Purple Patch Podcast with Matt Dixon

by: Matt Dixon


The Purple Patch Podcast, hosted by author and triathlon coach, Matt Dixon, will empower and educate you to integrate sport into life in order to reach your athletic potential.  It is through the lens of athletic potential that you reach your human potential. In addition to topics such as planning your fitness into a time-starved life, the show will provide in-depth interviews, advice, and insight into optimizing your health, work, and life performance.  Matt will also share the critical habits and approaches that facilitate the success of some of the world's top performers across many disciplines.  And he’ll even have some fun along the way!  This is not going to be just another triathlon podcast.  Purple Patch Podcast is about exploring human potential.


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Episode 35:  AARP Anarchists and Still Crushing It  Matt has a humorous, inspirational, and educational chat with two Purple Patch Masters athletes, Rick Wimmer and Ken Pagliughi, about their recipes for success and longevity in sport and life. 

Episode 34:  Matt Dixon Answers Athletes' Burning Questions Matt takes a deep dive into his first official "Athlete Q & A" episode dedicated solely to recent questions from real athletes.

Episode 33:  The Power of Presence  Matt discusses how being focused and present are critical pieces of the puzzle to maximize your precious training time.

Episode 32:  Ed Baker - Patience and Purpose Lead to IRONMAN Victory  In celebration of Ed's win at IRONMAN Lake Placid, Matt is revisiting a previous interview with Ed.  Hear all about Ed's journey toward high performance in sport, business, and life.

Episode 31:  Fatigue - When to Push Through or Back Off  Should you toughen up and push through your training, or should you be smart and back off? Matt explores the concept of fatigue in today's podcast.

Episode 30:  How Jesse Thomas Found His Purple Patch at Challenge Roth  Matt opens the lid on the coaching mindset as he dissects the planning and performance journey of Jesse Thomas’ successful podium finish at the recent Challenge Roth.

Episode 29:  Best of Purple Patch Podcast with Matt Dixon  Matt is on vacation, so he put together a “Best of” Series from the initial months of the podcast. It’s a taste of the key highlights of lessons and takeaways from episodes so far this year.

Episode 28:  Des and Ryan Linden - A Journey Toward Excellence Boston Marathon Champion, Des Linden, and her husband, elite Purple Patch triathlete, Ryan Linden, explore performance and relationships in this intimate conversation with Matt Dixon.

Episode 27:  Laura Siddall - The Fear of Winning  Matt and Purple Patch Pro, Laura Siddall, dive into the internal struggle, the journey of achieving wonderful results, but focusing in on areas that few are honestly willing to discuss.

Episode 26:  Chris Mosier - A Journey Toward Truth  Matt interviews Purple Patch athlete, Chris Mosier, whose inspiring story as a transgender athlete is an inspiration to all human beings seeking a life of truth.

Episode 25:  What is Talent?  Matt shares his list of common traits of highly talented people. Traits you can build into your busy life that will create an optimal long-term return on your training investment.

Episode 24:  Erin Taylor - Integrating Yoga into Endurance Sports Founder of Jasyoga, Erin Taylor discusses how practical yoga skills can optimize endurance training and build resilience in sport and life.

Episode 23:  Lars Tandrup - Using an Athletic Mindset to Overcome Trauma An extremely compelling episode about Purple Patch athlete, Lars Tandrup who narrowing escaped the Santa Rosa fires and how he was able to rebuild his life.

Episode 22:  Jordan Ouida - How a Time-Starved Athlete Trains to be Fit and Fresh  Matt and Jordan chat about maximizing training and integrating sport in a time-starved life.

Episode 21: Maximizing Your Daily Energy Levels - Matt gets practical as he helps you dial in simple and executable tips to maximize your daily energy management.

Episode 20:  Functional Strength - Your Critical Performance Partner - Matt details the many benefits of a year-round functional strength program.

