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Author and Triathlon Coach, Matt Dixon, will empower and educate you to integrate sport into life in order to reach your athletic potential because, it is through the lens of athletic potential, that you reach your human potential.

In addition to topics such as planning your fitness into a time-starved life, the show will provide in-depth interviews, advice, and insight into optimizing your health, work, and life performance, along with the critical habits and approaches that facilitate the success of some of the world's top performers across many disciplines.

Purple Patch Podcast Matt Dixon

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

Author and Triathlon Coach, Matt Dixon, will empower and educate you to integrate sport into life in order to reach your athletic potential because, it is through the lens of athletic potential, that you reach your human potential.

In addition to topics such as planning your fitness into a time-starved life, the show will provide in-depth interviews, advice, and insight into optimizing your health, work, and life performance, along with the critical habits and approaches that facilitate the success of some of the world's top performers across many disciplines.

    Applying the Mindset of an Elite Athlete to Show Up Better in Life

    Applying the Mindset of an Elite Athlete to Show Up Better in Life

    Welcome to the Purple Patch podcast. In this week's episode, we'll be discussing the traits that deliver high performance.
    Our inspiration for this episode came from two sources. Firstly, the incredible achievement in the recent Tour de France, where Mark Cavendish clinched his 35th stage victory. His story embodies passion, joy, and perseverance despite facing numerous obstacles and setbacks. Following a serious injury last year, he made a remarkable comeback and secured a long-awaited win.
    The second catalyst was a question received by Matt from an athlete he coaches. This question stemmed from the athlete's observation of the Olympic swimming trials, with the Olympics right around the corner. Watching the returning athletes, many of whom were making their second or third Olympic appearance, left the athlete in awe and sparked thoughts about the mindset of a winner. These seasoned athletes seemed to possess remarkable toughness and composure. Given the stories of comebacks during this year's trials, the athlete wondered if there were lessons that everyday individuals could apply to their own lives.
    As it turns out, there are valuable insights to be gained. You don't have to be an elite athlete to draw inspiration from their mindset and the traits that contribute to their success.
    In this episode, we'll explore the mindset of high-performance individuals like Mark and discuss the traits that underpin their achievements. Drawing from over 20 years of experience working with elite athletes and organizational leaders, Matt has identified these traits and believes they can be cultivated and developed to enhance our performance in any area of focus.
    Episode Timestamps
    00:00 - 03:39 - Welcome and Episode Introduction
    03:46 - 12:53 - The Meat & Potatoes -Part 1- Sustained high performance
    12:54 - 13:59 - Purple Patch Promo 1
    14:03 - 20:40 - PART 2 - Defining the traits of high performers
    20:43 - 22:46 - Purple Patch Promo 2
    22:29 - 35:57 - PART 3 - Developing the traits of high performance for yourself
    Purple Patch and Episode Resources
    Purple Patch Video Podcast and More
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Amplify your approach to nutrition with Purple Patch and Fuelin
    2024 Purple Patch Performance Camps - SIGN UP NOW for our Napa Valley and South Carolina Training Camps
    We've reimagined indoor cycling - Find out more about Purple Patch Bike Live & On-Demand
    Learn more about 1:1 Coaching
    Get a Free Taste of Purple Patch Strength
    ORDER NOW - 2024 PURPLE PATCH APPAREL
    Everything you need to know about the Purple Patch Methodology
    Join the Purple Patch Team
    The Purple Patch Center is Open - Learn More and Schedule a Visit
    Purple Patch Coaching Consultation
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Send us a message
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch- Receive 20% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO20
    Ask Matt Anything - Leave a voicemail question for Matt
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Join Run Squad - Increase your running performance through our progressive, multi-sport approach to running
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
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    • 35 min
    Maximizing Your Sleep - Simple Steps to Improve Sleep for Better Performance

    Maximizing Your Sleep - Simple Steps to Improve Sleep for Better Performance

    Welcome to the Purple Patch Podcast. In this week’s episode, IRONMAN Master Coach Matt Dixon delves deep into the subject of sleep. In this episode, we aim to provide you with an action plan to help you improve the quality of your sleep.
    If you're an athlete, this episode is crucial as quality sleep is essential for maximizing the benefits of your training. If you're focused on excelling in the workplace, this episode is equally important as sleep can help to stabilize your energy and optimize cognitive function. 
    First, Matt provides insight into establishing the right mindset towards sleep to develop a realistic approach to implementing changes to your sleep routine. He then breaks down the various stages of a typical night's sleep to give us a better understanding of how sleep impacts our bodies on a physiological level. Finally, Matt provides actionable tips to develop the practices that can help build consistency and establish opportunities for growth, adaptations, and repair.
    With these recommendations, we aim to help you achieve high-quality sleep and a baseline level of energy and cognitive function to make the most of your days.
     
