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.

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.

How to Create a Race-Day Sports Nutrition Plan

The best cyclists know that your race-day plan must include a nutrition strategy—detailing the quantity and types of food that best fuel your body for maximal performance.

The Benefits of Taking an Offseason

Many athletes worry that they will lose fitness, or detrain, if they skip too many days of training. While detraining does occur over time, there are also many benefits to taking a break.

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.

Q&A on Training Without Power, Optimizing Time at Your Desk, “Lunch Ride Syndrome,” and the Benefits of Fixies, with Amos Brumble

Episode 138

New England legend Amos Brumble joins Fast Talk to discuss training without power, the benefits of fixies, lunch rides, and more.

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.

An Introduction to Ultra-Cycling, Bikepacking, and Randonneuring, with Matt Roy, Nick Legan, and Jose Bermudez

Episode 137

What's it like to race for days? We step inside the fascinating world of ultra-distance events, including Tour Divide, RAAM, and Paris-Brest-Paris.

The Importance of Staying Warm on Your Bike

Cold temperatures can affect not only comfort but performance during your rides and races. We teach you how to stay warm and dry all year long.

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.