Endurance Athlete & Coach Education

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The Fast Talk Labs Guide to Thriving During the Holidays

Training at this time of year can be tricky. We’re here to help you with our top 10 tips for success during the off-season.
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Workout of the Week: Thanksgiving Bike Feast

In the first of our Workout of the Week series, we’ve got a holiday-themed bike session that’s ideal for cyclists and triathletes.
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Riding High After USA Cycling’s Coaching Summit

Fast Talk Labs’ CEO Trevor Connor reports from USAC’s coaching conference.
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If I Only Train 4 Hours a Week, Is the Polarized Training Approach Going to Work?

The benefits of polarized training are well known, but is there a minimal dose needed? We find out.

The Craft of Coaching, Module 8: The Psychology of Performance, Motivation, and Athlete Development

The Role of Self-Awareness & EQ in Performance Psychology

The Role of Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence in Performance Psychology

Dr. Julie Emmerman shares some fascinating insights into how your social-emotional development can impact the bonds you build—and the success you might achieve—with your athletes.
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How Sport Psychology Can Unlock Athletic Potential

Sport psychology is proving to be just as important—if not more so—than physiology, but how do you incorporate it into your coaching—for the benefit of you and your athletes? This module is designed to help you do exactly that.
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What is a Biopsychosocial Approach to Coaching?

We are products of our social, mental, and biological processes, but what does this mean for coaches and athletes? Andy Kirkland explains how to adjust training for better results.
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Which Comes First: Trust or Commitment?

Much to the surprise of some coaches, mental performance expert Jeff Troesch argues that you can have commitment from your athletes without trust. He explains how—and why—this is important.
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Understanding Motivation and How It Affects Performance

Motivation is key to the performance psychology puzzle, dependent on some fundamental human needs. If those needs are not met, an athlete’s passion for sport, their self-esteem, and their motivation will suffer.
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How to Score and Strengthen Your Relationship Game

The degree to which you cultivate a positive coach-athlete relationship will enhance your athletes’ race performances—and help you retain them as clients. We look at how this is best achieved.

Polarized Training Pathway

External Load vs. Internal Response

External Load vs. Internal Response

Load, stress, strain—they’re terms we hear a lot in sports science, but what do they mean? Dr. Stephen Seiler explores how your internal response to external load will change as you become fitter and more durable.

5 Things to Know About How Polarized Training Changes Over a Season

Get the right mix of intensity at the right time and polarized training pays off. Take a disciplined approach for best results.

Fast Talk Podcasts

The Craft of Coaching, Module 7: The Versatile Coach

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Performance Gains from Year-Round Training

Coaching works best as a process of building performance, rather than a hot pursuit of an outcome. Coach Julie Young describes the performance gains a busy executive experienced at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race. Breaking from his habit of cramming for the event with just six months of training, he committed to year-round coaching, incorporating strength and stability work and building the mental resilience that made him a better athlete.
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Which Goes Further—Talent or Motivation—and What Does This Mean for Your Coaching Style?

Every coach wants to work with athletes who possess both talent and motivation in spades. In reality, your clients are probably lacking in one or the other. As we explore the four types of athletes, consider how your coaching style might be well-suited to a particular type, and whether your client list reflects this.

Sports Nutrition

Sport Psychology

10-Week Training Plan For Marathon Nationals

Omegawave Theory and Practice

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