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.

Are There Benefits to Carbohydrate Manipulation? With Dr. Asker Jeukendrup

Episode 150

We sit down with sports nutrition expert Asker Jeukendrup to discuss potential performance gains from modifying carbohydrate load during training.

Structured Workout: 4×4 Intervals

One of Coach Ryan's favorites, these four-minute intervals at 90-95% maximum HR with three minutes rest are simple yet effective.

Coach’s Corner: How Steady Should Your Long Slow Distance (LSD) Rides Be?

The execution of long slow distance rides might sound simple, but many people struggle to get it right. Can you be too steady on your LSD rides?

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.

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.

The Causes and Effects of Concussions and TBIs, with Dr. Steven Broglio and Timmy Duggan

Episode 148

Concussions and traumatic brain injuries are far too common in cycling. We define the causes, effects, management, and preventative measures.

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?