Episode 303: 50 Lessons of 50 Years - Reflections of a Personal Journey
Purple Patch Podcast
by Matt Dixon
6d ago
This week, on a special edition of the Purple Patch Podcast, Ironman Master Coach Matt Dixon is celebrating his 50th birthday. To commemorate this significant milestone, Matt reflects on the past 50 years of his life, sharing 50 valuable lessons he learned from his experiences as an athlete, coach, and entrepreneur. These lessons are not only beneficial for athletes looking to enhance their performance but also for anyone who wants to improve their approach to work and life. Whether you are a coach, athlete, work leader, or parent, Matt's insights are sure to provide you with valuable perspect ..read more
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Episode 302: Training for Grit – Why Do So Many Executives Love IRONMAN and Triathlon?
Purple Patch Podcast
by Matt Dixon
1w ago
Throughout our coaching journey, we have shared numerous stories of success in training top-tier triathletes and C-suite executives who strive to achieve and maintain high performance in their personal and professional lives.   Over two decades of coaching both groups, we have observed strong parallels in the challenges they face and the solutions to those challenges that are universally applicable. In this week's episode of the Purple Patch Podcast, Ironman Master Coach Matt Dixon highlights those elements by focusing on executives and CEOs. He delves deeper into the reasons why many of ..read more
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Episode 301: Three Hidden High-Value Aspects of a Training Camp Experience
Purple Patch Podcast
by Matt Dixon
2w ago
We continue to kick off the year with our on-location podcasts from the 2024 Purple Patch Kona Camp. This year, we have 25 athletes who have put in some hard work and learned some valuable lessons. In this week's episode, IRONMAN Master Coach Matt Dixon talks about the importance of training camps and what athletes gain from coming together with like-minded individuals to be coached through the experience. Matt highlights three often overlooked components every athlete and coach should consider, as well as the main reasons why we have so many people returning to our training camp experiences y ..read more
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Episode 300: So You Want to Qualify for the IRONMAN World Championships - Matt’s 10 Essential Tips
Purple Patch Podcast
by Matt Dixon
3w ago
Over the last two decades, IRONMAN Master Coach Matt Dixon has coached athletes of all levels, from world-class to beginners. One of the most common aspirations he hears from athletes is the desire to compete at the Ironman World Championship. However, what does it take to qualify for this prestigious event? Is there a secret to success? As it happens, Purple Patch Fitness has significant knowledge and experience with the Ironman World Championships. We have achieved over 15 top-10 finishes at the championship and have helped nearly 1500 Purple Patch athletes qualify for the event. Some of the ..read more
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Episode 298: Organizational Effectiveness – An Essential Component of Any Performance Journey
Purple Patch Podcast
by Matt Dixon
1M ago
Talent, ambition, and a strong work ethic are crucial for achieving high performance in any field. It is also essential to follow a program and adopt daily practices and habits that promote readiness and teach lessons to develop necessary skills. However, none of these elements alone can lead to optimal results. Organizational effectiveness, which includes planning and structure, brings all of these elements together and is the key to high performance in any field. In this week's episode of the Purple Patch Podcast, Ironman Master Coach Matt Dixon talks about organizational effectiveness and h ..read more
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Episode 297: 5 Concepts and Strategies for a High-Performance Transformation
Purple Patch Podcast
by Matt Dixon
1M ago
Welcome to the first Purple Patch podcast of 2024. With a new year ahead, we aim to help you improve your focus and concentrate your energy on the things that will significantly enhance your performance in the most critical areas of your life. At Purple Patch, the theme for the upcoming year is transformation. Regardless of your goals, mission, or purpose, we are here to help you transform. Our experience in high performance has taught us that personal transformation is not a quick fix, and there is no fixed start and end date for it. Whether you are looking to achieve specific race goals, imp ..read more
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Episode 296: Looking Ahead - Q1 / The Build Phase
Purple Patch Podcast
by Matt Dixon
2M ago
As we approach the holiday season, it's a great opportunity to reflect on the past and plan for the future. We can take time to review the year that has passed and think about what worked well and what didn't. At the same time, we can set goals for the future and create a roadmap for transformation and self-improvement.  In this episode of the Purple Patch Podcast, IRONMAN Master Coach Matt Dixon takes a look back and reviews the progress we have made during the “offseason” training phase while providing a practical plan for navigating the coming months, which we at Purple Patch call “Q1 ..read more
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Episode 295: Performance Base Layer Series - Part 5: A High-Performance Mindset
Purple Patch Podcast
by Matt Dixon
2M ago
Welcome to the final episode of the Purple Patch Podcast's 5-part series on the Performance Base Layer. This series focuses on building a solid foundation for high performance. Your performance base layer consists of positive habits that promote good physical and mental health and enhance your physiological readiness. The essential elements of the performance base layer are the Purple Patch pillars of performance: endurance, strength, nutrition, and recovery. In this week’s episode, we tie it all together by discussing the high-performance mindset. Whatever your focus and goals are, having the ..read more
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Episode 294: Performance Base Layer Series - Part 4: Pillars of Performance Applied (Recovery)
Purple Patch Podcast
by Matt Dixon
3M ago
Welcome to the 5-part Performance Base Layer Series on the Purple Patch Podcast. This series emphasizes the importance of building a foundation for high performance. Your Performance baselayer consists of positive habits that promote good physical and mental health and foster physiological readiness. The Purple Patch pillars of performance, endurance, strength, nutrition, and recovery are the core elements of the performance base layer. In this series, every episode revolves around one of the four pillars of performance. Endurance and movement, strength and resistance training, and proper nutr ..read more
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Episode 293: Performance Base Layer Series - Part 3: Pillars of Performance Applied (Nutrition)
Purple Patch Podcast
by Matt Dixon
3M ago
Welcome back to the 5-part Performance Base Layer Series on the Purple Patch Podcast. This series aims to emphasize the importance of the foundational aspect of high performance, which is the performance base layer. It's built on the foundation of positive habits that foster a strong physiological readiness for good physical and mental health year-round and for years to come. The Purple Patch pillars of performance, which include endurance, strength, nutrition, and recovery, make up the core elements of the performance base layer. Each week of the series, we have focused on a different pillar ..read more
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