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Fast Talk podcast Best of 2020

The Best of 2020

We bring you our favorite conversations with exceptional guests from the worlds of physiology, medicine, nutrition, sports psychology, and, of course, cycling.

Colby Pearce Cycling in Alignment Podcast

Six Foundational Principles

In his continued efforts to help you find balance between life and sport, in this episode, Colby focuses on the six foundational principles of a well-balanced life, as prescribed by Paul Chek of the Chek Institute.

Jonathan Vaughters talks with Colby Pearce on Cycling in Alignment

Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of EF Education First Pro Cycling Team

Long-time friends, training partners, and competitors, Jonathan Vaughters and Colby Pearce have a deep racing history and relationship. With decades of experience in pro cycling, they share many insights they’ve gained about training, coaching, and the trajectory of the sport.

Colby Pearce Cycling in Alignment Podcast

Expansion on Metrics and Formulas

This short bonus episode is meant to clarify that formulas are a useful starting point in cycling and training, even though they have limitations.

Joe Friel Fast Talk Podcast Cyclists Training Bible

Unpacking the Gospel of Joe Friel’s New “Training Bible”

We talk with Joe Friel about the newest edition of his bestselling cycling training book The Cyclist’s Training Bible. We touched on everything from periodization to energy systems, to Joe’s method of research…which believe it or not, has a lot to do with hundreds of 3”x5” note cards.

Ned Overend Mountain Bike Fast Talk Podcast

The Secrets to Staying Strong as You Age, with Ned Overend

Maintaining strong training on the bike while aging isn’t as difficult as it may seem, as guest MTB champion Ned Overend illustrates.
We will delineate what age effects truly exist — for example, a drop in maximum heart rate — and others that have been traditionally attributed to aging that now appear to be trainable, such as a loss in fast-twitch muscle fiber strength.