Fast Talk Podcast

Let's Make You Fast

The Fast Talk Podcast focuses on the science of endurance sports in a conversational and informative style. Mixed into the deep discussions, there are tips and takeaways regarding endurance training philosophy, human physiology, workout design, performance nutrition, and sport psychology.

Our hosts Trevor Connor and Rob Pickels explore these topics with world-class, leading experts on endurance sports. These include researchers like Dr. Stephen Seiler, Dr. Bent Ronnestand, Dr. Inigo San Millan,  as well as coaches such as Joe Friel, Neal Henderson, Stacy Sims, and Grant Holicky.

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Fast Talk Hosts

Trevor Connor

Cofounder, Chief Executive Officer, Cohost of Fast Talk, and Coach
Trevor Connor has 20 years experience in bike racing and has coached for U.S. and Canadian national performance centers and managed podcast-hosts. He holds a master’s in nutrition.

Rob Pickels

Exercise Physiologist
Rob Pickels is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer at Fast Talk Laboratories. He is an exercise physiologist who has worked in product wwwelopment for Pearl Izumi and at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center.
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FTL EP 307 WEB

Favorite Workouts—Comparing Different Approaches

We hear from Fast Talk all-star guests like Dr. Stephen Seiler, Frank Overton, and Sonya Looney about their favorite workouts and compare how they fit into different training styles.

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FTL Pod with Brady Holmer

The Relationship Between Sleep, Diet, and Exercise

We talk with Examine.com writer Brady Holmer about how sleep, diet, and exercise all impact one another and ultimately play a key role in our health and performance.

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FTL endurance exchange

What It Takes to Be an Olympic Triathlete 

Fast Talk’s first live recording took place at USAT’s 2024 Endurance Exchange, where we spoke with two top coaches who are helping to build Team USA’s Olympic hopefuls.

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FTL ep 304 Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics: How Oxygen Is Delivered Throughout Our Bodies

In our second Basics episode, we talk about how oxygen travels from the air around us to our working muscles, covering everything from the lungs, blood, and heart, to how our working muscles grab that oxygen.

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FTL Episode 300

The 300th Episode!

For our 300th episode, our hosts – both old and new – are interviewed by Dr. Stephen Seiler to discuss where we’ve been and where we’re going.

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FTL EP 299 RERUN

Revisiting Episode 3: How to Structure Your Training Plan

In the very early days of Fast Talk, our hosts summarized – in only 20 minutes – how to map out your training week. In today’s episode we revisit that summary to see just how good a job we did back then.

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