Monday, March 29, 2010

Fitness Testing April 10-11

We are planning another testing weekend in Courtenay/Comox on April 10th & 11th  - this will be our 6th trip to Comox for testing since 2007!   In the Fall we had chatted about you possibly forwarding this information onto the CVCC and I promised to give you more warning this time!  Below is the information on the weekend - hope you're interested in seeing how your fitness and your training zones have changed!
This is an opportunity for athletes to get an accurate picture of where their fitness is at, evaluate limiting factors and set the training intensities that will allow you to use your training time more effectively so that you get better results.  Brent Armstrong of Rehab in Motion has graciously offered to host us again so we’ll be set up to offer blood lactate and VO2max testing on both the bike and the run.  If you guys are interested in getting tested again, please contact me and reserve a testing slot.  Please forward this invite on to any of your friends or training partners that you think would be interested.
I’ve attached a brochure that explains the testing process in more detail and the testing proposal which outlines the testing options and costs.  I’ve also attached a sample set of results to give you an idea of what the end result of the process is and how you can use the testing to evaluate your progress and adjust your training.
For those of you who aren’t sure what this testing is all about or how we use it to get better results from your training, there is a quick 5 minute video on our website done by the Discovery Channel when they visited our facility for an episode of Daily Planet.  It explains the science of training and discusses how knowing your training zones allows you to eliminate the guesswork and make every training hour more effective.  The link is:
I’ve attached a brochure that explains the testing process in more detail and the testing proposal which outlines some background on the Peak Centre and the testing options and costs.  I’ve also attached a sample set of results to give you an idea of what the end result of the process is and how you can use the testing to evaluate your progress and adjust your training.
To Confirm Your Testing Slot
Please contact me with the following information:
1)     what type of assessment you would like to do (bike, run or both),
2)     whether you would like to do lactates or lactates & VO2max & Energy Usage Analysis
3)     what time of day you would prefer (either morning or afternoon).  We will do our best to accommodate your wishes but will work on a first come first served basis.
4)     Arrange the deposit details.
Assessment Scheduling & Notes
Once I have received the above information from you, I will put together a schedule of assessments.  I will try as much as possible to slot people in at the time of day they request and they will be assigned on a “first come, first served” basis.
Deposit Details
We ask for a $50 deposit to confirm your testing slot.  Please give the Peak Centre a call before noon on Thursday April 1st and provide a method of payment.  The remainder of the balance will be due after your assessment.
Testing Details
Date:  Saturday, April 10th
Time:  8am-5pm
Location: Rehabilitation in Motion
Address: #780 Grant Avenue, Courtenay
Each assessment will take about an hour.  Please try to be at Rehab in Motion at least 10 minutes before your assessment is scheduled to start.
Consult Details
Date:  Sunday April 11th
Time:  To Be Confirmed on April 2nd (we will set the consult time as we see the mix of assessments in case we need to do some assessments on Sunday morning)
Duration:  90min – 2hrs
Location: Rehabilitation in Motion
Address: #780 Grant Avenue, Courtenay
Topics discussed will include blood lactate, lactic acid, muscle fibre types, aerobic threshold, lactate threshold, VO2 max, heart rate training zones and most importantly, how to use the testing information to make your training hours more effective.
What Happens Next?
Once we get confirmations from each of you, we’ll send out the pre-assessment paperwork to you.  There is a set of instructions on what to do and what not to do in the 24 hours before your assessment and some paperwork that must be filled out before the assessment.  Once we hear from the individuals being tested, we’ll put together a schedule of the testing appointments and send that out to you as well.
Any Questions?
Feel free to give me a call on our toll free number at 1-877-299-7325 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-299-7325      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or send me an email at if you have any questions about any of the weekends activities.
Peak Centre Hours Are:
Monday – Friday:  9am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
We look forward to seeing you guys in a few weeks!
Mike McIvor
Peak Centre for Human Performance - Vancouver
101-4181 East Hastings Street.
Burnaby, B.C., V5C 2J3
Tel:  604-299-7959 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              604-299-7959      end_of_the_skype_highlighting  Fax: 1-866-752-5264

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2010 Comox Cup Race Bible

Hi All

The 2010 race bible has been posted on the right side just below "Comox Valley Cycle Club" Sidebar. In the document you will find race information about what races will happen this year, the distances, start times, costs, time trial information, and lots more information. At a later date (closer to each race) a race bible for each race will be posted (If i dont get too lazy) for any out of town riders or first time riders. If cannot open the document please email me at, and i will try to fix the problem, or just email you a copy of the Comox Cup Series.