Cycling science. Training concepts. Interviews.

Fast Talk Laboratories brings together leading coaches, experts, and exercise physiologists to share training concepts, case studies, commentary, and more.

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.

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.

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