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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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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How to Play Your Hand in a Bike Race with Kiel Reijnen and Alex Howes

Discover how a strong peloton adds complexity to cycling, where strength alone won’t ensure victory. Seasoned pros Alex Howes and Kiel Reijnen share their insights from competing in Grand Tours on how to master the game of peloton strategy, no matter the hand you’re dealt.

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Pro Training Tips, with George Bennett

We sit down with Jumbo-Visma rider George Bennett to better understand how he trains, how you can apply his tips, and how pros have vastly different approaches.