Trevor Connor

Trevor Connor co-host of Fast Talk Podcast

Trevor Connor is CEO and Cofounder of Fast Talk Laboratories and Cohost of the Fast Talk Podcast.

Connor is an exercise physiologist, endurance sports coach, and raced in the professional cycling peloton for over 20 years.

Over the past two decades, Coach Connor has been fortunate to experience all sides of the cycling, endurance, and nutrition/health world. From his own experience racing the professional circuit, managing teams, coaching athletes of all levels, and writing for cycling and nutrition magazines, he brings a variety of knowledge and experience to Fast Labs.

Connor has raced in the pro peloton for nearly 20 years, getting on the podium at some of the largest races in North America. He started his coaching career working with the National Development program at Pacific Sport in Canada. From there he coached the Colorado State University Cycling team to number two in the country and worked with several semi-pro and amateur teams throughout Canada and the U.S.

Since 2011, he has written the monthly training articles for VeloNews magazine. This is also where he first became the co-host of the popular training podcast Fast Talk.

From 2012-2014, Connor managed one of the top-ranked amateur teams in America, Team Rio Grande. He is an alumni of the 14-year program which once included Tejay van Garderen and Chad Haga. He continues to help and work with development teams throughout North America.

Connor’s master’s thesis advisor was Dr. Loren Cordain, the originator of the popular Paleo Diet. Connor is now the CEO of The Paleo Diet.

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.

Q&A on Cross Training, Workout Complexity, and Pre-Race Nutrition

Ryan and Trevor tackle questions on how running can be used in the base season, recovery for time-crunched athletes, the complexity of workouts, pre-race meal planning, and much more.

Sweetening the Truth on Hydration

Few topics in endurance sports are more misunderstood and draw more ire than hydration and electrolyte sports drinks. Trevor Connor explores the biochemical mechanics to show what happens when we drink salty sports drinks.

Structured Workout: Pre-Race Warm-Up

Coaches Trevor Connor and Ryan Kohler discuss the science of a pre-race warm-up routine and demonstrate how Trevor prepares for time trials.

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.

Coach’s Corner: How to Analyze the Power Duration Curve

Coaches Trevor Connor and Ryan Kohler analyze the Power Duration Curve in order to illustrate how you can train fatiguability.

The Myth of Cramping

Dehydration? Electrolyte imbalance? Heat? None of these actually causes cramping, according to new theories. Coach Trevor Connor takes a closer look.

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.

How to Create a Race-Day Sports Nutrition Plan, Part 3

Coaches Ryan Kohler and Trevor Connor discuss how to write out your nutrition plan, how to determine what nutrition will be available at aid stations, estimating nutrition needs between aid stations, and much more.

Polarized Training—”Ordinary Workouts Done Extraordinarily Well”—with Dr. Stephen Seiler and Trevor Connor

Dr. Stephen Seiler and Trevor Connor discuss polarized training, intensity distribution, and endurance in this webinar with CKO Sprint.