Vancouver Cycling Coach

Vancouver Cycling Coach

Maximize your cycling potential! Let Vancouver cycling coach Andrew Powell create a plan for you and watch your skills and technique soar.

 

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Whether you’re planning to cycle in a GranFondo event, a charity ride or a multi-day endurance test in the Swiss Alps, Vancouver cycling coach Powell will take you on a ride to your best performance:

  • Create a fully customized and personalized training program.
  • Maximize your potential by training the proper energy systems.
  • Improve technique and nutrition.
  • Plan strategically for events and races.
  • Receive motivational advice and constructive feedback.

 

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Go to these links for information on Vancouver Indoor Cycling and Vancouver Outdoor Cycling.

 

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Penticton Triathlon Training Camp

Penticton Triathlon Training Camp

Join us from Friday May 18th to Monday 21st, 2018 for a great weekend of triathlon training. Improve your skills and tactics at the Penticton Triathlon Training Camp!

Learn about proper strategy for pacing, training and race nutrition, efficient transitions and much more. All this in a fun and fully supported and professionally coached group setting.

Whether you’re training for an Ironman or Ironman 70.3 race or aspiring to do a long course triathlon in the future, this camp will set you up with the skills that you need to succeed.

 

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Penticton Triathlon Training Camp Details

Friday

  • Medium distance supported ride. The ride will start mid morning in case people have arrived late on Thursday night.
  • New bike route for 2018.
  • Brick run.

Saturday

  • Presentation on Saturday morning in a conference room to go over race morning logistics, bike pacing, nutrition, mental approach, and transition tactics for triathlon. Race strategy applies to all races, long and short. This will information will be beneficial to all athletes who are either signed up for or aspiring to do a long course triathlon in the future. If you’ve been to one of our camps before, going over these details will still be benificial. Experienced athletes are also welcome to share their own experience during the discussion.
  • Saturday will include a long bike ride in the Penticton area. The ride will be fully supported by vehicle with an optional brick run post ride. Distance can vary depending on ability and goals. Expect to be on the road for 4-7 hours or 100+ km’s.
  • New bike route for 2018.
  • Group dinner on Saturday night.

Sunday

  • Morning presentation to go over the swim and run tactics, strategy, pacing, nutrition and mental approach for long course triathlon.
  • Supported run on the course, distance will vary depending on goals.
  • Coached and supported open water swim practice.
  • Transition practice with proper race transition racks.

Monday

  • Open water swim in the morning.
  • Optional active recovery run.

 

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Accomodation

Accommodation is not included. Although you can stay anywhere that you choose, a group rate has been secured at the Penticton Days Inn Conference Centre, this is also where the morning presentations will be held on Saturday and Sunday.

Here are the details for the Penticton Days Inn and Conference Centre

Penticton Days Inn and Conference Centre Website – CLICK HERE

The following rooms have been reserved for us and they currently have extra’s of each room type, so we can adjust them however we like based on demand and availability.

  • 3 Two Queen Beds Mountainview rooms, for a rate of $129.00 plus tax per night.
  • 3 Two Queen Beds Poolview/Balcony (upper floor) rooms, for a rate of $139.00 plus tax per night.
  • 3 Two Queen Beds Poolside/Patio rooms, for a rate of $149.00 plus tax per night.
  • 2 One King Bed Poolside/Patio rooms, for a rate of $149.00 plus tax per night.

If you will be attending the Penticton Triathlon Training Camp, I suggest booking soon before rooms become unavailable. Rooms are subject to availability.

All of the rooms are held for arrival on Thursday 17th May, and departure on Monday 21st May, 2018.

Also, included at this rate is Wi-Fi, parking, and a continental breakfast each morning, (Hot Pancakes and syrup, Danish Pastries, English Muffins, Bagels and Cream Cheese, Hard boiled eggs, Toast and preserves, Cereals and milk, tinned and fresh fruit, coffee-tea-juice).

The hotel’s amenities include an indoor heated pool and hot-tub, outdoor pool and a private grassed/landscaped courtyard, modest fitness room, and they also have their award winning restaurant on-site, The Black Iron Grill and Steakhouse.

The hotel is conveniently located right next to Penticton River Channel Park, just a block and a half from Lake Okanagan Beach, and easy Highway 97 access.

Reserving rooms at this rate is easy, simply call the Front Desk Reservations at 250-493-6616 (menu option 1) at anytime (open 24 hours), and mention that you are booking into the Team Powell Group, for the above dates, and have your address and cc details handy.

* Please note that the cut-off date for these reservations is March 31st, 2018, after that, although rooms may still be available, any rooms not “picked up” will be released for sale to others.

Camp Cost

$195 +gst for the full triathlon camp

* the cost does not include accomodation

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Ironman Canada Whistler Training Camp

Ironman Canada Whistler Training Camp

Join us on June 23rd and June 24th, 2018 for a great weekend of triathlon training. Improve your skills and tactics at the Ironman Canada Whistler Training Camp!

Learn about proper strategy for pacing, training and race nutrition, efficient transitions and much more. All in a fun and fully supported and professionally coached group setting.

