Chris Case COO Fast Talk Laboratories

Chris Case

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Chris was born and raised in southeastern Connecticut. He took up running in elementary school, just for fun. It quickly became his sole competitive outlet, and ultimately led to multiple state championships in cross-country and track. He also dabbled in mountain bike racing in high school, before taking time away from competitive sport to focus on his college education.

Chris attended Colgate University and graduated with degrees in neuroscience and art. He spent the next three years at the National Institute of Mental Health conducting research on patients with schizophrenia, in one of the world’s largest multidisciplinary studies of the disease. After another year researching a stem cell treatment for Parkinson’s disease, he decided to pursue his second passion. This led him to the graduate journalism program at the University of Texas at Austin, where he concentrated in documentary photography. This is where Chris rediscovered his love of cycling, joining the collegiate team before expanding into categorized racing.

After receiving his master’s degree, Chris worked as a freelance newspaper photographer in the Denver metro area. He then served as the first creative director of the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum. For several years he served as editor, director of photography, and designer for Trail & Timberline, the magazine of the Colorado Mountain Club.

Chris then briefly returned to psychology research, working on a genetic study of mood disorders in adolescents and a clinical study of pre-psychotic symptoms in college-age students.

In 2012, Chris became the managing editor of VeloNews magazine, a position he held for nearly eight years. It was during that time that he became co-host of Fast Talk.

His cycling pursuits took him around the world to race on the road, mountain, and in cyclocross, to places like Taiwan, Costa Rica, Israel, and throughout Europe. He has stood on the podium at several cyclocross national championships, and is a silver medalist at master’s cyclocross worlds.

Chris is the author of The Haywire Heart, a groundbreaking and critically important guide to heart care for athletes, and the first book to delve into the relationship between long-term endurance athletics and heart health.

He is a cofounder of Fast Talk Labs, with Trevor Connor, as well as COO of The Paleo Diet.

How to Effectively Evolve as an Athlete, with Lachlan Morton

Episode 156

We explore how athletes can evolve and find more fulfillment from their sport with pro cyclist Lachlan Morton

Recent Research on Interval Types, Timing Effects on Performance, Health Benefits of Endurance, and Pacing Strategies

Episode 155

We review four recent studies from the scientific literature, addressing the hypotheses, methods, and conclusions of each to give you a greater understanding of the latest findings in endurance research.

The Art and Science of Time Trials, with Kristin Armstrong and Jim Miller

Episode 154

We break down every aspect of the time trial: part performance art and part crucible for athletic and scientific experimentation.

Forget Marginal Gains and Focus on the Fundamentals

Episode 153

In an age when athletes often focus on the specifics, we address the importance of focusing on the fundamentals: training, recovery, and functioning gear—the things that will bring you the greatest return for your investment of time, sweat, and energy.

How to Effectively Modify Your Training and Racing as You Age, with Rebecca Rusch

Episode 152

Age is just a number. Few athletes know that better than Rebecca Rusch, who joins us to discuss how to adapt and perform at the highest levels of sport as you age.

Dr. Stephen Seiler Joins Fast Talk Laboratories

Fast Talk Laboratories Opens Access to Content from World-Leading Exercise Physiologist

Core Exercise: Reverse Tabletop

This core exercise is part of a series of core workouts offering a multi-planar approach to core integrity.

Q&A on Heat Acclimatization, Sweat Rates, Altitude Effects, FTP Testing, and Fasted Training, with Lindsay Golich

Episode 151

Physiologist Lindsay Golich, who works with some of America's best Olympic athletes, helps us field questions on heat, altitude, FTP testing, fasted training, and much more.

Structured Workout: 40/20 “On/Off” Intervals

These "on/off" style intervals will help you push top-end power and cardiovascular adaptations.

Are There Benefits to Carbohydrate Manipulation? With Dr. Asker Jeukendrup

Episode 150

We sit down with sports nutrition expert Asker Jeukendrup to discuss potential performance gains from modifying carbohydrate load during training.