The Dixon-ary

Matt has a unique library of terms. We thought we'd help translate with a "Dixon-ary" to provide definition and common usage of key purplepatch words and phrases:

impress me, don't depress me


Said before the big main set or tough interval.

COME ON! Impress me, don't depress me. 



a period of excellent performance, where nearly everything seems to go right, work properly, and contrasting with a more general lower level of performance.

It's no wonder I PR'd. I prepared properly, executed and just fell into a purplepatch

This is the beginning of the end


The start of the final interval.

Here we are... this is the beginning of the end.

donkey dipped in cement


when things start going bad

How is that best effort? You look like a donkey dipped in cement!

fit and fresh


arriving prepared

Going into the World Championships, I believe all my athletes are fit and fresh.

it's emotional


get on with it, YOU can do it.

This session is a tough one, by the time you get to the end... finish strong, it's emotional!

monkey's knuckle


the last interval of a main set.

Here comes the Monkey’s Knuckle, leave nothing on the table!

porkchop paradise

Proper noun

when you are working hard

These hill repeats are likely to place you in a Porkchop Paradise.

smoking jackets

Noun, Adjective

smooth and easy

As we’re wrapping up a recovery week, ensure it’s a smoking jacket Sunday ride - get a muffin for christ’s sake.

Alright, put on your smoking jackets today. Don’t be  a hero.

strong like bull, smart like tractor


someone that trains super hard without purpose or direction

Steven always gets caught up in the pack, he’s strong like bull, smart like tractor.

suffering like a rented mule


self explanatory

You went out far too strong, you came home suffering like a rented mule. 



no more conservative approach, let it fly

Release the guv'nor!

the hat of justice


a towel placed on Matt’s head that rendors him completely impartial and allows him to make non-biased judgements of one’s performance.

Time for an honest assesment of that effort, on with the hat of justice. 

Start achieving your triathlon goals!