Trevor Connor

Trevor Connor co-host of Fast Talk Podcast

Trevor Connor is CEO and Cofounder of Fast Talk Laboratories and Cohost of the Fast Talk Podcast.

Over the past two decades, Coach Connor has been fortunate to experience all sides of the cycling, endurance, and nutrition/health world. From his own experience racing the professional circuit, managing teams, coaching athletes of all levels, and writing for cycling and nutrition magazines, he brings a variety of knowledge and experience to Fast Labs.

Connor has raced in the pro peloton for nearly 20 years, getting on the podium at some of the largest races in North America. He started his coaching career working with the National Development program at Pacific Sport in Canada. From there he coached the Colorado State University Cycling team to number two in the country and worked with several semi-pro and amateur teams throughout Canada and the U.S.

Since 2011, he has written the monthly training articles for VeloNews magazine. This is also where he first became the co-host of the popular training podcast Fast Talk.

From 2012-2014, Connor managed one of the top-ranked amateur teams in America, Team Rio Grande. He is an alumni of the 14-year program which once included Tejay van Garderen and Chad Haga. He continues to help and work with development teams throughout North America.

Connor’s master’s thesis advisor was Dr. Loren Cordain, the originator of the popular Paleo Diet. Connor is now the CEO of The Paleo Diet.

Coach’s Corner: What Exactly Is a Long Slow Distance Ride?

Coaches Trevor Connor and Ryan Kohler analyze ride data from one of Trevor's LSD (long, slow distance) rides in order to explain the correct execution of one of these fundamental rides.

An Introduction to Ultra-Cycling, Bikepacking, and Randonneuring, with Matt Roy, Nick Legan, and Jose Bermudez

Episode 137

What's it like to race for days? We step inside the fascinating world of ultra-distance events, including Tour Divide, RAAM, and Paris-Brest-Paris.

The Importance of Staying Warm on Your Bike

Cold temperatures can affect not only comfort but performance during your rides and races. We teach you how to stay warm and dry all year long.

Coach’s Corner: How to Interpret Pedaling Cadence Data

Coach Ryan Kohler and Trevor Connor demonstrate how to interpret pedaling cadence data and look for signs of poor workout execution.

Q&A on Crank Length, Power Imbalance, Injuries, and CBD, with Colby Pearce

Episode 136

Colby Pearce joins Fast Talk for another Q&A episode to discuss crank length, power imbalance, the potential of CBD, and how to return after an injury.

Coach’s Corner: How to Analyze 5×5 Intervals in TrainingPeaks

Coach Trevor Connor and Coach Ryan Kohler walk through their process for interpreting 5x5-minute interval workout sessions in TrainingPeaks.

How to Keep Your Knees Happy

Working on strength, stretching, and stability a few times a week will help keep knee pain away.

The Importance of Sleep, Monitoring Devices, and Changing Your Routine, with Dr. Shona Halson

Episode 135

Learn how to monitor and change your sleep to get the most out of every night with Dr. Shona Halson, sleep researcher and former director of the Australian Olympic Committee Recovery Centre.

How to Analyze Whoop Data

Coach Connor walks through the Whoop dashboard, analyzes his data, and points out some peculiarities of his physiology that are only revealed through Whoop data.

Favorite Workouts of Fast Talk All-Stars

Episode 134

We hear from Fast Talk all-star guests like Joe Friel, Neal Henderson, and Amos Brumble about what their favorite workout is and why.