Trevor Connor co-host of Fast Talk Podcast

Trevor Connor

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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.

Everything You Need to Know About the INSCYD Test

The INSCYD test yields a powerful set of metrics, including a complete metabolic profile. Coach Ryan Kohler details the test protocol and analysis.

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INSCYD and the Power of Testing Analysis, with Sebastian Weber

Episode 159

We compare and contrast various test methods based on three key aspects: 1) the protocol, 2) the data the test provides, and 3) the analysis you can perform with that data.

How to Manage Unwanted Thoughts Through Stoicism, with Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson

Episode 158

We discuss the underlying principles of an athlete's psychological welfare, and why our thoughts and feelings are simply emergent properties of brain and nervous system physiology.

Q&A on Training Grit, Psychological Tricks to Beat Fatigue, and Stage Racing, with Grant Holicky

Episode 157

We address questions on how to train grit for race situations, if you can safely override the central governor, and training for a five-day stage race.

The Key to Recovery? Take Care of Your Brain

Many tools and techniques promise recovery benefits. But the science suggests that the fundamentals—sleep and nutrition to fuel the brain—may be the best place to invest.

TrainingPeaks: How to Craft Effective Comments

The "comments" field in TrainingPeaks is not to be ignored: It can be a helpful guide for coaches and a useful reference for athletes.

An Exploration of “Social Training Tools”

We explore whether Strava and other new training apps can make you faster, and how to effectively fit them into a structured training plan.

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

How to Use TrainingPeak’s Performance Management Chart

Coaches Trevor Connor and Ryan Kohler review TrainingPeaks metrics such as Acute and Chronic Training Load (ATL/CTL), Training Stress Balance (TBS), and discuss the interactions among the metrics.

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.