Episode 19:  Jesse Thomas - Balancing Life as a World Class Athlete, Husband, Father and CEO of Picky Bars

Episode 18:  Jesse Thomas - Winning Wildflower on a Borrowed Bike  Hear Jesse Thomas, Picky Bars CEO, Pro Triathlete, and Wildflower Champ, tell the story of his rise to triathlon stardom after winning Wildflower on a borrowed bike.

Episode 17:  Brad Stulberg - The Science of Human Performance  Co-author of Peak Performance and expert on health and the science of human performance, discusses his own mental health journey and how you can optimize your own performance in a busy life.  

Episode 16:  Kyla Channell - Optimizing Nutrition and Hydration for Performance and Daily Life  Matt and Kyla provide clear, expert advice on hydration in performance and daily life.

Episode 15:  Marina Gelman:  How an Athletic Mindset Saved a Mom's Life  Unimaginable tragedy rocked Marina's world, but it was through her athletic training that she adopted a mindset that not only got her health back on track but her spirit as well.

Episode 14:  Hydration Habits in Training, Racing, and Daily Life  Matt covers the critical topic of hydration and offers insights and tips for training, racing, and daily life.  He'll help you create the proper mindset, setting you up for peak performance in sport and life.

Episode 13:  Steve Magness - A Coaches' Collective on Performance  Matt interviews elite running coach and Peak Performance co-author, Steve Magness, on all things coaching.

Episode 12:  Nail Your Nutrition and Fueling - Part Two with Kyla Channell  Endurance Sports Nutritionist, Kyla Channell chats with Matt about the often confusing and emotional subject of nutrition and fueling through a performance lens.

Episode 11:  Nail Your Nutrition and Fueling - A Key Pillar of Performance  Training is an ongoing performance journey and therefore your eating should be, too.  In this episode, Matt explores the pitfalls and intention of both nutrition and fueling.

Episode 10:  Recovery - Your Key to Improved Performance  Matt takes you on a journey of understanding how you can improve performance, sustain health, and retain passion for the journey by cutting back training volume, focusing on key sessions, and adding in more easy days.

Episode Nine:  Ed Baker - An Executive's Thirst for Self-Improvement  An interesting exploration of self-evolution and the parallels between business executives and elite athletes.

Episode Eight:  Dr. Chris Winter - The Unbreakable Bond Between Sleep and Performance  An eye-opening discussion on how powerful sleep is and how to use it as a performance enhancer in sport, business, and life.

Episode Seven:  Carmel Galvin - Integrating an Athletic Mindset to Create Success  Hear how this mom of 3 and business executive uses her athletic mindset to overcome fears, succeed in business, and thrive in all areas of her busy life.
Episode Five & Six:  Performance Lessons from the Purple Patch Pros  A special edition of two episodes in which Purple Patch pros join Matt for a roundtable discussion about all aspects of training and life.

Episode Four:  Planning Your Endurance Training Season  Matt discusses the first Purple Patch Pillar of Performance:  Endurance.  He covers everything from how to set up your week to nailing the basics.  

Episode Three:  How a CEO Creates Sustainable High-Performance Sami Inkinen is interviewed by Matt.  Sami is the Founder of Virta Health, Co-founder of Trulia, and Amateur World Champion Triathlete.  He shares his strategies and mindset for sustaining high performance in sport, business, and life.

Episode Two:  Performance in a Time-Starved Life - The Fundamentals Around Training  Matt issues the challenge to shift our lens of training success away from simply “punching the clock” or achieving a certain number of training hours per week.  Word of the Week:  Fueling 

Episode One:  The Purple Patch Story  Matt takes a deep dive into the history of Purple Patch and shares how a struggle with chronic fatigue was ultimately the best thing to ever happen to him and his career.  Word of the Week:  Presence.

Introduction Episode:  An Introduction from Coach Matt Dixon  Matt gives a quick introduction to the podcast. 

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