HUNTER ALLEN, Legendary cycling coach, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter, which has sold over 100,000 copies and is translated into eight languages, 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.
Hunter firmly believes that power training can add a whole new dimension to your cycling. By using a power meter, you literally have a second-by-second training diary that allows your coach to not only see exactly what you do on your rides but also plan your training using the dose-and-response method. Hunter’s power training method has built success at all levels of cycling and endurance sports, and he has trained such well-known professional and Olympic athletes along with being the technical coach to the 2008 USA Olympic BMX Team.
Hunter is himself a former professional cyclist for Team Navigators and has raced for a total of over seventeen years, all around the world and has over forty 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 from pro cycling, Hunter is USA Cycling elite-level cycling coach and a certified nutritional consultant. In 1996 he founded Peaks Coaching Group to focus on developing leading edge methods of efficient power training. For the past ten years, PCG has been a leader in the industry in the field of power training for endurance cyclists. He is a featured presenter for many USA Cycling Seminars, including teaching the Power Certification Course. He has traveled to over 20 countries and taught more than 5000 coaches and athletes the principles of power training.
Hunter holds a B.A. in Economics from Randolph College and lives with his family in Bedford, Virginia, In his spare time, he enjoys racing his Porsche 911, hunting, and of course cycling!