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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6:05am

What does it take to be your best? Recently, I watched the move Red Army about the 1980 Soviet Olympic ice hockey team which lost to the upstart Americans at the 1980 Olympics.  Most know about the ‘Miracle on Ice’ but many of us didn’t follow the Soviet team and their grueling quest to be world class.  

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:49pm

A group of 12 women recently gathered in Mill Valley, California to participate in purplepatch fitness’ cycling focused camp for women. We are very grateful that they brought plenty of heart and gumption to make the weekend a tremendous success for the campers and coaches alike.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:31am

Proper bike fits are hugely important. The next step is learning how to take that position into the real world and ride and handle your bike more effectively and efficiently to help set up your best race possible.  This is where Paul Buick, our Secret Weapon, can help you.


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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 6:29am

There’s no better way to kick off the purplepatch monthly recipe column by offering up a modern twist on a British classic, Shepherd’s Pie.

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:57am

New for 2015, purplepatch is introducing COACHED run sessions!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:18am

Up until last year, I did not pay any serious thought as to how I was riding my bike, in spite of my reputation as a strong age-group cyclist.  Thankfully, a revamped bike fit and some skill development work with purplepatch bike guru, Paul Buick, launched me into a season of bike PRs without increasing my power output.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 3:24pm

If you are racing in 2015, now is the time to start preparing for your races. We hope that you will join us for the 2015 season and your triathlon journey over the seasons to come.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:25am

It’s hard to believe that Kona was over two months ago. I was fortunate enough to make the trip and support our athletes.  But I was there to dream.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 8:58am

2015 is right around the corner - Set yourself up for a successful season with purplepatch Triathlon Coaching.

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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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