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Sep 18, 2019

The most common mistake of amateur athletes is to take too much of an unstructured break between the last race of the season and then ramping back into specific work. The other is to stubbornly train on with the same vigor, fearful of losing fitness.

So how do we balance both rest and progression within a phase of...


Sep 11, 2019

Evolve or Die. A Favorite Purple Patch quote. The concept is anchored in the resistance of falling into a fixed mindset and it is a relentless curiosity to seek ways to improve.

Change is never easy. No matter our situation, the easiest path is to fall into familiar, but to thrive, we must be equipped to change, willing...


Sep 4, 2019

We are ALL IN...the family this week as Matt interviews his wife and business partner, Kelli McMaster, about her recent marathon journey.

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Kelli may not be your typical elite triathlete, but she is the epitome of a Purple Patch athlete who, like many, integrates sport into her time-starved life and uses multisport...


Aug 27, 2019

In this special BONUS episode of the Purple Patch Podcast, Matt Dixon talks exclusively about the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Race in Nice, France taking place on September 7th and 8th.

In this detailed discussion, he talks about:

  • The preparation leading up to the event

  • Travel tips for staying fresh and...


Aug 21, 2019

Great performances are not mystical. They arrive out of doing basic things repeatedly right. 

Matt reveals strategies to set you up for success under the lens of proper preparation, a championship mindset, and calm execution.

There are no gifts or guarantees, but failure to reach an outcome goal doesn’t mean you are a...