    Episode Timestamps
    00:00 - 03:59 - Welcome and Episode Introduction
    04:04 - 07:52 - Coach’s Corner
    07:53 - 10:05 - PART 1 - Establishing the Right Mindset
    11:17 - 13:57 - Purple Patch Promo
    13:58 - 24:28 - PART 2 - Breaking Down the Sleep Cycle
    24:29 - 26:07 - Purple Patch Promo
    26:08 - 38:03 - PART 3 - Tips & Recommendations
     
    Purple Patch and Episode Resources
    Purple Patch Video Podcast and More
    ARTICLE: A bidirectional model of sleep and technology use: A theoretical review of How much, for whom, and which mechanisms
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Amplify your approach to nutrition with Purple Patch and Fuelin
    2024 Purple Patch Performance Camps - SIGN UP NOW for our Napa Valley and South Carolina Training Camps
    We've reimagined indoor cycling - Find out more about Purple Patch Bike Live & On-Demand
    Learn more about 1:1 Coaching
    Get a Free Taste of Purple Patch Strength
    ORDER NOW - 2024 PURPLE PATCH APPAREL
    Everything you need to know about the Purple Patch Methodology
    Join the Purple Patch Team
    The Purple Patch Center is Open - Learn More and Schedule a Visit
    Purple Patch Coaching Consultation
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Send us a message
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch- Receive 20% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO20
    Ask Matt Anything - Leave a voicemail question for Matt
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Join Run Squad - Increase your running performance through our progressive, multi-sport approach to running
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events
    Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events
     

    • 38 min
    Leveraging Team & Community for Your Performance

    Leveraging Team & Community for Your Performance

    Welcome to the Purple Patch podcast. This week, our show focuses on performance. Purple Patch is a performance coaching organization, and IRONMAN Master Coach Matt Dixon is well-known for coaching successful Ironman athletes and inspiring strong individual performances. Surprisingly, the backbone of his success has been the use of a team approach. Ironman is an extremely individual sport, but team and community have been essential to Purple Patch’s sustained success over the last two decades.
    In this week’s episode, Matt discusses the power and importance of a team approach for individual performance success. He uses a recent Purple Patch training camp in South Carolina as proof of concept. Despite the attendees being vastly different athletically and having individual goals, they came together in just a few short days, created a shared purpose, and emerged as a high-performing team. Matt shares his key takeaways from the training camp and his years of coaching experience to highlight the elements of teamwork that lead to improved individual performance.
    We believe you can extract lessons from this story for your journey, whether you aim to improve individual performance in sports, organizational leadership, or any other focus.
    Episode Timestamps
    00:00 - 03:23 - Welcome and Episode Introduction
    03:24 - 15:42 - Coach’s Corner
    15:50 - 32:27 - Episode 319: Leveraging Team & Community for Your Performance
    32:30 - 34:51 - Purple Patch Promo
    34:51 - 44:17 - Episode 319 Cont.
    Purple Patch and Episode Resources
    Purple Patch Video Podcast and More
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Free Live Webinar - Strategies to Nail Your Marathon & Half Marathon
    Amplify your approach to nutrition with Purple Patch and Fuelin
    2024 Purple Patch Performance Camps - SIGN UP NOW for our Napa Valley and South Carolina Training Camps
    We've reimagined indoor cycling - Find out more about Purple Patch Bike Live & On-Demand
    Learn more about 1:1 Coaching
    Get a Free Taste of Purple Patch Strength
    ORDER NOW - 2024 PURPLE PATCH APPAREL
    Everything you need to know about the Purple Patch Methodology
    Join the Purple Patch Team
    The Purple Patch Center is Open - Learn More and Schedule a Visit
    Purple Patch Coaching Consultation
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Send us a message
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch- Receive 20% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO20
    Ask Matt Anything - Leave a voicemail question for Matt
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Join Run Squad - Increase your running performance through our progressive, multi-sport approach to running
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events
    Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

    • 44 min
    Episode REWIND - Ep 272 - 3 Key Strategies To Help Optimize Your Performance for the Rest of the Year

    Episode REWIND - Ep 272 - 3 Key Strategies To Help Optimize Your Performance for the Rest of the Year

