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 USA Cycling 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.

Q&A on Junior Athletes, PVCs, Supplements, and Base Rides, with Daniel Matheny

Episode 149

Coach and endurance mountain bike champ Daniel Matheny helps us field questions on coaching junior athletes, how aerobic capacity is impacted by intensity, PVCs, and much more.

Q&A on Goal Setting, Cyclocross Training, Polarized Training as You Age, and Cross Training with Grant Holicky

Head Coach Ryan Kohler and Grant Holicky field questions on goal setting, cyclocross training, polarized training as you age, and cross training.

Coach’s Corner: How to Determine Your Cardiovascular Drift

Cardiovascular drift is an instability in heart rate and stroke volume over time. We show you how to determine it. JOIN NOW FOR ACCESS THRU MARCH 7.

Structured Workout: Batman Intervals

Batman Intervals will help you get better at riding comfortably at variable intensities, paces, and lactate levels.

What 2020 Taught Us, and the Exciting Places 2021 Will Take Us

Episode 147

What lessons did we learn from a challenging 2020? What event or adventure plans do we have in 2021? We dive in.

Structured Workout: Over/Under Intervals with Cadence Focus

This over/under interval workout will build aerobic capacity while improving movement economy through changes in cadence.

Q&A: Teleoanticipation and Pacing with Alex Hutchinson

Endurance sports journalist Alex Hutchinson joins Fast Talk Labs to help explain teleoanticipation and pacing.

Coach’s Corner: How to Do Base Rides on the MTB

The variable terrain of most MTB trails makes it difficult to keep power steady. So, is it possible to get solid base rides on the mountain bike?

Structured Workout: 20-Minute FTP Test

Are you ready to suffer? Join us for a climbing time trial up the infamous Alpe du Zwift during which we'll execute an FTP test.

Coach’s Corner: Assessing 60- to 90-min Power to Support 20-min Test Data

Coaches Trevor Connor and Ryan Kohler analyze data from longer threshold efforts to support results garnered from the popular 20-minute power test.