What's Coming: Week of Feb 8, 2021

Hello, members of Fast Talk Laboratories!

We’re pleased to announce what’s in store for you this week.


Cycling in Alignment Episode 38 // Jessi Stensland: Kinterractive Evolution of the Athlete
Jessi Stensland talks with Colby to unpack her evolution as an athlete: Starting as a Division I swimmer, making the Olympics, transitioning to triathlon, and then to ultra MTB racing. Jessi has goals beyond winning – a lifestyle of long-term health and high performance.

Fast Talk Episode 150: Train High, Sleep Low, Race High Nutrition Strategies with Dr. Asker Jeukendrup


How to Track the Long-Term Relationship between Heart Rate and Power
Workshop by Head Coach Ryan Kohler and Coach Trevor Connor
Utilizing intervals.icu, we review season-to-season changes in HR/power distributions, highlighting the ease with which you can determine if your training is hitting the appropriate energy systems by looking at training distribution. We also review one of the intervals.icu graphs that shows the power/HR relationship to show improvements across the different energy systems.

Coach’s Corner: How Steady Should Your Long Slow Distance (LSD) Rides Be?
Workshop by Head Coach Ryan Kohler and Coach Trevor Connor
The execution of long slow distance rides might sound simple, but many people struggle to get it right. Can you be too steady on your LSD rides?

How to Manage Heat During Indoor Workouts
Workshop by Dr. Stephen Seiler
Training inside is hot! Here are some facts and tips on beating the heat indoors.


Structured Workout: Short Intervals
Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00am Mountain Time
Join this workout over streaming video. This Short Intervals workout is one of Coach Ryan’s favorites: it’s boring, straightforward, and hard! Enjoy 4-minute intervals at 90-95% maximum HR with 3 minutes rest between. This workout will lay the groundwork for future high-intensity rides that improve our oxygen transport, lactate tolerance, and cycling performance. Register now, we’ll remind you later.

How to Create a Race Day Sports Nutrition Plan, Part 3
Thursday, February 11 at 4:00pm Mountain Time
Workshop by Head Coach Ryan Kohler and Coach Trevor Connor
This webinar, Part 3 of this series, covers how to write out your nutrition Plan A, Plan B, and the Disaster Recovery Plan; how to find out what nutrition will be available at aid stations; calculation distances and estimating nutrition needs between aid stations; and more nuts-and-bolts nutrition plan execution. Register now, we’ll remind you later.

The North Star: Setting Goals to Give You Direction with Will Murray
Monday, February 15 at 5:00pm Mountain Time
Many athletes benefit from having clear, concrete goals to add structure and purpose to their training program. In this session we identify what makes a useful set of goals, how to develop them, the psychology of goals and some traps to avoid in setting and pursuing goals. Be prepared to walk away with your own useful set of goals in this interactive session. Will Murray is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach and co-author with Craig Howie of The Four Pillars of Triathlon: Vital Mental Conditioning for Endurance Athletes. Register now, we’ll remind you later.

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