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 episode 324 with Lennard Zinn on cycling gear essentials

Lennard Zinn’s Cycling Gear Essentials

Lennard Zinn shares his decades of experience to help cyclists of all levels navigate what gear they do and don’t need when starting a new cycling discipline.

Do All Athletes Need Regular Blood Testing?

Blood tests can help tell whether an athlete is overtrained or performing at their best, but is it a good idea for athletes to do regular testing? We discuss with Dr. Lauren Rudolph.

FTL Potluck episode 319

Do Cooldown Sessions Help or Hurt You?

It’s a given that after a race or workout you do a cooldown—but is there any evidence this actually helps? The science may say otherwise.

Fast Talk Episode 315 with Dr. Ernst Hansen graphic.

Is Cadence Work a Waste of Time?

While pros do a lot of both high- and low-cadence work, we talk with one of the top experts in the world on cadence, Dr. Ernst Hansen, about why the science isn’t so clear.

FT EP 310

Lessons Learned Trying to “Make It” as a Pro

Trying to go pro is one of the hardest things we can do. Jack Burke and Taylor Warren share what they’ve learned so far, and, surprisingly, what they’ve gleaned may apply to the rest of us, too.