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Oct 7, 2020

Yes, it's the week that triathletes, coaches, and spectators usually descend up Kailua-Kona for the annual IRONMAN World Championships. 

This week, Matt looks back on six memorable stories from his 20+ years of heading over to Kona for the big race. Some stories involve lessons pros like Chris Lieto, Rachel Joyce, and...


Dec 4, 2019

In this episode, which is a sequel to our original  Episode 47 on "Childhood Development in Sport," Matt explores three critical components of development in kids in sport:

  • Performance anxiety
  • Sport specialization
  • The journey through the teenage years, especially around puberty

The biggest improvements and...


Oct 30, 2019

We've received so many questions about the Squad Programming that this entire episode digs deep this new evolution of Purple Patch Programming:

  • What is the Squad?
  • How was the Squad conceived and developed?
  • What type of athletes does it serve?
  • Are we all following the same plan year-round?
  • How can I customize my...


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...


Feb 13, 2019

This episode features a special conversation with a man who is central to the success at Purple Patch.

Matt Hurley is the Director of Coaching Operations at Purple Patch and he’s also an accomplished athlete, becoming overall champion at last year’s Ironman 70.3 Maine. He’s a multiple qualifier to the 70.3 World...