2020: Changing Gears

Well, the best laid plans.......right?  The world has changed in drastic measure for all of us.  We may not be able to control the direction our pandemic reality has turned, but we can control how we react to our new environment.  I suggest that panic, conspiracy theory's, blame, fear and ignorance of science is very likely not the best way to energize the management of our current situation. On the contrary, accepting the new rules of living during this pandemic, respecting science, encouraging healthy physical and mental states, being positive, supportive and moving forward are the best approaches to fighting, recovering and managing.  I urge you to put your energy into diligent proactive measures, recovery, confidence, and protection.  This moment in the history of our human race proves how our planet is interconnected in the simplest of physical sense. 

No longer is there a "we" or "them".  The human race is one.  From a teenager in Wuhan China to a 90 year old farmer in western Nebraska, USA.  What one does or has, the other one is affected. Could be the cost of a cell phone, the market price of a crop, or a pandemic - we are all interconnected in one way or another.  One can not forget we are on a small blue space ship traveling through a void of in hospitable space and to date, no one has found a habitable alternative space ship....this is it. China is Nebraska, Argentina is Canada, Australia is Ireland.....its all the same place.   Most of us are trying to do the best we can with what we have and the information we get.  

So your event was cancelled, or postponed.  What do you do now?   First and foremost, keep calm.  Making educated and quick decisions based on your health and well being is important.  Everyone is experiencing cancellations at the moment. However, I urge each and everyone of you who are training to continue to train.  The mental and physical benefit is important to maintaining a healthy immune system, emotional and physical fitness.  As a coach, I will evaluate with my athletes their comfort level within the atmosphere in which they reside, respecting caution to training too hard and encouraging them to train in isolation within a online social atmosphere.  Fortunately, we now have many online options to be able to attain this goal.

 

Above all, be adaptable, hang in there, don't panic, stay active and positive.

 

Coach Jon

 

March & April: Coach Jon will resume offering Tuesday/Thursday group indoor workouts on Zwift....thats right, you join a indoor class but don't have to leave your home to take part!  Contact Jon with your interest in joining the P2P/VR7 group workout, get details about the training and what is involved.  Simply log into Zwift, accept the invitation (you must be invited by Jon), choose the proper workout and be ready within 5 minutes before the offical start time begins.  Requirements: Zwift account, know-how of dropping custom workout files into your Zwift program (Jon can show you this), a copy of the ZWO workout file and 60-90 minutes of time.  Details of the workouts (description & purpose) will be provided to anyone considering this series.  P2P Coached Athletes and VR7 Club members have free access to the workouts.   This is a NO-DROP workout, so as long as you are pedalling, you won't get left by the group and it doesn't matter if you are the strongest or the weakest of the class....just keep pedaling and you will always be with the group.

Races and Competitions:

Coach Jon and Anna-Lisa are hopeful that we may able to continue to promote the P2P Training Race Series in May, June, July an August.  We are also hopeful that we may be able to put on our first gravel race, The Antelope Stampede scheduled for Sept 19, 2020  in Kimball, Nebraska which will wind through 25, 50 and 100 miles of the fastest gravel and dirt roads available in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming!  Initial details of these events will be available here on this website as well as Facebook with links from Twitter and Instagram.

Antelope Stampede GPS Map Course Links:   

     MapMyRide:       100mi  50mi  25mi;      Strava:     100mi    50mi    25mi;      Garmin:    100mi     50mi     25mi

 

Team Direction:

Coach Jon will again be directing the Team USA Juniors at the 52nd edition of the Tour L'Abitibi Nations Cup Stage Race in July.

 

Training and Talent ID Camps:

Tentatively, we are shooting for early June for our Junior Road Talent ID Camp, location undetermined.  On the gravel side, Coach Jon is designing a 3-day gravel training camp using roads in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska with focus on nutrition, body balance for gravel riding, equipment maintenance, on-road repair, cue sheet & gps tricks, technique - date to be determined.

 

Coaching: Coach Jon's available athlete slots are full for the 2020 season.  Stay tuned for the bios of the athletes Jon is currently working with! 

About Peak to Peak Training Systems 

Jon Heidemann's Peak to Peak Training Systems offers camps, seminars & clinics, races, training race series, bike fitting, testing and athlete/team consults.  If interested in any of these services, please email at intel.p2ptrainingsystems@hotmail.com  or call me at 303-913-3954 to set up a time.  I am completely mobile and am willing to meet you anywhere it is convenient for you.  Home? Office? Coffee shop?  Tap room?  You name it, I can make it. 

 

P2P's  primary focus is to coach, train, educate and support each athlete's ability to become the best cycling athlete possible whether that be  competitive or non-competitive, road & off-road, cyclist or multi-sport athlete.  I offer the following professional services from the experience & education almost 30 years as a cyclist, professional coach, team director, camp manager, talent identifier in junior, amateur and professional cycling, as well as a husband and father to 4 spectacular girls

 

* Coaching programs for all levels of cycling athletes - competitive or non-competitive

* Multi-user training programs popular with clubs and teams

* Clinics for road, mountain, cross, gravel and time-trials

* Cycling Training Camps

* Road Cycling Training Races

* Performance Field Testing in lab or on the road: power, heart rate, lactate threshold zones

If you are interested in any of the above services, contact me to discuss details or set up a appointment.

 

Jon Heidemann

intel@p2ptrainingsystems@hotmail.com

303-913-3954