Allen Bio

Hunter Allen of Peaks Coaching Group
Hunter Allen of Peaks Coaching Group
Hunter Allen is widely known as one of the top experts in the world in coaching endurance athletes using power meters, Hunter’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 power meter philosophy that a power meter is a tool to help discover an athlete’s true ‘strengths and weakness’, quantitatively assess training improvements, and refine and maximize the focus of their training. “Power Training can add a whole new dimension to your cycling. Hunter’s power training method has built success at all levels of cycling and endurance sports, training such well known professional & Olympic athletes such as Jeremiah Bishop (Volkswagen-Trek), 2008 US National Champion Mountain Biker, Daniel Lloyd (CerveloTest Team), 2010 Giro and Tour De France rider, Sue Haywood, 2007 World Mountain Bike 24 Champion, Dan Fleeman (CerveloTest Team), 2008 Winner of Tour of Pyrenees and with the 2008 USA Olympic BMX Team as the technical coach.
Hunter has given over 200 presentations on training with a power meter and coaching cyclists in over 10 different countries including New Zealand, Uruguay, South Africa and Venezuela. Hunter is a “coach to the coaches” and has taught over 500 coaches on varied topics including training with a power meter, nutrition, periodization, BMX, coaching business development, etc.  Hunter has been a featured presenter to Triathlon groups, cycling group and all levels of cyclists.  He has been interviewed and featured in over 20 different print publications and in hundreds of online websites and even appears in the cycling movie, “The Potential Inside”.  Hunter is a monthly contributor to Road Magazine, as well as contributing to numerous other sports oriented magazines.
Hunter is a former professional cyclist for Team Navigators and has raced for over 17 years in Europe, South America, U.S. and Canada and has over 40 career victories to his credit. Considered a great all-rounder, he was able to learn a wide variety of race tactics and skill necessary to succeed at the professional level.
Since retiring, Allen has become a USAC Level 1 Cycling Coach and Certified Nutritional Consultant and is a featured presenter for many USA Cycling Seminars. In 1996, he founded The Peaks Coaching Group focused on developed leading edge methods of efficient power training. For the past 10 years, Peaks has been a leader in the industry in the field of power training for endurance cyclist. This unique opportunity has given Hunter the ability to review thousands of power files and racer profiles and develop an “artful science” of power training and coaching. During this time period, he also co-developed Training Peaks WKO+ software and co-authored the book, “Training and Racing with a Power Meter” with Dr. Andrew R. Coggan, now in its second edition.  Hunter has also co-authored the book, “Cutting edge Technology for Cycling” with Dr. Stephen Cheung and will be released the spring of 2011.
 


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