Ryan Kohler

Ryan Kohler Head Coach Fast Talk Laboratories

Ryan Kohler is the Head Coach at Fast Talk Laboratories.

He was formerly the sports nutritionist and manager of the Sports Performance Department at the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center.

Prior to that, he worked at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and, before that, spent two years as manager of the BMC mountain bike development team. He also coached with USA Cycling’s junior MTB development program for eight years through regional, national, and international development camps and race camps.

Ryan has a passion for cycling and coaching, particularly in competitive mountain biking. He is a USA Cycling Level 1 coach and USAC-certified skills instructor.

Ryan holds a B.S. in exercise science, an M.S. in sports nutrition, and has been published in numerous scientific and popular media outlets. In addition to cycling, Ryan also enjoys telemark skiing and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Ryan appreciates most about sports science is how it gives the everyday athlete the same resources and expertise as elite athletes to be smarter about their training and achieve amazing results.

A New Coaching Model: Building Better Athletes Through Our Virtual Performance Center

Episode 139

We believe modern coaching doesn’t optimally fulfill the needs of the modern athlete. That’s why we’re introducing our community, education, and coaching membership, Fast Talk Laboratories.

Coach’s Corner: Power and Cadence Analysis of Climbing Intervals

Coach Ryan Kohler and Trevor Connor analyze climbing intervals at threshold, focusing on the importance of cadence and pace.

Creators of Fast Talk Podcast Launch Fast Talk Laboratories, a New Coaching & Education Membership

Trevor Connor and Chris Case, creators of the Fast Talk podcast, have launched a new endurance sports coaching, education, and community membership called Fast Talk Laboratories at www.fasttalklabs.com.

The Fundamentals of Sports Nutrition: Introductory Concepts on Fueling the Engine

Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are the fuels that power human performance and recovery. And water is a critical piece of the puzzle.

Coach’s Corner: What Exactly Is a Long Slow Distance Ride?

Coaches Trevor Connor and Ryan Kohler analyze ride data from one of Trevor's LSD (long, slow distance) rides in order to explain the correct execution of one of these fundamental rides.

Coach’s Corner: How to Interpret Pedaling Cadence Data

Coach Ryan Kohler and Trevor Connor demonstrate how to interpret pedaling cadence data and look for signs of poor workout execution.

How to Monitor Your Nutrition

Head Coach Ryan Kohler explores best practices for using mobile apps to monitor nutrition—and reveals the red flags that can indicate when athletes are misusing these apps and developing unhealthy attitudes about their diet.

Coach’s Corner: How to Analyze 5×5 Intervals in TrainingPeaks

Coach Trevor Connor and Coach Ryan Kohler walk through their process for interpreting 5x5-minute interval workout sessions in TrainingPeaks.

‘Cross Skills: Power File Analysis, with Grant Holicky

Coach Grant Holicky and head coach Ryan Kohler teach you how to analyze cyclocross power files in TrainingPeaks.

Running on Empty: Low Energy Availability and Effects on Performance, Part 1

You have an engine that needs fueling. What happens to your performance when you under fuel?