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About Matt Dixon MSc
"Matt Dixon is an exercise physiologist and an elite triathlon coach. He is founder and CEO of Purple Patch fitness, a coaching company that caters to triathletes and endurance enthusiasts of all levels, from World Champions to beginners.
Dixon’s Purple Patch athletes have earned over 295 professional Ironman® and Ironman 70.3® championships and podium finishes, 110 of which are wins. Dixon has helped over 300 athletes to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, and also coached the 2016 70.3 Champion of the World - Tim Reed. Outside of Purple Patch, Dixon is a Master Coach for Ironman® University, Lead Hydration Advisor at CamelBak, and Power Training Expert at PowerTap.
Dixon is a former professional triathlete and two-time Olympic trials finalist in swimming. He has a master’s degree in clinical and exercise physiology and contributes regularly to Triathlete, Triathlete Europe, and LAVA magazines. He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Outside, Men’s Fitness, and Men’s Health."
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★★★★★ "Lays out all the elements needed to succeed and excel at triathlon without compromising the other important things in your life like family, friends and sleep."
In Fast-Track Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon offers his plan of attack for high performance in long-course triathlon—without sacrificing work or life.
Developed for busy professionals with demanding schedules, the Fast-Track Triathlete program makes your PR possible in Ironman®, Ironman 70.3®, Rev3, and Challenge triathlon in about 10 hours a week.
Training for long-course triathlons once demanded 15-20 hours each week—on top of work, family, travel and other time commitments. For many, preparing for long-distance triathlon is more challenging than the race itself.
Fast-Track Triathlete opens the door to your best performance in full- and half-distance triathlons in half the traditional training time. Dixon’s laser-focused, effective approach to workouts, recovery, strength and mobility, and nutrition means you can prepare for triathlon’s greatest challenges in just 7-10 hours per week for half-distance and 10-12 hours per week for full-distance.
Fast-Track Triathlete includes:
• Dixon’s complete guide to creating a successful sport and life performance recipe
• How to plan out your triathlon training
• Scaling workouts for time and fatigue
• Training and racing during travel
• Executing your swim-bike-run and transitions plan on race day
• 10-week off-season training program with key workouts
• 14-week pre-season training program with key workouts
• 14-week comprehensive race-prep full and half training plans with fully integrated strength and conditioning
Dixon’s first book, The Well-Built Triathlete, revealed his four-tiered approach to success in all triathlon race distances. Fast-Track Triathlete turbocharges Dixon’s well-built program so even the busiest athletes can achieve their long-distance triathlon dreams without sacrificing so much to achieve them.
What other athletes are saying about FAST-TRACK TRIATHLETE:
★★★★★ "I went from marathons and sprint tris straight to a full Ironman in 1 year while overcoming an injury with this plan."
★★★★★ "The importance of sleep/rest, quality vs. quantity, endurance AND strength, nutrition, etc. -- this book shares such a realistic and balanced approach to training and helped me train for and complete my first Ironman (140.6) race as a working mother of 3 small children and a 13:32 finish time."
★★★★★ "Breath of fresh air read on triathlon training - planning - life balance, in context of performance improvement.
In The Well-Built Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon reveals the approach he has used to turn age-group triathletes into elite professionals and champions.
Dixon's method breaks new ground in triathlon training, introducing a new, comprehensive approach that builds the whole athlete for stronger performance. Dixon details the four pillars of performance that form the foundation of his highly successful purplepatch fitness program, showing triathletes of all abilities how they can become well-built triathletes and perform better year after year.
The Well-Built Triathlete does not focus narrowly on workouts and training, but instead gives equal weight to training and workouts, recovery and rest, workout and daily nutrition, and functional strength and mobility. Dixon considers the demands of career and family to prepare athletes to achieve their goals through a realistic, practical ecosystem of stress and recovery.
The Well-Built Triathlete is Dixon's guide to every aspect of triathlon performance. Chapters on swimming, cycling, and running explain the most effective ways to train for each. His pragmatic approach to stretching, recovery, and effective strength training shows athletes where they can recover valuable time. A purplepatch section shows how triathletes can achieve long streaks of high performance.
Dixon's whole-athlete approach to triathlon will help triathletes become greater than the sum of their workouts. By becoming better all-around athletes, well-built triathletes will train and race faster than ever.