Have you ever wondered how power training and performance optimization could be the keys to unlocking your full cycling potential? In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with a true legend in the world of cycling, Hunter Allen. As a former professional cyclist, co-author of influential training books, and co-developer of TrainingPeaks software, Hunter has been a driving force behind the evolution of power training principles. In this podcast, we explore Hunter’s remarkable journey, the power of power training, and valuable insights for busy professionals striving to enhance their cycling performance.
About the Interview
Listen as Hilary explores Hunter’s remarkable journey, the power of power training, and valuable insights for busy professionals striving to enhance their cycling performance. Learn about Hunter’s journey from a professional cyclist to a coaching expert and developer, to ultimately leading to the founding of The Peaks Coaching Group. Discover Hunter’s top three strategies for optimizing training time, helping individuals balance their cycling goals with their professional lives. Hilary and Hunter also discuss the significance of FTP, or Functional Threshold Power.
About Hunter Allen
Legendary cycling coach, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter and Cutting-Edge Cycling, co-developer of TrainingPeaks, WKO+ software, and founder of Peaks Coaching Group.
Widely known as one of the top experts in the world in coaching endurance athletes using power meters, Hunter Allen’s goal has always been to teach athletes how to maximize their training and racing potential through professional analysis of their power data. This goes hand in hand with his philosophy that a power meter helps athletes discover their true strengths and weaknesses, quantitatively assess their training improvements, and refine and maximize the focus of their training.
As a coach, Hunter makes sure to look at each athlete as a whole person. He excels at designing custom programs designed to maximize each rider’s potential. He believes we are human beings working closely with other human beings, and it’s important to him to work hard to find your strengths and weaknesses and to help you improve your skills, then develop a realistic plan that works for life. It is important that a coach learn as much as he can about you as an athlete and as a person in order to better develop a plan for success. He has now coached over 400 athletes and still learns something new from each one. For more information visit www.peakscoachinggroup.com.