    We are six months into the year and hopefully in a better position than when we started. Now is the time to look up, find that buoy of progress, take a breath, and realign ourselves before moving forward. This week on the Purple Patch podcast, we REWIND and revisit an important episode about assessing your performance so far and redefining your goals as we enter the second half of the year.
    At the beginning of the year, we took time to reflect, plan for the future and set Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs). Now, we have reached the halfway point of the year.
    Most of you hit the ground running with ambitions and lofty goals, but how did they pan out? Are you nailing your goals? Are you thriving in your performance journey? Is it fulfilling? Where can you improve or shift your approach? It is essential to come up for air midway through the season and execute some big-picture thinking about the work you have been putting in, the purpose of it, and where you want it to take you.
    On this week’s episode of The Purple Patch Podcast, IRONMAN Master Coach Matt Dixon presents a framework to help you evaluate your progress and performance over the past six months to set yourself up for a strong finish to the year. Matt lays out a process for identifying the areas within your control where you have excelled, the lessons you have learned, and opportunities for improvement, to help you develop a plan of action to enhance future performance.
    Matt’s framework centers on three questions that all athletes should consider asking themselves.
    Do you only have a destination or do you have a path?
    Is your current approach or program integrated into life?
    Am I getting athletically smarter?
    This episode is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the purpose of your athletic journey and strip down the elements of your process to determine what works, what doesn't, and what you plan to do about it.
    Episode Timestamps
    00:00 - 04:46 - Welcome and Episode Introduction
    04:47 - 33:50 -Episode 318: Episode REWIND - Ep. 272 3 Key Strategies To Help Optimize Your Performance for the Rest of the Year
    Purple Patch and Episode Resources
    Purple Patch Video Podcast and More
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Free Live Webinar - Strategies to Nail Your Marathon & Half Marathon
    Amplify your approach to nutrition with Purple Patch and Fuelin
    2024 Purple Patch Performance Camps - SIGN UP NOW for our Napa Valley and South Carolina Training Camps
    We've reimagined indoor cycling - Find out more about Purple Patch Bike Live & On-Demand
    Learn more about 1:1 Coaching
    Get a Free Taste of Purple Patch Strength
    ORDER NOW - 2024 PURPLE PATCH APPAREL
    Everything you need to know about the Purple Patch Methodology
    Join the Purple Patch Team
    The Purple Patch Center is Open - Learn More and Schedule a Visit
    Purple Patch Coaching Consultation
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Send us a message
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch- Receive 20% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO20
    Ask Matt Anything - Leave a voicemail question for Matt
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Join Run Squad - Increase your running performance through our progressive, multi-sport approach to running
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events
    Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

    • 33 min
    Episode 317: How To Cut 30 Min off Your Marathon Time

    Episode 317: How To Cut 30 Min off Your Marathon Time

     
    Welcome to the Purple Patch Podcast. Last week's episode focused on opening the door of opportunity for those who may have never thought it possible to finish a marathon, let alone be successful at one. We discussed strategies to motivate you towards taking on a challenge and strategies to help you thrive.
    This week, we focus on those of you who have completed a marathon or even several. In this episode of the Purple Patch Podcast, IRONMAN Master Coach Matt Dixon shares actionable steps and strategies to help you improve your performance and take your marathon to the next level.
    Matt dissects marathon training and the unique challenges of marathon running to better understand what you face. He discusses common flaws in many marathon training plans to help runners avoid injury and progress. Matt highlights strategies you can leverage for a smarter training approach.
    From the benefits of clustered and split runs to practicing good posture with subtle inclines, Matt shares tips that can help enhance your speed and boost your skill set for your next marathon. 
    Also, be sure to check out our free live webinar, Strategies to Nail Your Marathon & Half Marathon, where Matt offers a more in-depth analysis of these points.
    Episode Timestamps
    00:00 - 02:48 - Welcome and Episode Introduction
    02:49 - 06:43 - Coach's Corner
    06:44 - 19:21 - The Meat and Potatoes - Episode 317: How To Cut 30 Min off Your Marathon Time
    19:24 - 21:22 - Purple Patch Program Information
    21:24 - 36:31 - How To Cut 30 Min off Your Marathon Time Cont.
    36:33 - 37:51 - Purple Patch Program Information
    37:52 - 40:26 - How To Cut 30 Min off Your Marathon Time Cont.
    Purple Patch and Episode Resources
    Purple Patch Video Podcast and More
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Free Live Webinar - Strategies to Nail Your Marathon & Half Marathon
    An Evening with Champions in support of the Challenged Athletes Foundation
    Amplify your approach to nutrition with Purple Patch and Fuelin
    2024 Purple Patch Performance Camps - SIGN UP NOW for our Napa Valley and South Carolina Training Camps
    We've reimagined indoor cycling - Find out more about Purple Patch Bike Live & On-Demand
    Learn more about 1:1 Coaching
    Get a Free Taste of Purple Patch Strength
    ORDER NOW - 2024 PURPLE PATCH APPAREL
    Everything you need to know about the Purple Patch Methodology
    Join the Purple Patch Team
    The Purple Patch Center is Open - Learn More and Schedule a Visit
    Purple Patch Coaching Consultation
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Send us a message
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 20% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO20
    Ask Matt Anything - Leave a voicemail question for Matt
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Join Run Squad - Increase your running performance through our progressive, multi-sport approach to running
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events
    Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events
     