Whether you’re training for an Ironman or Ironman 70.3, or aspiring to do a long course triathlon in the future, this camp will set you up with the skills you need to succeed.

 

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Ironman Canada Whistler Training Camp Details

Saturday

  • Presentation on Saturday morning in a conference room to go over each part of the bike course and discuss strategy for race morning logistics, bike pacing, nutrition, mental approach, and transition tactics. Race strategy applies to all long course races. Although we will be focusing on the Whistler Ironman and Ironman 70.3 course, this will still be beneficial to all athletes who are signed up for other events or aspiring to do a long course triathlon in the future.
  • Ride the new Ironman Canada and Ironman 70.3 bike course on Saturday which will be fully supported by two vehicles and will include an optional brick run post ride. Distance will vary depending on ability and goals. Expect to be on the road for 4-7 hours or 100+ km’s.
  • Group BBQ with a mountain view hosted by Vicki on Saturday night. Yes, there will be a hot tub, check out the photo below. Thanks Vicki!

Sunday

  • Morning presentation to go over the swim course and run course to discuss logistics, strategy, pacing, nutrition and mental approach.
  • Supported run on the course, distance will vary depending on goals.
  • Coached and supported open water swim practice.
  • Transition Practice with proper race transition racks

 

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Accomodation

You will need to book your own accommodation. The presentations will be held at the Whistler Athletes’ Centre, rooms can be booked there at a fairly low cost although you can stay anywhere you choose and simply meet there in the morning, the Athletes’ Centre is at Function Junction only a 10min drive from Whistler village.

Here are the details for the Athletes’ Centre

Whistler Athletes Centre Website and Booking – CLICK HERE
  • Standard rooms $76 – includes 2 single beds
  • Premium rooms $91 – includes 1 double bed tv/fridge/patio
  • 2 bedroom town house $180
  • 3 bedroom town house $270

* The rates are subject to change, please call the Athletes Centre for full details and current pricing.

If you will be attending the Ironman Canada Whistler Training Camp, I suggest booking soon before rates go up and/or rooms become unavailable.

Cost

$195 +gst

* the cost does not include accomodation

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Heart Rate Zone Run Test

Heart Rate Zone Run Test

Determine your training zones with a heart rate zone run test and maximise your potential by developing the right energy systems in your body.

Generic calculations based on max heart rate and age are rarely accurate, knowing your correct zones will ensure that you get the most out of your training.

Heart Rate Zone Run Test with BSX Technology

No more need for invasive blood tests. The BSX Insight uses infrared light technology to measure muscle oxygenation levels. This type of technology has been used for many years by surgons in operating rooms to measure blood oxygenation with pulse oxymeters.

BSX Techologies has created an algorithm that corelates muscle de-oxygenation with lactate acumulation in the blood. This technology has been proven accurate with testing done by 3rd party laboratories around the world with simulataneous blood lactate testing.

It has been shown to be just as accurate as blood lactate testing to determine Functional Threshold Power and Threshold Heart Rate without the invasiveness of taking blood.

This test is also available for cycling to determine power and heart rate zones. Please click here for more details.

 

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What’s Included?

  • Functional Threshold Heart Rate determined (FTHR).
  • Heart Rate zones are assigned.
  • Explanation of how to properly train with your zones.

Cost

$95 +gst

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Vancouver Run Workouts

Vancouver Run Workouts

Take your running to the next level! Whether you race or simply train to stay fit, these Vancouver run workouts are guaranteed to make you stronger!

 

Athletes of all abilities are welcome.

Whether you are just starting out or you are an experienced athlete, these fun and challenging Vancouver run workouts will help you to improve your running skills, speed, power and strength.

 

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How do we do it?

  • A group warm-up at a moderate pace to get the muscles ready.
  • At the workout destination, a group workout that each individual can do at their own pace.
  • Workouts vary from week to week including intervals on short loop segments throughout Jericho Park, along the path by Locarno Beach and Spanish Banks as well as on the hills in the Jericho area.
  • If we’re doing hill repeats, then some people might do 4 repeats and others might do 6 depending on ability.
  • Doing it this way makes it possible for the entire group to workout together and support each other.

 

What can you expect?

  • Professionally coached workouts.
  • Technical tips and guidance in each session.
  • Personal technical advice as you need it.

 

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When

April 18th to August 29th, 2018.

Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:45pm including the warm-up and cool-down.

Please arrive early so that we can start running at 6:30pm.

 

Where

The Vancouver run workouts start at the Coach Powell Studio conveniently located on the West side of Jericho Park.

1515 Discovery Street, Vancouver, BC, V6R 4K5

The Studio is located at the South East corner of the building, the entrance is in the South courtyard.

Bikes and bags can be locked securely inside the Studio during the workout.

 

Parking

Parking is free along Marine Drive and also at the rear of the Jericho Hostel building.

 

Investment

10 Weeks Spring Season – April 18th to June 20th                 $70

10 Week Summer Season – June 27th to August 29th            $70

Single Drop-in Session                                                               $10

 

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