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.

Favorite Workouts of Fast Talk All-Stars

Episode 134

We hear from Fast Talk all-star guests like Joe Friel, Neal Henderson, and Amos Brumble about what their favorite workout is and why.

Go Slow to Be Fast

The concepts of central and peripheral conditioning help explain why an effective training base period leads to speed and durability in the race season.

Improving Performance by Increasing Sustainability

Reducing cardiac drift and increasing fiber recruitment are key components of sustainability.

Running From Lions

Why our bodies can often fool us, and the signs you should look for during your peak, in recovery weeks, and at the end of big training blocks

This Is an Interval

Revisiting the fundamentals of aerobic versus anaerobic pathways, and understanding more advanced principles of interval training

Mastering Indoor Cycling, with Joe Friel, Jim Rutberg, and Riders on the eSports Team Saris-The Pro’s Closet

Episode 133

Joe Friel and Jim Rutberg explore indoor cycling and its many nuances.

How to Set Strava PRs, with The Pro’s Closet

Episode 132

We catch up with our friends at The Pro’s Closet, Spencer Powlison and Bruce Lin, to discuss their recent four-week Strava PR Challenge. In the lead up to their attempts, we helped them with training advice and “race-day” strategy tips.

Balancing Science and Experience in Your Training, with Cameron Cogburn

Episode 131

How do you, as an athlete, combine your understanding of sport science and your training and racing experience to most effectively map out your training? That question is the basis for today’s episode, one in which we drift between the philosophical and the practical.

The Science of Breathing, with Dr. James Hull

Episode 130

Q&A on Weight Loss and Metabolism, MTB Descending, and 5×5 Interval, with New Head Coach Ryan Kohler

Episode 129

Our new Head Coach Ryan Kohler answers listener questions on weight loss, metabolism, mountain bike descending, and 5x5 interval workouts.