    • 40 min
    Episode 316: Yes, You Can Run a Marathon – Five Key Points to Help Conquer Your Distance Run

    Episode 316: Yes, You Can Run a Marathon – Five Key Points to Help Conquer Your Distance Run

    Welcome to the Purple Patch podcast. This week, we aim to inspire, instill hope, and create opportunities. Many people watch others doing amazing things and think, "That's not for me. I couldn't do that." But the truth is, you can do it if you apply a smart and patient approach that builds incrementally over time. Before you know it, you can look back and marvel at what you have accomplished, regardless of the challenge or goal, whether in sport or life.
    In this week's episode, IRONMAN Master Coach Matt Dixon focuses on marathon and half marathon races. Half marathons are a great starting point for many people and can serve as a bridge to longer distances. Whether you've struggled with injuries or don't consider yourself a runner, Matt offers insight and tips to help you break through those barriers.
    Drawing from two case studies, Matt explores the common challenges faced by athletes training for long-distance runs and offers simple solutions to maximize their potential. The first case study features an athlete who initially believed completing a race was impossible, but ultimately discovered untapped capabilities. The second case study showcases an athlete who overcame injuries by adjusting their approach and achieved significant success. We believe you’ll find these stories informative, helpful, and inspiring and we hope they motivate you to take on your challenges.
    Matt also shares his five-point plan to help you refocus your approach and mindset, to get you started on your first or next long-distance race. Check out our free live webinar, Strategies to Nail Your Marathon & Half Marathon, where Matt offers a more in-depth analysis of these points.
    Episode Timestamps
    00:00 - 04:05 - Welcome and Episode Introduction
    04:13 - 13:58 - Coach's Corner
    14:05 - 29:02 - The Meat and Potatoes - Episode 316: Yes, You Can Run a Marathon – Five Key Points to Help Conquer Your Distance Run
    29:04 - 30:38 - Purple Patch Squad Information
    30:40 - 41:22 - Yes, You Can Run a Marathon Cont.
    41:24 - 42:54 - Purple Patch Program Information
    42:55 - 50:59 - Yes, You Can Run a Marathon Cont.
    Purple Patch and Episode Resources
    Purple Patch Video Podcast and More
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Free Live Webinar - Strategies to Nail Your Marathon & Half Marathon
    An Evening with Champions in support of the Challenged Athletes Foundation
    Amplify your approach to nutrition with Purple Patch and Fuelin
    2024 Purple Patch Performance Camps - SIGN UP NOW for our Napa Valley and South Carolina Training Camps
    We've reimagined indoor cycling - Find out more about Purple Patch Bike Live & On-Demand
    Learn more about 1:1 Coaching
    Get a Free Taste of Purple Patch Strength
    ORDER NOW - 2024 PURPLE PATCH APPAREL
    Everything you need to know about the Purple Patch Methodology
    Join the Purple Patch Team
    The Purple Patch Center is Open - Learn More and Schedule a Visit
    Purple Patch Coaching Consultation
    Learn more about our Tri Squad Program
    Send us a message
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 20% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO20
    Ask Matt Anything - Leave a voicemail question for Matt
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Join Run Squad - Increase your running performance through our progressive, multi-sport approach to running
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events
    Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Spencer (Shiftwork Athlete) ,

Wish I got into triathlon earlier

First time having an online coach and I’ve had such an amazing experience training as a squadie. Signed up in January 2021 to be coached by Purple Patch Fitness for my first Half Ironman and iv have been so motivated to race or to stay fit! Matt Dixon’s podcasts have been a treasure of informations and inspiration. Love how he does not leave a stone unturned and hits on ever key thought that I feel every triathlete thinks about.

Thank you and your team for supporting triathletes with your knowledge and energy

Daleskie ,

Consistently Top Notch

Consistently one of the best podcasts, triathlon or otherwise, period! Each week is interesting, insightful and professionally put together.

Not many folks can chat solo for 45-60 minutes and keep an audience captivated week after week, but Matt Dixon does it routinely with ease.

mbclarke ,

B. Clark

Great actionable items applicable to all aspects of sport and life.

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