, 1:59 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing with DVT
Replies: 5
Views: 2459

Rowing with DVT

Apologies if this subject has appeared before but I have been diagnosed with a DVT and am concerned about future rowing. I am working for the moment in Bahrain and the doctors here don't seem to understand what rowing is all about! I have no idea what caused this problem, I do have (well controlled)...
by mudgeg
November 19th, 2018, 2:36 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Proteus Machine
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: Proteus Machine

Thank both. I looked at what the Proteus was providing as a power output last night for another 20 min piece and it was only registering in the low 90s. Given that even at my worst on the C2 I was at c. 150 watts for 10k those figures do seem strange and Citroen is probably right that we are not com...
by mudgeg
November 18th, 2018, 5:34 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Proteus Machine
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Proteus Machine

I have been a member of the C2 Forum for some years and an enthusiastic member of the Forum Flyers. However, I have just moved to a new job in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia which has involved me moving to a new house on an expat compound. The compound has a nice gym but unfortunately is equipped with a bra...
by mudgeg
August 24th, 2017, 7:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan 2017
Replies: 1959
Views: 399829

Re: Pete Plan 2017

@Rowan McSheen. Stu, good to see you back. I haven't posted here since the beginning of June but have been following in the background. A very busy period of work for me has ended so I am now considering coming back on either the PP or perhaps a few weeks of the BPP beforehand. I have been steadily ...
by mudgeg
June 6th, 2017, 5:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan 2017
Replies: 1959
Views: 399829

Re: Pete Plan 2017

Mike - just wanted to echo the thoughts of Jack. I've valued your advice enormously on this thread and as Jack said you have acted as motivator, coach, conflict resolver, and friend as well as many other things. Best of luck in whatever training programme you move on to. I realised over the last cou...
by mudgeg
May 31st, 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan 2017
Replies: 1959
Views: 399829

Re: Pete Plan 2017

Don't know what has happened to me really, but unlike Stu (@Rowan McSheen) who is enjoying his erging, I seem to have completely fallen out of love with it right now. Managed two days of the PP before I a was unexpectedly hit with two very long days at work, then a whole bunch of family stuff. Resul...
by mudgeg
May 25th, 2017, 5:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan 2017
Replies: 1959
Views: 399829

Re: Pete Plan 2017

PP W1 D2 SS 8000 / 35:48.9 / 2:14.3 / 25spm Yesterday first SS day for me. Tale of Two Gyms. Divide my rowing between home and office gyms both part of the same leisure group. The 'office' gym has had money spent on it and is cool and comfortable and was where I did the 8x500 on D1. By contrast 'hom...
by mudgeg
May 23rd, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan 2017
Replies: 1959
Views: 399829

Re: Pete Plan 2017

PP W1 D1 (8 x 500 r 3:30) 14:59.4 / 4000 / 1:52.4 1. 1:54.5 2. 1:53.7 3. 1:53.4 4. 1:52.8 5. 1:52.2 6. 1:51.8 7. 1:51.1 8. 1:49.9 Just a bit of a marker really as I feel I have lost quite a bit over the last six to eight weeks after finishing the BPP then being sick and very busy. To compare on BPP ...
by mudgeg
May 21st, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan 2017
Replies: 1959
Views: 399829

Re: Pete Plan 2017

@ms_minnie - I did the whole Beginners Pete Plan and the mistake I made at the beginning was increasing the distance AND increasing the pace. The first six to eight weeks were a breeze - every week I could just squeeze out a few more tenths per 500m but then you hit a wall. The BPP says keep the sam...
by mudgeg
May 20th, 2017, 3:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan 2017
Replies: 1959
Views: 399829

Re: Pete Plan 2017

@DNA_Rower -- I saw your other post too about does heat have an effect. From personal experience yes, it makes a huge difference. February - April this year, just as I was in the last few weeks of the BPP the aircon in my gym broke down. My gym has no opening windows and no natural ventilation and I...
by mudgeg
May 19th, 2017, 3:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan 2017
Replies: 1959
Views: 399829

Re: Pete Plan 2017

I'm going to start on the PP on Monday, I think. Can't tell you much I'm looking forward to an 8 x 500m as I haven't been near an interval in the last few weeeks! My plan is to work some weights in on the SS days and for the first couple of weeks at least keep the distance down a bit to the minimum ...
by mudgeg
May 17th, 2017, 7:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan 2017
Replies: 1959
Views: 399829

Re: Pete Plan 2017

Just thought I would check in again after a period of absence from this thread. I have had about six weeks since I finished the BPP on 1 April, during which time I was sick with flu for about two weeks and then have been through a period of extreme workload (about 12 hours plus per day) which has le...
by mudgeg
April 18th, 2017, 3:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan 2017
Replies: 1959
Views: 399829

Re: Pete Plan 2017

I'm going to drop of this thread for at least the next couple of weeks. I was within the final two optional sessions of completing the entire BPP (every session including the optionals)' when I fell sick. I've got rid of the virus I had but it has knocked me back and even though I now feel fine the ...
by mudgeg
April 13th, 2017, 3:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan 2017
Replies: 1959
Views: 399829

Re: Pete Plan 2017

Not strictly BPP but thought I would just check back in after a period of absence. Cold/flu virus hit me hard for the last ten days and still got a lot of crap on my chest and a cough. However, anxious to get back and feeling overweight and generally rubbish having done absolutely nothing, did a slo...