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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 5:55pm

We are excited to announce the 4th Edition of our highly desirable Winter Triathlon Empowerment Camp. 

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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 5:48pm

It was with great honor that I was asked to speak at the World Summit for Triathlon.  There is an eclectic and interesting collection of athletes, coaches and field experts discussing topics around all areas of performance and coaching.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:31am

Much has been and will be written about the Ironman World Championship bike course in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  A lot of the talk tends to center around a specific section like the climb to Hawi...

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:51am

The entire team here at purplepatch fitness is really excited to be back on the big island for the Hawaii Ironman World Championship.  This year we have three professionals racing (Meredith Kessler, Gina Crawford and Tim Reed) and a full 22 age group athletes.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:39am

In the coming days, we will be posting the details of our new program levels, Performance, Premium, Executive as well as the variety of direct coaching options with Matt Dixon.


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:07pm

“Misapplied Self-Discipline”: You are mentally tough, disciplined and extraordinarily physically fit, so why aren’t you reaching your potential on race day?

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 2:28pm

IRONMAN LAKE TAHOE TRAINING CAMP:  There is no better way to truly be prepared for this race. You will gain course familiarity, and insider knowledge by attending this camp.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 4:21pm

Show yourself just what you can do this season. Transition from being fit into being race ready. Join purplepatch for your race season and arrive race ready.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 3:59pm

purplepatch, had 60 + athletes race Lake Tahoe last year all but 2 finished and 8 athletes qualified for IRONMAN Hawaii World Championships.Be in good company while you train for this epic race. Learn more about the purplepatch winning formula with our Lake Tahoe IRONMAN training plan and Tahoe camp.


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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Matt Dixon and Paul Buick are coaching another mini camp in the bay area. This 3 day clinic will focus on Education and Skills development to provide you with the tools you need  to be a more effective  and smarter triathlete. Click the title to learn more now.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 1:15pm

At purplepatch, we like to keep a ‘long lens’ on athlete development and encourage our athletes to keep the bigger picture in mind.   See how we can help.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:13am

The Well Built Triathlete” Matt Dixon’s upcoming book, is finally hitting the shelves in late April and already available for pre-order on to change, new cover features one of the purplepatch’s pro’s) In alignment with the purplepatch philosophy, Matt’s book speaks to the individual and will assist its readers in determining their own best ways to train, use their time, improve and reach new levels of athletic performance.  It’s a must read!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:30pm

We had a lone professional racing this weekend, with Meredith Kessler hitting the races again following her win at Ironman New Zealand less than a month prior, but we had a large contingent of amateurs racing, and it proved to be a wonderful and successful weekend of racing.

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:42am

purplepatch fitness - Virtual Training Squad (VTS) athlete profile: Lisa B.


This amazing grandma of two walked through purplepatch’s doors, inspired, eager as well as over trained, and more than a little tired. Today she is a whole new woman.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:30am

I hope that many of you enjoyed the nice 1-2 finish of the purplepatch pros at the 30th edition of Ironman New Zealand yesterday.  Congratulations to Meredith Kessler for the win and the course record, and a fine performance for Gina Crawford, who was hot on her heels.  



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